The Cliburn

Cliburn in the Community

Cliburn in the Community

Cliburn in the Community is a renewed outreach effort that provides the experience of live classical music performance for free to a broad audience through partnerships with vibrant venues and organizations throughout Fort Worth. The program brings in young, emerging artists for weeklong residencies to include performances and other community engagement opportunities.


The Cliburn is proud to announce its 2016–2017 Cliburn in the Community artists:


October 11–14, 2016
Tomoki Sakata
, 2013 Cliburn Competition Finalist

Tuesday, October 11, 12:15 p.m.   Sundance Square Plaza
Thursday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.   Fort Worth Central Library (500 W. 3rd St.)
Friday, October 14, 7:00 p.m.   Friday on the Green (Magnolia Green, 1201 Lipscomb St.)




April 11–16, 2017
Claire Huangci, 2013 Cliburn Competition Jury Discretionary Award Recipient

Tuesday, April 11, 12:15 p.m.       Sundance Square Plaza
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.     Fort Worth Central Library (500 W. 3rd St.)
Saturday, April 15, 3:00 p.m.      Bancroft Family Concerts (presented with Fine Arts Chamber Players) at the Dallas Museum of Art


Cliburn in the Community is sponsored by The Stayton.

Additional support provided by:
National Endowment for the Arts
Texas Commission on the Arts

Cliburn Sponsors are
Amon G. Carter Foundation
Arts Council of Fort Worth
Crystelle Waggoner Charitable Trust
The Pangburn Foundation, J.P. Morgan, Trustee
ExxonMobil / XTO Energy
Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation
Sid W. Richardson Foundation

Exclusive Print Media Sponsor

Official Piano of the Cliburn
Steinway & Sons – North Texas / Houston

Official Hotel of the Cliburn
Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel

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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Fort Worth, TX 76102


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