The Cliburn

2014 / 2015 Cliburn Concerts


In the midst of our busy, multitasking lives, the recital experience offers something different, something needed: a pure connection. With our fellow audience members, with the artists on stage—but, more than anything, with the music. We stop for an hour or two, put down our phones, and allow the music to speak to us through its finely-trained and consummate ambassadors, who are—as described by Van Cliburn—but its witnesses and messengers. It is a seemingly paradoxical, uniquely valuable time when we can commune with others for a journey that is, at its core, introspective.

Our guarantee for these Cliburn Concerts is to bring the world’s best witnesses and messengers to Fort Worth’s finest concert venues each season to deliver some of the best music ever written directly to you. We hope to connect with you soon.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014           Beatrice Rana, piano

Tuesday, February 10, 2015               Denis Matsuev, piano

Tuesday, April 7, 2015                         John Giordano Tribute Concert

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall, located at 4th  & Calhoun Streets in downtown Fort Worth.



Thursday, October 30, 2014              James Ehnes, violin

Thursday, November 13, 2014          David Fray, piano

Thursday, January 29, 2015               Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at the new Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum, located at 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.



Saturday, October 11, 2014               Lowell Liebermann, composer

Saturday, March 28, 2015                  Mark Adamo, composer

All performances begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, located at 3200 Darnell Street in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.

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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