The Cliburn announces the major elements of the Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, taking place May 27–June 12, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas USA. Applications are open nowand are due October 15, 2020.

“As we prepare for each competition, we carefully evaluate each element in order to constantly improve,” said Cliburn President and CEO Jacques Marquis. “How can we attract the top competitors? Which international artists can we bring onto the jury and into the Cliburn family? How can we best inform the jurors’ decisions through the performances that the competitors give? How can we reach more and more people with classical music? What can we offer our winners to better support them into their careers?”