The First Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival will take place this upcoming 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. Jon Nakamatsu, who was the 1997 Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist winner, will serve as the jury chairman, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform with each of three finalists under the baton of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s conductor Mei-Ann Chen. All of the Cliburn competition performances will be open to the general public to attend. You can GO HERE to get complete ticket information for the upcoming events. All of the performances will also be streamed live via the internet at Cliburn.org for your convenience.
A total of 24 young pianists, from the ages of 13 to 17, were selected to participate in the 2015 Cliburn Junior Competition and Festival. These world class competitors will be arriving from all across the globe and they will represent 14 countries: the United States, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Tajikistan. A selection committee chose these top 24 competitors from an impressive applicant list of 160 young pianists, through both online applications and video submissions which ranged in length from 15 to 20 minutes. The Preliminary Round will be held on June 21st through the 22nd and is free and open to the public as well. Each of the 24 competitors will be performing a 20-minute recital, including a movement of a Classical sonata and a virtuosic étude during the two day preliminary concert rounds. You can GO HERE to view the complete listing of this year’s junior competitors.
The top three finalists of the First Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival will receive the following prestigious awards for their outstanding achievements:
First Prize: $10,000 along with an additional $2,000 scholarship
Second Prize: $5,000 along with an additional $2,000 scholarship
Third Prize: $2,500 along with an additional $2,000 scholarship
Each one of the three award winning pianists will also receive a community residency and future mentorship opportunities with the Cliburn. The Cliburn will be holding a number of events focusing on the artistic promotion of the competitors as well, including seminars, symposia, workshops, chamber music collaboration and more. The Cliburn will be sharing the wonderful gifts of these exceptional young pianists with the community too, through free community performances that will take place within the city of Fort Worth. You can GO HERE for additional details regarding the Cliburn Festival schedule.
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