The Cliburn

2015 Gala



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


Gala Chairmen

Dana & David Porter

Honorary Chairman

Thomas L. Smith

Gala Committee

Susanne & Kevin Avondet
Kaydee & Bull Bailey
Anne & Robert Bass
Cornelia & Jim Blake
Anne Marie & Doug Bratton
Gunhild Corbett
Barbara & Ralph Cox
Rose Anne Cranz
Kim & Glenn Darden
Mitzi & Bill Davis
Rhonda & Rob Felton
Sarah & Baker Gentry
Cami & Jon Goff
Tina & Ted Gorski
Lisa & Ted Gupton
Nancy & Bill Hallman
Camille & Jay Hebert
Kristin & Stewart Henderson
Ann & Ed Hudson
Carolyn & Randall Hudson
Dana & Dee Kelly
Sally & Jeff King
Teresa & Luther King
Marsha & John Kleinheinz

Gail & Bill Landreth
Kathryn & Russell Laughlin
Lauri Lawrence
Suzanne & Kevin Levy
Gaylord & Bradley Lummis
Michelle & Scott Marlow
Priscilla & Joe Martin
Vivienne & Bobby Mays
Marsland & Dick Moncrief
Iris & Ardon Moore
Leslie & John David Moritz
Denise Mullins
Pamela Murrin
Elisabeth & Rob Myers
Anna Melissa & Peter Philpott
Gina & Bob Ravanaas
Shannon & Breck Ray
Patricia & Win Ryan
Cynthia & Terry Siegel
Susan and Dee Smith
Becca & Mark Stupfel
Martha & J.R. Williams
Kimbell & Mitch Wynne

Cliburn 180° Gala Committee

Christopher Beavers
Mimi & Townes Clemons
Kristi & Herndon Hasty
Gustavo Peña
Meredith & Breck Ray
Caroline Jimmy Samis

Melissa & Kayvon Shahbaz
Mary Elizabeth & Josh Van Meter
Hannah & Jarratt Watkins
Natalie Wilkins
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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