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Watch the Van Cliburn Memorial Concert

Eight Cliburn award winners performed Feb. 27 in Sundance Square to honor Van Cliburn.

The Cliburn, with Sundance Square, hosted a special memorial concert in honor of its inspiration and namesake, Van Cliburn, on Thursday, February 27, 2014—the one-year anniversary of his passing. The tribute was held in the new Sundance Square Plaza in downtown Fort Worth from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and featured recitals by eight Cliburn Competition award winners:



Yakov Kasman, 1997 silver medalist 18:15
RACHMANINOV Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36 (1913)

Simone Pedroni, 1993 gold medalist 44:23
WILLIAMS Suite from Lincoln
LISZT Funerailles

Steven Lin, 2013 jury discretionary award winner 1:17:30
DEBUSSY Selections from Suite bergamasque
MENDELSSOHN Fantasy in F-sharp Minor, op. 28

Maxim Philippov, 2001 silver medalist 1:41:42
SCHUMANN Sonata in F-sharp Minor, op. 28

Alexey Koltakov, 2001 finalist 2:11:35
LISZT Apres une Lecture du Dante

José Feghali, 1985 gold medalist 2:30:09
SCHUMANN Kinderszenen, op. 15
BACH-HESS Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Antonio Pompa-Baldi, 2001 silver medalist 2:59:07
LISZT Ballade No. 2 in B Minor
POULENC Les chemins de l’amour
LISZT Paraphrase on Verdi’s “Ernani”

Alexander Kobrin, 2005 gold medalist 3:29:04
TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from The Seasons, op. 37b

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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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