June 2–18, 2022
Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU • Bass Performance Hall • Fort Worth, Texas USA
Marin Alsop, jury chairman

The best pianists in the world.
The ideal performance environment.
Unrivaled international exposure.
The launch of careers.

What more meaningful way to emerge from the global pandemic than to elevate art and the exceptional people who devote their lives to it? We will celebrate how music and the connection that it fosters between us are universally vital to the human experience. We call the top young pianists of the world to submit their applications, and we invite our friends to make plans now to join us in Fort Worth to experience this distinctive event firsthand. There’s nothing like it.
– Cliburn President and CEO Jacques Marquis

Widely considered one of the preeminent international music contests, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition exists to share excellent classical music with the largest international audience possible and to launch the careers of its winners every four years. Building on a rich tradition that began with its 1962 origins in honor of Van Cliburn and his vision for using music to serve audiences and break down boundaries, the Cliburn seeks, with each edition, to achieve the highest artistic standards while utilizing contemporary tools to advance its reach. The world’s top 18- to 30-year-old pianists compete for gold in front of a live audience in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as a global online viewership of over 10 million. Beyond cash prizes, winning a Cliburn medal means comprehensive career management, artistic support, and bolstered publicity efforts for the three years following.

The sixteenth edition of the Cliburn Competition took place June 2–18, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU (Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds) and Bass Performance Hall (Semifinal and Final Rounds).



The winner of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal and the Van Cliburn Winner’s Cup is Yunchan Lim, South Korea, 18
Award made possible by a gift from Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bassd*

The winner of the Silver Medal is Anna Geniushene, Russia, 31
Awarded by Mr. and Mrs. Fuller French and Family in honor of Adelaide Polk Fuller

The winner of the Bronze Medal is Dmytro Choni, Ukraine, 28
Awarded by the Mollie and Garland Lasater Charitable Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation


The 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition was streamed live online from the first note to the announcement of the new gold medalist. The Cliburn was a pioneer in the early days of webcasting, and it continues to innovate and expand this vital program as a global leader in the field; this year becoming the first classical music competition in the world to broadcast in 4K HDR. The 2022 Competition webcast reached more than 8.5 million views in 170 countries, spreading classical music across the globe. Join millions of fans worldwide in celebrating these great young artists, watch every performance from the 2022 Competition on YouTube.