The Cliburn

2014 Gala


Friends and supporters of the Cliburn gathered at Fort Worth’s Ridglea Country Club Friday night, May 2, for an evening of supper and dancing to Big Blast and the Party Masters.

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Proceeds from the Gala help sustain the Cliburn’s many programs. 

Gala Chairmen

Tina Harrison Gorski
Anna Melissa Harrison Philpott
Marsha Harrison Kleinheinz

Gala Committee

Susanne & Kevin Avondet
George Ann & Bill Bahan
Kaydee & Bull Bailey
Anne & Robert Bass
Cornelia & Jim Blake
Gunhild Corbett
Kim & Glenn Darden
Sarah & Baker Gentry
Cami & Jon Goff
Nancy & Bill Hallman
Rebecca & Reese Hillard
Ann & Ed Hudson
Carolyn & Randall Hudson
Gail & Bill Landreth
Mollie & Garland Lasater

Kathryn & Russell Laughlin
Lauri Lawrence
Mary Ralph Lowe & Charlie Flanders
Gaylord & Bradley Lummis
Susan & Tim Matheus
Marsland & Dick Moncrief
Iris & Ardon Moore
Dana & David Porter
Gina & Bob Ravnoas
Shannon & Breck Ray
Cynthia & Terry Siegel
Thomas L. Smith
Becca & Mark Stupfel
Martha & J.R. Williams
Kimbell & Mitch Wynne

Cliburn 180° Gala Committee

Mimi & Townes Clemons
Lauren & Clinton Cockerell
Susanna Gorski
Kristi & Herndon Hasty
Lacey & Chris Kruger
Mary Elizabeth Levy

Meghana Mathew
Gustavo Peña
Amar Tanna
Blair & John Walker
Anne & Doug Wright

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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