2016 GUIDE TO COMPETITIONS

Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is quadrennial and held in Fort Worth, TX. Cash awards: $50,000/$20,000/$20,000. Winners also receive three years of artist management services and tour booking, audio recording and distribution, and other prizes. The competition will be streamed live, and a documentary will be produced for PBS and international distribution.
MAIN OFFICE
201 Main Street, Suite 100
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
UNITED STATES
cliburn2017@cliburn.org
WEBSITE
http://www.cliburn.org/
ELIGIBILITY
Age 18 to 30 years old.
Applicants must have been born after June 10, 1986, and on or before May 25, 1999.
First-prize winners of previous Cliburn Competitions are not eligible to compete.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Piano
DETAILS
Travel Covered? Yes
Frequency Quadrennial
Cash prizes $10,000 to $50,000
Additional prizes Performances
Jury chair(s) Leonard Slatkin, Conductor and Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Lyon
Jury size 6 to 10
Application deadline October 13, 2016
SEMIFINALS (live rounds)
Preliminary Round (May 25 to 28, 2017 - Bass Performance Hall, Ft. Worth, TX)
30 competitors perform a 45-minute recital, to include the commissioned work of 4-6 minutes by Marc-André Hamelin
Quarterfinal Round (May 29 to 30, 2017 - Bass Performance Hall, Ft. Worth, TX)
20 competitors perform a 45-minute recital
Semifinal Round (June 1 to 5, 2017 - Bass Performance Hall, Ft. Worth, TX)
12 competitors in two phases: (1) Mozart concerto to be selected from a list with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan; and (2) 60-minute recital
FINALS (live rounds)
Final Round (June 7 to 10, 2017 - Bass Performance Hall, Ft. Worth, TX)
6 competitors in two phases: (1) Piano quintet selected from a list with Brentano String Quartet; and (2) Concerto with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Leonard Slatkin
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
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