“It is precisely the eternal verities inherent in classical music that remain a spiritual beacon for people all over the world.”

—Van Cliburn

Great classical music is universal and eternal. We are privileged to hear it, to know its value, and to reward its worth. -- VAN CLIBURN

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Cliburn at Home Launches

Music is providing an invaluable respite to a world in quarantine. On March 30, we join our classical music community worldwide in providing new opportunities to connect through the artform we love, in a safe and joyful space for us all, no matter age, culture, or physical location. We’re announcing three new online initiatives to...

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In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 around the United States, and in consideration of current guidance from health officials, the Cliburn has made the decision to cancel or postpone all events scheduled through May 30, 2020. As such, we will be working to reschedule the 2020 Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition and the Classically Cliburn Gala; this...

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2021 Cliburn Competition Major Elements Announced; Applications Open

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...

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