FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLIBURN SCREENING AUDITIONS TO WRAP
UP AT TCU'S ED LANDRETH AUDITORIUM, FEBRUARY 20-22
Screening Auditions are free and
open to the public, and will select 30 competitors for the
Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in May.
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Fort Worth, Texas, January 30, 2013-The Cliburn
concludes its international Screening Auditions at
TCU's Ed Landreth Auditorium on February
20-22, in preparation for the Fourteenth Van
Cliburn International Piano Competition (May 24-June 9,
2013, in Fort Worth, Texas). From around the world, 133 pianists
were selected to participate in live Screening Auditions in Hong
Kong, Hannover, Milan, Moscow, New York City, and Fort Worth. Each
applicant performs a 40-minute recital featuring repertoire of the
pianist's choosing before an audience and distinguished five-member
jury. All performances are free and open to the public.
Screening Audition Schedule
Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano
Fort Worth, February 20-22
Texas Christian University, Ed Landreth Auditorium
2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
February 20, 2:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
February 21, 2:00 p.m.-5:20 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
February 22, 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
All times subject to change.
"We are thrilled by the exceptional roster of international
candidates that has emerged. The level of preparedness and artistry
shown in the applications is impressive, and we are eager to hear
what each pianist has to offer in this final stage of the
application process," commented Chairman of the Jury John Giordano.
"Few other competitions offer applicants the opportunity to
showcase their talent through the intimacy and immediacy of a live
performance, and none as comprehensively as the Cliburn."
In addition to Mr. Giordano (United States), the esteemed
screening jury includes Andrea Bonatta (Italy), Richard Dyer
(United States), Yoheved Kaplinsky (Israel), and Blanca Uribe
(Colombia). The 133 applicants selected to audition for the
Competition hail from 35 countries, with heaviest representation
from China, Italy, Korea, Russia, and the United States.
From these Screening Auditions, 30 of the world's finest
pianists will be invited in March 2013, to compete in Fort Worth
for the coveted Cliburn medals, more than $175,000 in prizes and
awards, and three years of commission-free career management valued
at over $1.3 million.
"We give the competitors multiple platforms to present us with
their artistic personality and communicative power," said Cliburn
Interim Executive Director Jacques Marquis. "The winners will be
offered an unparalleled opportunity to build a meaningful concert
career, and we are honored to be a part of launching them onto the
world stage and celebrating classical music."
SCREENING AUDITION JURY
JOHN GIORDANO, Chairman (United States)
Director emeritus of the
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, where he was music director for 28
seasons, Maestro John Giordano has served as chairman of the jury
for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition since 1973.
Other distinctions include Distinguished Fellow in Music, TCU;
music director, Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra; founder, Fort
Worth Chamber Orchestra; and director emeritus, Youth Orchestra of
Greater Fort Worth, among many others.
ANDREA BONATTA (Italy)
Born in Bolzano, Italy, Andrea Bonatta
concertizes extensively, with recent recital and conducting
engagements across Europe and Asia. He has served as artistic
advisor and jury chairman for the International "F. Busoni" Piano
Competition, as well as on the juries of the Bolzano, Ettlingen,
Moscow, Shanghai, Utrecht, Weimar, and Cleveland competitions. Mr.
Bonatta was also a vice president of the World Federation of
International Music Competitions.
RICHARD DYER (United States)
Richard Dyer was chief music critic
forThe Boston Globefor 33 years, publishing more than 12,000
pieces, including interviews with most leading pianists of the past
three decades. Mr. Dyer is a two-time recipient of the ASCAP Deems
Taylor Award for distinguished music criticism and a former
Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard. This is his fourth appearance
on the Cliburn Competition jury (2001, 2005, 2009).
YOHEVED KAPLINSKY (Israel)
Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky is the
chairperson of the Piano Department at The Juilliard School and a
visiting professor of piano at TCU. One of the world's foremost
teachers, she has served on the faculties of the Peabody
Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music, and was appointed
artistic director of Juilliard's Pre-College Division in 2007. She
frequently adjudicates in international competitions such as the
Cleveland, Dublin, Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky, and the Cliburn (2001,
BLANCA URIBE (Colombia)
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Blanca Uribe
graduated magna cum laude from the Academy of Music and Dramatic
Art in Vienna and from The Juilliard School in New York, where she
completed her postgraduate studies with Martin Canin and Madame
Rosinna Lhevinne. She enjoys a busy performance schedule and has
served on the juries of the Gina Bachauer, Honens, Beethoven,
Busoni, and Cleveland competitions, among others. She is the 1966
Cliburn bronze medalist.
For additional information about and to purchase tickets for the
Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort
Worth, please visit http://www.cliburn.org/cliburn-competition/tickets/.
For those who cannot attend the Competition, all performances will
be streamed live in their entirety and available on-demand at
Cliburn.org, making it possible for virtually anyone anywhere to
experience the music.
The Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano
Competition will take place May 24-June 9,
2013, at Fort Worth's Bass Performance
Hall and will welcome 30 of the world's finest young
pianists to Texas. Continuing its longstanding commitment to new
music, the Cliburn has selected composer Christopher
Theofanidis to write the commissioned work that will be
performed by all competitors during the Semifinal Round.
Additionally, the competition has been dedicated to showcasing both
the extraordinary talent of its competitors in recital performance
as well as their ability to collaborate with other musicians. The
Fourteenth Competition will mark the first Cliburn appearance by
the world-renowned Brentano String
Quartetperforming a piano quintet with each of the 12
semifinalists. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra,
which has appeared at every Cliburn Competition, will perform two
concerti with each of the six finalists, under the baton of
Maestro Leonard Slatkin for the first time.
Maestro John Giordano will serve as chairman of
the jury for his eleventh competition since he assumed the post in
ABOUT THE CLIBURN
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and launches young artists' careers through the quadrennial Van
Cliburn International Piano Competition and ensuing three-year
international concert tours of its medalists as well as
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that extends outreach to listeners across the globe.
For audiences in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the Cliburn
promotes great music and world-class artists through the annual
Cliburn Concerts series. It reaches 34,000 elementary school
students annually with the education programs of Musical
Awakenings®. In 1999, it established the International
Piano Competition for Outstanding AmateursTM, whichThe
Boston Globe proclaimed "a celebration of music, and the people who
have to make music, no matter what." The seventh Amateur
Competition will be held May 2015 at Ed Landreth Auditorium on the
campus of TCU.
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