2023 CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR PIANO COMPETITION & FESTIVAL

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

 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

The Third Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, will take place June 8–17, 2023, in Dallas, Texas. Talented pianists age 13 to 17 are encouraged to apply by January 10, 2023; 24 will be accepted as competitors in the internationally renowned event, and another 14 will be selected as non-competing festival participants. All applicants must have been born on or after June 17, 2005, and before June 8, 2010.

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

ROUNDS AND REPERTOIRE DETAILS ANNOUNCED

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.

JANINA FIALKOWSKA TO SERVE AS JURY CHAIRMAN

For over 40 years, concert pianist Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences and critics around the world. She has been praised for her musical integrity, her refreshing natural approach and her unique piano sound thus becoming “one of the Grandes Dames of piano playing” (Frankfurter Allgemeine).

Volunteer for the 2023 Cliburn Junior

June 2023, 30 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.

ABOUT THE SECOND JUNIOR COMPETITION

The Second Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival was held in Dallas, Texas, May 31–June 8, 2019 and drew 230 applications from 32 countries. Over 20 journalists, including several from Europe, covered the event in person, writing over 120 stories about the Competition and the 23 pianists who participated. Live and on demand webcast views have topped 500,000 for over 3.8 million minutes watched by viewers in 120 countries.