2017 GUIDE TO TOP COMPETITIONS

Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
ABOUT THIS COMPETITION
Quadrennial international piano competition held in Fort Worth, TX. Cash awards: $50,000/$25,000/$15,000. 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 online, 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. 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
Management
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 25–28, 2017 - Bass Performance Hall, Ft. Worth, TX, USA)
30 competitors perform a 45-minute recital, to include the commissioned work of 4-6 minutes by Marc-André Hamelin
Quarterfinal Round (May 29–30, 2017 - Bass Performance Hall, Ft. Worth, TX, USA)
20 competitors perform a 45-minute recital
Semifinal Round (June 1–5, 2017 - Bass Performance Hall, Ft. Worth, TX, USA)
12 competitors in two phases
I. Mozart concerto to be selected from a list with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan
II. 60-minute recital
FINALS (live rounds)
Final Round (June 7–10, 2017 - Bass Performance Hall, Ft. Worth, TX, USA)
6 competitors in two phases
I. Piano quintet selected from a list with Brentano String Quartet
II. Concerto with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Leonard Slatkin
COMPETITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Semifinals Semifinals streamed
Finals Finals streamed
PAST COMPETITION WINNERS
2013 Vadym Kholodenko (Gold Medalist)
2013 Beatrice Rana (Silver Medalist
2005 Joyce Yang (Silver Medalist
2001 Olga Kern (Gold Medalist
1966 Radu Lupu (Gold Medalist)
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