Order of Play Is Set for #cliburn2017

The Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition welcomed 30 young pianists from around the world to the Opening Dinner and Draw Party Tuesday evening at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in downtown Fort Worth.

The competitors, members of the Jury, and host families received warm welcomes from Cliburn staff and patrons, and longtime Cliburn patron Martha Hyder was honored with a tribute delivered by Jury Chairman Emeritus John Giordano. Other speakers included Cliburn President and CEO Jacques Marquis, Chairman of the Board Carla Kemp Thompson, and 2013 Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko.

After dinner, Vadym Kholodenko drew competitor names out of a chalice, Jacques Marquis read out the names, and each pianist came forward to choose his or her position in the order of play.


Thursday, May 25

2:30 p.m. Julia Kociuban, Poland, 25

3:20 p.m. Madoka Fukami, Japan, 28

4:25 p.m. Su Yeon Kim, South Korea, 23

7:30 p.m.  Leonardo Pierdomenico, Italy, 24

8:20 p.m. Alina Bercu, Romania, 27

9:25 p.m. Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 22

Friday, May 26

10:00 a.m. Dasol Kim, South Korea, 28

10:50 a.m.Tristan Teo, Canada, 20

11:55 a.m. Caterina Grewe, Germany, 29

2:30 p.m. Philipp Scheucher, Austria, 24

3:20 p.m. Martin James Bartlett, United Kingdom, 20

4:25 p.m. Ilya Maximov, Russia, 30

7:30 p.m. Daniel Hsu, United States, 19

8:20 p.m. Yury Favorin, Russia, 30

9:25 p.m. Yutong Sun, China, 21

Saturday, May 27

10:00 a.m. Luigi Carroccia, Italy, 25

10:50 a.m. Nikolay Khozyainov, Russia, 24

11:55 a.m. Nikita Abrosimov, Russia, 28

2:30 p.m. Georgy Tchaidze, Russia, 29

3:20 p.m.Kenneth Broberg, United States, 23

4:25 p.m. Sun-A Park, United States, 29

7:30 p.m. Rachel Cheung, Hong Kong, 25

8:20 p.m. EunAe Lee, South Korea, 29

9:25 p.m. Sergey Belyavskiy, Russia, 23

Sunday, May 28

10:00 a.m. Tony Yike Yang, Canada, 18

10:50 a.m. Yekwon Sunwoo, South Korea, 28

11:55 a.m. Han Chen, Taiwan, 25

2:30 p.m. Honggi Kim, South Korea, 25

3:20 p.m. Rachel Kudo, United States, 30

4:25 p.m. Alyosha Jurinic, Croatia, 28


Medici.tv partners for #cliburn2017 Webcast

The Cliburn announces a major new media partnership with Paris-based medici.tv—the leading classical-music video broadcaster in the world—that will greatly expand the global audience for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, May 25–June 10, 2017.

The #cliburn2017 webcast will encompass over 110 hours of live performances, announcements, interviews, featurettes, and other behind-the-scenes footage. All content will be available both live and on demand for free to viewers across the world on the Cliburn’s homepage at Cliburn.org, as well as the specially designed microsite cliburn2017.medici.tv—which will also host a variety of editorial content in English, Russian, French, and Chinese. Viewership is expected to top 5 million during the three-week period.

The webcast will be hosted by dynamic piano duo Anderson & Roe (Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe). Called “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” by The Washington Post, these two revoluntionary performers are well known to Cliburn audiences: they hosted the webcast for the 2015 Cliburn Junior Competition, and have performed in Cliburn Concerts, and Ms. Roe was a competitor in the 2005 Cliburn Competition.

Medici.tv produces and broadcasts more than 100 live concerts and 1,800 programs each year in collaboration with the world’s greatest orchestras and other classical musicians.

Medici’s broadcasts and on-demand services are experienced by hundreds of thousands of viewers, including 300,000 members from 182 nations and 200,000 social media followers. Its reach is particularly strong in Europe and in Asia, where music fans experience the finest concerts in the world on Medici’s website, on YouTube, and via the company’s smartphone and tablet applications.

Medici takes viewers inside the most prestigious concert halls, presenting landmark performances by stars such as Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, Plácido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Yuja Wang, Lang Lang, Daniel Barenboim, and Joshua Bell, to name only a few.

Now the Cliburn and the 30 competitors of the 2017 Cliburn Competition will join that illustrious roster, along with the Leonard Slatkin, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Bass Performance Hall.