October 4, 2021

Applications for the sixteenth edition of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, taking place June 2–18, 2022, at Bass Performance Hall and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, are due on Thursday, October 14, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. CT. Applicants, age 18 to 31, must be born after June 12, 1990, and on or before June 2, 2004. An extra year of eligibility has been added, due to the pandemic-related postponement from 2021. Visit https://cliburn.org/2022-competition-application-rules/ for more information.

Announced today, renowned pianist Alessio Bax will join the esteemed jury, chaired by conductor Marin Alsop. Complete jury information is below. Bax replaces Paul Lewis due to a scheduling conflict with the rescheduled Competition dates.

“In just eight months, we will hear the first notes of the Sixteenth Cliburn Competition—a moment that will take on even greater significance next year than ever before,” said Cliburn President and CEO Jacques Marquis. “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.”