2023 CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR PIANO COMPETITION & FESTIVAL

for pianists age 13 to 17
JUNE 8–17, 2023  •  DALLAS, TEXAS
Janina Fialkowska, jury chairman

 

The Third Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival for talented pianists age 13 to 17, will take place June 8–17, 2023, in Dallas, Texas.  Applications closed on January 10, 2023; 24 pianists will be accepted as competitors in the internationally renowned event, and another 14 will be selected as non-competing festival participants. 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

The best 13- to 17-year-old pianists from around the globe are coming to Dallas.

Through four rounds of competition, including a stunning final round with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, these elite young artists will showcase their virtuosity and touch our hearts with their sincere musicality.

They’ll develop as musicians, with a host of opportunities to learn from top international pianists, experts, and each other.

The world will be watching online. Let us save you a seat to witness this global cultural event live and in person.

KEY DATES

January 27, 2022 Online applications open
January 10, 2023 Applications due
March 14, 2023 Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance
March 28, 2023 Competitors announced
April 5, 2023 Last day to make repertoire changes
June 7, 2023 Competitor Orientation and Opening Dinner & Draw Party
June 8, 2023 Competition begins
June 17, 2023 Awards Ceremony

MEET THE 20223 JUNIOR JURY

Meet the esteemed jurors of the 2023 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, taking place June 8–17, 2023 in Dallas, TX.

  • Janina Fialkowska, jury chairman (Canada)
  • Jane Coop (Canada)
  • Adam Golka (USA/Poland)
  • Carol Leone (USA)
  • Anton Nel (South Africa/USA)
  • Roberto Plano (Italy)
  • Katia Skanavi (Greece/Russia)
  • Jeffrey Swann (USA)
  • Orion Weiss (USA)

Valentina Peleggi to conduct 2023 Junior Final Round Concert

Esteemed Italian conductor Valentina Peleggi will lead the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the Final Round concert as the finalists each perform a full concerto.

ROUNDS AND REPERTOIRE

Over four rounds of Competition, the 24 competitors will present diverse and challenging repertoire, all culminating in three exceptional finalists performing full concertos with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Valentina Peleggi.

Volunteer for the 2023 Cliburn Junior

June 2023, 38 of the world’s best pianists age 13–17 will gather in Dallas for competition, concerts, masterclasses, educational seminars, and social events. We hope you’ll join us for this unique event helping encourage the talent of tomorrow.

ABOUT THE JUNIOR

The Junior Competition and Festival was established in 2015 as another means for the Cliburn to use its standing and expertise to encourage tomorrow’s great artists, to provide a valuable forum for them to express themselves, and to give them an entrance to the next step of their journeys. Key ingredients were top international jurors, the media and webcast, Final Round performances with orchestra, and the festival atmosphere, which included performance experience and artistic workshops—all put into place to make the program significantly useful for students with aspirations of being professional musicians.