The Amateur Competition highlights the importance of music-making in everyday life, bringing together the world’s best non-professional pianists age 35 and older for seven days of performances, symposia, and social events. The Competition will take place May 24–30, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas, with the Preliminary & Semifinal Rounds at Van Cliburn Recital Hall (330 East 4th Street) and the Final Round at Bass Performance Hall (4th and Calhoun Streets) with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Damon Gupton. All rounds are open to the public, as are many of the festival events. We hope you’ll join us and get swept up in this truly inspiring, international event, where everyday people become stars of the stage.