CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR PIANO COMPETITION
for outstanding, non-professional pianists age 35 and older
October 12–18, 2022
PepsiCo Recital Hall at TCU • Bass Performance Hall • Fort Worth, Texas USA
Ralph Votapek, jury chairman
Damon Gupton, conductor
ABOUT THE 2022 CLIBURN AMATEUR
The eighth edition of the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, for non-professional pianists age 35 and older, will take place October 12–18, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas, at Bass Performance Hall and PepsiCo Recital Hall at TCU. This edition had previously been scheduled for May 2020.
Competitors selected to compete in 2020—who represent 18 countries and range in age from 35 to 69—will be offered their places to participate in the 2022 Amateur Competition. Should any competitors decline, preselected alternates from the 2020 applicant pool will be invited as competitors. In the event that there are still positions open, applications will be reopened in July 2021. A confirmed competitor list will be announced in July 2022.
- Ralph Votapek, gold medalist of the First Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1962, will serve as jury chairman. The jury comprises: Alessandro Deljavan (Italy), Carol Leone (United States), Alex McDonald (United States), Valery Kuleshov (Russia); and Pamela Mia Paul (United States). An additional juror will be announced at a later date.
- Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform with each of six finalists under the baton of acclaimed conductor Damon Gupton.
- Semifinal and Final Round performances will be webcast live at Cliburn.org.
- Tickets to attend the Amateur Competition will go on sale in Summer 2022.
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.
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