The Cliburn, a name that has become synonymous over the years as being one of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions, just recently formed a new competition for accomplished young teenage musicians. The First Cliburn International Junior Competition and Festival, which has been specifically designed to attract the top 24 pianists (ages 13-17) from all across the globe, is scheduled to take place from June 21st through the 28th of 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas at the Ed Landreth Auditorium and PepsiCo Recital Hall located on the beautiful campus of Texas Christian University.
Applications for the Cliburn International Junior Competition are now available online at the Cliburn.org website. The deadline for all prospective applicants to enter is January 9th, 2015. All interested applicants must have also been born between the dates of June 28th, 1997, and June 21st, 2002. The required piano works to be judged at this upcoming competition shall consist of one expressive romantic piece, one etude, and one movement from a classical sonata.
A screening jury will review and select the top 24 competition finalists from the online submission of applications and piano video performances, varying from 15 to 20 minutes in length. The names of the 24 chosen finalists will be publicly announced on March 20, 2015. Jon Nakamatsu, the 1997 Cliburn International Competition’s Gold Medalist winner, has been appointed as the chairman of the jury, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be performing with each of the top three finalists under the baton of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s conductor Mei-Ann Chen.
Each one of the 24 final competitors will be provided with on-campus room and board accommodations at Texas Christian University for the entire duration of the Cliburn First International Junior Competition and Festival. Should any of you not be able to attend in person, all of these competition performances are going to be streamed live via the Cliburn.org website as well, for your convenience.
The top three prize winners will receive a cash award of $10,000 for first place; $5,000 for second place; and $2,500 for third place. Each one of these three award winning pianists will also be receiving a community residency, including public performance and future mentorship opportunities with the Cliburn.
For any additional questions and concerns regarding the competition repertoire, including the complete entry rules and eligibility requirements, go to the Cliburn International Junior Competition and Festival page at http://www.cliburn.org/competitions/junior-competition/.
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