CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR PIANO COMPETITION
for outstanding, non-professional pianists age 35 and older
*Update: Due to the postponement of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition to spring 2022, the Cliburn International Amateur Competition is now scheduled for Fall 2022. Details for the 2022 Amateur Competition are to be announced as venue and other confirmations are made.
In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 around the United States, and in consideration of current guidance from health officials, the Cliburn has made the decision to cancel or postpone all events scheduled through May 30, 2020. As such, we will be working to reschedule the 2020 Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition. We are saddened by this development and understand the disappointment it causes for our Cliburn Family around the globe, from our loyal patrons to the outstanding participants of the Amateur Competition.
We are currently working with our partners to reschedule the Amateur Competition (previously scheduled for May 24–30, 2020) to the Fall of 2022, details to be announced at a later date. Competitors and festival participants accepted for this year’s event will be given first right of refusal to take part in the 2022 Amateur Competition. We are planning to showcase their artistry through videos across social media platforms in the coming months and encourage the world to show them support and encouragement. We will be in contact with ticket buyers directly via email as to their options
ABOUT THE CLIBURN AMATEUR
Inaugurated in 1999, the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition was the first event of its kind in the United States. Hailed by the Boston Globe as “a celebration of music, and the people who have to make music no matter what;” the contest highlights the importance of music-making in everyday life and provides a forum for musicians age 35 and older who do not perform, teach, or compose piano music for their primary professional pursuit or financial benefit. The quadrennial competition brings together the best amateur pianists from around the world for seven days of performances, symposia, and social events.