EXPERIENCE CLIBURN 2013: IN
PERSON AND ONLINE
Fourteenth Competition offers variety of ways for audience to
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Fort Worth, Texas, May 16, 2013-The
Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano
Competition, taking place May 24-June 9, 2013, at Fort
Worth's Bass Performance Hall, will provide many opportunities for
music lovers to engage both inside the concert hall and around the
- ATTEND PERFORMANCES
- WATCH LIVE ON OUR BIG SCREEN
- All Competition performances will be broadcast live in the
Van Cliburn Recital Hall, located in the Maddox-Muse Center just
across Calhoun Street from the Hall.
- This provides the perfect, casual viewing environment for
all-including latecomers unable to be seated in the Hall and
children under age 10, accompanied by an adult.
- ATTEND FREE EVENTS DURING FINALS ROUND
- Cliburn Piano Lunch
Thursday & Friday, June 6 & 7, 2013
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
McDavid Studio, 301 East 5th Street
Bring your lunch and enjoy recitals by some of our Preliminary
and Semifinal Round competitors.
- Critics Symposium
Moderated by Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Van Cliburn Recital Hall, 330 East 4th Street
A selection of the country's top classical music critics will
discuss the current state of journalism, whether criticism is
essential (of course it is!), and what the alternatives might be in
- A Conversation with Maestro Leonard Slatkin
Hosted by Fred Child, American Public Media's Performance
Friday, June 7, 2013
Van Cliburn Recital Hall, 330 East 4th Street
Join us for this insightful conversation with one of the
leading, most imaginative conductors of our time, making his first
Cliburn Competition appearance this year. The dialogue will be led
by Fred Child, renowned arts journalist and host of the
most-listened-to classical music show in America.
- Jury Symposium
Moderated by John Giordano, chairman of the jury
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Van Cliburn Recital Hall, 330 East 4th Street
Members of the Fourteenth Competition jury will consider how
technique, artistic sensibilities, and artists' careers have
changed over the past 10 years. They will examine the increasing
"globalization" of the piano, especially as musicians from the
traditions of Russia, Western Europe, the United States, and Asia
move across borders to teach and study. They also will discuss
repertoire, programming, and what it takes to build a career
- Available at Cliburn.org, the webcast will
bring the Competition to life around the world in real time with
over 110 hours of live broadcasts of performances, interview
segments, and awards ceremonies over the 17-day period.
- It will also include hours of other compelling material,
including symposia, competitor profiles, special tributes to Van
Cliburn, taped interviews, featurettes on the many aspects of the
Competition (including its 1,200 volunteer force), and other
- All performances and videos will be available live and on
- Full details:
- AUDIENCE CHAT
- Online viewers are encouraged to share their thoughts through
Twitter. Tweets that tag @TheCliburn or #Cliburn2013 will be
retweeted on the Cliburn's stream. The live stream will be visible
on the Cliburn.org webcast page. Tweeters can also send questions
to the webcast hosts Jade Simmons and Shields-Collins Bray this
same way-and many will be answered live.
- AUDIENCE VOTE
- Patrons both in the Hall and around the world are encouraged to
vote for their favorite competitors each day on Cliburn.org.
- Participants can vote once a day for a competitor active in the
Competition at that time.
- Results will be tallied on Sunday, June 9, and the competitor
with the most votes will be awarded the Audience Award at the Final
Awards Ceremony, with a cash prize of $2,500.
- SOCIAL MEDIA
- We encourage music lovers to engage with us via these social
- Webcast host Jade Simmons has also planned a "social blitz"
during the Competition, where she will be posting her own unique
- CLIBURN BLOG
- Cliburn.org will host an active blog throughout the
Competition, providing a behind-the-scenes view from a variety of
- American Public Media's, Performance
- Hosted by Fred Child
- Available online at www.performancetoday.org
- The show will broadcast selected performances on a daily basis,
and for the Final Round,Performance Todaywill move to Fort
- WRR Classical 101.1 FM
- WRR will air a combination of live and taped reports during the
Competition; behind-the scenes interviews with contestants, judges,
and visiting dignitaries; and beginning June 6, it will broadcast
the Final Round of the Competition live in its entirety.
- KTCU 88.7 FM
- TCU's radio station will carry the entire Competition
- Fort Worth City Cable
- Channel 28 on Charter and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse will
air the entire webcast from start to finish, including interviews
and short features.
TAKE PERFORMANCES HOME:
- Through a special collaboration with Naxos, every solo recital
performance given during the Competition will be available for
exclusively on ClassicsOnline almost immediately following the
completion of each day's performances. Within a few weeks, Naxos
will make the recordings available worldwide on all major digital
service providers such as iTunes and Amazon.
- A longstanding tradition, harmonia mundi usa will release CDs
of select Competition performances by the three medalists following
the conclusion of the Competition.
- For the first time, harmonia mundi will also produce a studio
recording for the gold medalist.
- The Cliburn Shop will sell CDs and DVDs of each recital
performance in the lobby of Bass Hall, and later online at
ABOUT THE FOURTEENTH COMPETITION
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 pianists to
Texas. The competitors hail from all over the world, representing
13 countries: the United States (7), Italy (6), Russia (5), China
(3), Ukraine (2), Australia, Chile, France, Japan, South Korea,
Poland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. They range in age from 19
to 30. For a complete listing and biographies: /cliburn-competition/current-competitors/
Van Cliburn, the Competition's inspiration and namesake, passed
away on February 27, 2013. The Fourteenth Competition will be
dedicated to Mr. Cliburn, as a tribute to his devotion to young
artists, and his belief in the transformative powers of music.
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.
JURY: Maestro John Giordano
(United States) will serve as chairman of the jury for his eleventh
competition since he assumed the post in 1973. Other jury members
include: Dmitri Alexeev (Russia), Michel Beroff (France), Andrea
Bonatta (Italy), Richard Dyer (United States), Joseph Kalichstein
(Israel), Yoheved Kaplinsky (Israel), Liu Shih Kun (China), Minoru
Nojima (Japan), Menahem Pressler (United States), Blanca Uribe
(Colombia), Arie Vardi (Israel), and Xian Zhang (China).
TICKETS: 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/.
ABOUT THE CLIBURN
The Cliburn disseminates classical music worldwide and nurtures
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
award-winning documentaries, radio broadcasts, and a live webcast
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 Amateurs™, which
The Boston Globe proclaimed "a celebration of music, and
the people who have to make music, no matter what."
Detailed information about the Cliburn and its programs is
available at Cliburn.org.
Official Sponsors of the Cliburn:
Amon G. Carter
Ann L. &
Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust, Bank of America, Trustee
Arts Council of
Fort Worth & Tarrant County
Waggoner Charitable Trust
Grace Charitable Trust, J.P. Morgan, Trustee
Jane and John
Bass Charitable Corporation
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