The Cliburn

2015 Junior Competition Prizes

The prizes for the First Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition in 2015 will be:

FIRST PRIZE:  $10,000 cash plus $2,000 scholarship

SECOND PRIZE:  $5,000 cash plus $2,000 scholarship

THIRD PRIZE:  $2,500 cash plus $2,000 scholarship

A portion of the prize ($2,000 for each of the three finalists, as noted above) is related to furthering musical advancement. If one or any of the top three prizewinners does not make a suitable proposal for the use of the scholarship money within one year of the Competition, that winner forfeits this portion of the prize, at the discretion of the president and CEO of the Cliburn.

All three top prizes will also include community residency and mentorship opportunities with the Cliburn.

Other special prizes will be announced closer to the Competition dates.

Any questions about eligibility, repertoire, the application process, or the application should be directed to Sandra Doan, director of artistic planning, at, or by phone at +1.817.738.6536.


Our Mission

It is the mission of the Cliburn to advance classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs, and concert series embody an enduring commitment to artistic excellence and the discovery of young artists.



The Cliburn is a not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors, elected for a four year term. It is sustained by the generous support from individuals, foundations, corporations, the tireless efforts of volunteers, and embraced by the community of Fort Worth. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is a proud member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.


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