For the 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, cash prizes for the three medalists increase by 94% to $100,000 for gold, $50,000 for silver, and $25,000 for bronze. (2017 prizes were $50,000; $25,000; and $15,000, respectively.) This raises total cash prizes to $265,000, with other special prizes.
With each edition, we aim to offer to enhanced, more personalized career management services to best support our new winners and to adjust to a constantly changing world. This increase in cash prizes and expanded international exposure was planned long before the current pandemic and the total disruption of the concert industry; but these changes do meet the times, when career creativity and financial soundness have perhaps never been so important.
– Jacques Marquis, president and CEO
|$100,000||Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal||
Award made possible by a gift from Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bassd*
Awarded by Mr. and Mrs. Fuller French and Family in honor of Adelaide Polk Fuller
|$25,000||Bronze Medal||Awarded by the Mollie and Garland Lasater Charitable Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation||Dmytro Choni|
|$10,000||Kleinheinz Family Finalist Award||
Award made possible by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. John B. Kleinheinz*
Awarded by Janny and Warren Strickland Schwab Charitable
Awarded by Juana-Rosa and Rond Daniell
|$5,000||Charron and Peter Denker Semifinalist Award||
Award made possible by a gift from Charron and Peterd Denker*
|$5,000||Louise Canafax Semifinalist Award||
Award made possible by a gift from the Estate of Louise T. Canafax*
Awarded by Berlene and Jarrell Milburn, Fifth Avenue Foundation, Mary Elizabeth Lattimore, and Anonymous
Awarded by Anonymous
|$1,000||Preliminary Competitors (x12)||
Awarded by Anonymous
|$2,500||Carla and Kelly Thompson Audience Award presented by Medici.tv||
Award made possible by a gift from Carla and Kelly Thompson*
|$5,000||Beverley Taylor Smith Award for Best Performance of a New Work||
Award made possible by a gift from the Estate of Gordon William Smith*
|$5,000||Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto||
Awarded by Anton Nel
|$5,000||John Giordano Jury Chairman Discretionary Award||
Award made possible by a gift from Mary D. and F. Howard Walshd*
|$5,000||Raymond E. Buck Jury Discretionary Award||
Award made possible by a gift from the Raymond E. Buck Foundation*
|$5,000||Patricia and Neal Steffen Family Jury Discretionary Award||
Award made possible by a gift from Patricia A. Steffen*
* Funded by a generous gift to the Cliburn Endowment.
Career Management Package
As in competitions past, the three medalists also receive a comprehensive and personalized career management package, to include three years of concert bookings, artistic planning mentorship, traditional and social media training, logistics support, and tax and financial planning guidance, as well as commercial recording releases and a complete promotional package.
The international artist management and concert booking services for the gold medalist will expand in 2021 to offer a global career launch. In addition to European and Australian representation by London-based Keynote Artist Management, the winner will have official management across Asia (excluding Japan) by LIU KOTOW International Artists Management, as well as booking services in South America (Halac Artists) and Japan (Concert Imagine).