We are thrilled to announce the 46 incredible pianists who have been invited to compete in Fort Worth, Texas, October 12–18, 2022. These multitalented musicians represent 18 countries and range in age from 38–72. An additional 20 pianists (listed at the bottom of this page) have been selected as non-competing festival participants, bringing the total number of pianists to 66 and countries represented to 22.

Applications closed January 16, 2020, and a selection committee chose the 48 competitors and 24 festival participants from an impressive pool of 205 applicants representing 32 countries, through online applications and video submissions of 15 to 20 minutes in length. Competitors were originally announced in March 2020, prior to the Competition’s postponement. Four competitors previously announced were unable to participate during the rescheduled dates; as those positions were filled by alternates, applications will not re-open.

The Amateur Competition will take place in Fort Worth, Texas, with the Preliminary & Semifinal Rounds at PepsiCo Recital Hall at TCU and the Final Round concert with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Damon Gupton at Bass Performance Hall. This eighth edition of the Cliburn Amateur was previously scheduled for May 2020. All rounds are open to the public, as are many of the festival events. We hope you’ll join us for this truly inspiring, international event, where everyday people become stars of the stage. Tickets will go on sale in Summer  2022.



Kathy Hodge Abrahamson, Nurse Practitioner, 61, United States (Arlington, Texas)
Anna Antimiichuk, Communications Executive, 39, Russia/United Kingdom (London)
Diane Austin, Researcher (retired), 68, United States (Fort Worth, Texas)
Luis Alberto Bernhard, Retinal Angiographer, 72, Honduras (Miami, Florida)
Luke Berryman, Director of Faculty Recruitment, 38, United Kingdom (New York, New York)
Stephen Bertges, Sales and Marketing Executive (Retired), 70, United States (El Dorado Hills, California)
Xiao Chen, Management Professor, 43, China/Canada (Charlottetown, Canada)
Ruth Dillon, Project Manager, 61, Egypt/United States (Troy, Virginia)
Vivienne Fleischer, Ergonomics Consultant/Entrepreneur, 58, United States (Brooklyn, New York)
Catherine Grimball, Military Spouse, 42, United States (Camp Lejeune, North Carolina)
Eugene Lee, CEO, 60, United States (Palo Alto, California)
Olivia Lee, Scientific Writer, 41, United States (Seattle, Washington)
Barbara Roeser, Physician – Dermatology, 66, Germany (Bad Arolsen)
Heesun Joyce Rogers, Physician, 59, United States (North Royalton, Ohio)
Esfir Ross, Dental Assistant (retired), 75, United States (Oakland, California)
John William Schleifer, Physician, 40, United States (Omaha, Nebraska)
Hideko Tazawa, Supply Chain Professional, 66, Japan (Tokyo)
Wei Ling Wang, Computer Network Engineer, 58, United States (Plano, Texas)
Elizabeth Yin, Stay-at-Home Mom, 55, United States (Los Altos, California)
Victor You, Attorney, 58, United States (New York, New York)