Van Cliburn walked out on stage to greet the audience prior to the 50th Anniversary Gold Medalists Concert on September 6, 2012, at Bass Performance Hall. He thanked the audience saying, "Thank you for your faithful support. I love you from the bottom of my heart, FOREVER!" Click the video on the left to watch the full-length video of his speech.
Van Cliburn addresses audience prior to concert with Maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Music Director, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Alann Bedford Sampson, Interim President and CEO, Van Cliburn Foundation, Inc. (Photo credit: Rodger Mallison/Van Cliburn Foundation)