It's finally here: The competition gets under way today, with
Claire Huangci, age 23, taking the stage first at 11 a.m.
The Preliminary Round will continue for the next week, with
three concerts per day of three recitals each. For the first time,
each of the 30 candidates gets to play two recitals during the
prelims. Check the full Preliminary
Round Schedule to look for your favorites.
And please join us in experiencing the music-making: whether
inside Bass Performance Hall; across the street at Van Cliburn
Recital Hall, where every concert is being shown, free, on a large
screen; or here at cliburn.org, for a live webcast of every