The competitors of the
Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition
May 31–June 8, 2019 I Dallas, Texas I Alessio Bax, jury chairman
The 2019 Cliburn Junior competitors came from all over the world, representing 11 countries: the United States (7), China (4), Japan (4), Canada (3), Hong Kong (2), Armenia, Australia, Austria, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan (includes three dual representations). They ranged in age from 13 to 17 with two 13-, four 14-, seven 15-, five 16-, and six 17-year-olds. A selection jury chose the 24 competitors from an impressive applicant pool of 230 young pianists from 32 countries, through online applications and video submissions of 15 to 20 minutes.
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An additional 14 pianists were selected as non-competing festival participants, bringing the total number of pianists to 37 and countries represented to 14 with the addition of Italy, Spain, and Thailand. They are: Caleb Borick, United States, 16; Josephine Chan, United States, 16; Claire Chiang, United States, 16; Luca Grianti, Italy, 17; Ariya Laothitipong, Thailand, 15; Bryant Li, United States, 14; Katherine E. Liu, United States, 14; Maxine Park, United States, 14; Gorka Plada, Spain, 17; Ryan Sheng, United States, 15; Ke Tang, China, 16; Luke Turner, United States, 15; Charlotte Wong, Hong Kong, 16; Shuheng Zhang, United States, 17