SIXTEENTH VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
June 2–18, 2022
Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU • Bass Performance Hall • Fort Worth, Texas USA
Marin Alsop, jury chairman
The time has come. 388 pianists applied, now 30 have been selected to come to Fort Worth this June to compete for gold!
They’ve trained their whole lives for this moment, devoting themselves to their art. They come from around the world for a chance to share their passion and change their lives. Meet these incredible young artists and read their stories.
MEET THE 30 COMPETITORS AND READ THEIR STORIES
From Jacques Marquis, Cliburn president and CEO:
“The 30 competitors we announce today were selected solely on their artistry. We know that their extraordinary ability to communicate through music will touch the world when they take the Cliburn stage this June.
The Cliburn must and will remain true to its mission as an artist-supporting cultural institution, and we are dedicated to the power of this artform to transcend boundaries. We make no distinction between non-political artists based on their nationality, gender, or ethnicity. We stand firmly with the music community around the globe in its commitment to these ideals.
The hearts of the people of the Cliburn are with the valiant Ukrainians as they courageously defend their homeland from the Russian regime. What is happening goes against everything that humankind should stand for.”