2025 COMPETITION GOLD MEDAL PATRON PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW ON SALE

May 21, 2024

The Cliburn is pleased to announce the new Gold Medal Patron premium subscription packages for the seventeenth edition of its flagship Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, taking place May 21–June 7, 2025, at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU and Bass Performance Hall, in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

In 2022, The New York Times called the Cliburn “one of the most prestigious contests in classical music.” The next edition of this extraordinary global musical celebration begins one year from today, and fans around the world can make plans now to experience it in a big way. Gold Medal Patrons can hear every note from the best seats in the house, attend special events—including the Opening Dinner & Draw Party with the competitors, wear their commemorative pin to gain access to the exclusive Gold Medal Patron Lounge throughout, and more. Full benefits are listed below.

Gold Medal Patron subscriptions are available in two options: Complete, which includes tickets and benefits for all 27 concerts and the Awards Ceremony, for $2,500 (orchestra seating throughout) or $2,900 (box tier seating at Bass Hall); and Semifinal & Final Round, which includes tickets and benefits for the 13 concerts at Bass Hall, for $2,200 (orchestra seating) or $2,650 (box tier seating). For more information or to purchase subscriptions, visit cliburn.org/2025-tickets or contact the Bass Hall Box Office at 817.212.4450.

Please note: The new subscriptions replace the Platinum and Golden Circle packages from previous competitions. 


GOLD MEDAL PATRON SUBSCRIPTION BENEFITS

Gold Medal Patron benefits include:

  • Prime Seating—Competition concerts and the Awards Ceremony
  • Gold Medal Lounge Access—Big screen, refreshments, and comfortable seating; open prior to and after concerts, as well as during intermissions and jury voting
  • Invitation to Exclusive Competition Events—Opening Dinner & Draw Party; Gold Medal Patron Party; Closing Reception
  • Valet Parking Purchase Option—Valet parking at TCU and Bass Performance Hall for the entire Competition, only available for Gold Medal Patrons
  • Seventeenth Competition Program Book
  • Commemorative Gold Medal Patron Pin

GOLD MEDAL PATRON SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS

COMPLETE PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS
The best seats in the house for all 27 Competition concerts and the Awards Ceremony. The ultimate Cliburn experience.

GOLD MEDAL BOX TIER – $2,900
Prime Orchestra seating for the Preliminary & Quarterfinal Rounds at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU; Box Tier seating for the Semifinal & Final Rounds + Awards Ceremony at Bass Performance Hall; All Gold Medal Patron Benefits

GOLD MEDAL ORCHESTRA – $2,500
Prime Orchestra seating for all Rounds + Awards Ceremony; All Gold Medal Patron Benefits

SEMIFINAL & FINAL PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS
Special seating and all the benefits for the 13 Competition concerts at Bass Performance Hall and the Awards Ceremony.

GOLD MEDAL BOX TIER – $2,650
Box Tier seating for the Semifinal & Final Rounds + Awards Ceremony at Bass Performance Hall; All Gold Medal Patron Benefits

GOLD MEDAL ORCHESTRA – $2,200
Prime Orchestra seating for the Semifinal & Final Rounds + Awards Ceremony at Bass Performance Hall; All Gold Medal Patron Benefits

SUMMER 2024 TOURS ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 CLIBURN WINNERS

May 20, 2024

Since their wins two years ago, the medalists of the Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano CompetitionYunchan Lim, gold; Anna Geniushene, silver; and Dmytro Choni, bronze—have traveled the globe and performed for thousands of fans worldwide, earning critical acclaim. The Cliburn is proud to share updates on each, including their recent and upcoming highlights. The summer 2024 tour dates for the 2022 Cliburn medalists are available below.


YUNCHAN LIM 임윤찬 – GOLD MEDALIST

Yunchan Lim‘s 2023–2024 season highlights included major performances: subscription concerts for Boston, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras; concerto appearances in Europe with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, and Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra; his Carnegie Hall debut recital; and a North American tour with the Orchestre de Paris in collaboration with Klaus Mäkelä, one of classical music’s hottest young conductors.

He also signed an exclusive recording contract with Decca Classics in October and released his debut studio album, Chopin Études, to glowing reviews, including in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Times (London).

Upcoming standouts for Yunchan’s summer tour include debuts at the BBC Proms and Verbier Music Festival; appearances with Japan’s Sendai Philharmonic; a tour of major venues across South Korea; and a return to the Hollywood Bowl to perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel.

YUNCHAN LIM — SUMMER 2024 TOUR DATES

MAY

24–25.  Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Hitachi Systems Sendai Hall, Sendai, Japan

JUNE

7.  Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul, South Korea
9.  Cheonan Arts Center, Grand Concert Hall, Cheonan, South Korea
12.  Daegu Concert House, Daegu, South Korea
15.  Tongyeong International Music Hall, Tongyeong, South Korea
17.  Bucheon Arts Center, Concert Hall, Buchan, South Korea
22.  Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
28.  Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore

JULY

17.  Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, Church Saanen, Saanen, Switzerland
20.  Verbier Festival, Église de Verbier Station, Verbier, Switzerland
24.  Verbier Festival, Église de Verbier Station, Verbier, Switzerland
26.  Verbier Festival, Salle des Combins, Verbier, Switzerland
29.  BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom

AUGUST

3.  Festival Perelada, Iglesia del Carmen, Girona, Spain
29.  Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA


ANNA GENIUSHENE – SILVER MEDALIST

Anna Geniushene traversed the globe during the 2023–2024 season: she made debuts in Prague, Cyprus, Korea, and China; traveled across the United States and Europe in solo and duo recitals; joined other members of the Geniušas family (including husband Lukas) for a 100th anniversary celebration of personal favorite Simeon Ten Holt, playing his monumental hour-long Canto Ostinato on four pianos in November; made recording sessions for a duo-piano album with husband Lukas; performed recitals in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Vancouver, and Vienna; toured Hawaii; and sat on the jury of the International Piano Competition Istanbul Orchestra’Sion. Released in September 2023, Anna’s newest album, Berceuse—a deeply personal project of lullabies spanning several centuries—received critical praise, as Scott Cantrell of The Dallas Morning News gently hailed: “the unassuming warmth of Geniushene’s musicianship is everywhere evident.”

Upcoming summer highlights include a European tour of duo concerts with Lukas; the start of her Bowers Program residencywith a debut at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York; her debut at Music@Menlo; and a return to Grand Teton Music Festival.

ANNA GENIUSHENE — SUMMER 2024 TOUR DATES 

JUNE

19.  Vilnius Festival, Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania
24.  Musicaè München, Max-Joseph-Saal Residenz München, Munich, Germany
25.  KulturKontakt Eppan, Englar Castle, Eppan, Italy
30.  Pažaislis Music Festival, Kaunas Philharmonic Hall, Kaunas, Lithuania

JULY

13.  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, New York, USA
14.  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
16.  Chautauqua Institution Guest Faculty recital, Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall, Chautauqua, New York, USA

AUGUST

1–2.  Music@Menlo, Stent Family Hall, Atherton, California, USA
3.  Music@Menlo, Spieker Center for the Arts, Atherton, California, USA
9–10.  Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Teton Village, Wyoming, USA


DMYTRO CHONI – BRONZE MEDALIST

Dmytro Choni closed out 2023 with his first-ever performance of the Brahms First Concerto, in collaboration with the Badische Philharmonie Pforzheim and conducted by Robin Davis, which was praised by Pforzheimer Zeitung for “virtuoso technique, creative will, and sensitivity.” In the 2023–2024 season, he performed across Europe, including his Lucerne Festival recital debut, tours with violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, and appearances at Wiener Konzerthaus, Palau de la Música Catalana, and Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI (with Juraj Valčuha); toured the United States three times, including an appearance at the Ukrainian Institute of America; performed at the DMZ Festival in South Korea; and enjoyed an artist residency at the Edesche Concertzaal.

This summer, concert highlights include a Steinway Prizewinners tour of Germany and a continuation of his collaboration with Zimmermann.

DMYTRO CHONI — SUMMER 2024 TOUR DATES

MAY

25.  Edesche Concertzaal, Ede, Netherlands
29.  Filharmonia Pomorska, Ignacy Jan Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic, Bydgoszcz, Poland

JUNE

4.  Steinway Prizewinners Concert, NDR Kleiner Sendesaal, Hannover, Germany
6.  Steinway Prizewinners Concert, Robert-Schumann-Saal, Düsseldorf, Germany
7.  Steinway Prizewinners Concert, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

AUGUST

30.  Recital with Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin, Villa Papendorf, Papendorf, Germany

2024–2025 CLIBURN CONCERTS SINGLE TICKETS & SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW ON SALE

May 16, 2024

The Cliburn announces its 2024–2025 Cliburn Concerts season, the 47th year of its signature annual recital series. Single Tickets and Subscriptions—including choose-your-own packages—are on sale now. 

Click here for more details.


This is music with something to say.

Two Cliburn medalists, two of classical music’s most ingenious composer-performers, two global icons of classical piano, and SIX Cliburn debuts across voice, violin, cello, and piano. The world’s critics have called performances by this year’s Cliburn Concerts artists “deeply resonant,” “probing,” and “captivating”—filled with “kinetic, forward-looking music,” “inspired musicianship—and more than a few surprises.”

Come hear for yourself this season, with six gorgeously intimate performances in the Renzo Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum and four captivating casual Cliburn Sessions concerts at Fort Worth’s best clubs.


JOYCE YANG, piano
2005 Cliburn Silver Medalist
Thursday, September 19, 2024  I  7:30 p.m.
Kimbell Art Museum Renzo Piano Pavilion
Cliburn at the Kimbell Subscription

JOSEPH PARRISH, bass-baritone
Cliburn Concerts debut
Wednesday, October 16, 2024  I  8:00 p.m.
Venue TBA
Cliburn Sessions Subscription

GABRIEL KAHANE, piano/singer/composer + CAROLINE SHAW, violin/singer/composer
All-new collaboration
Tuesday, November 12, 2024  I  8:00 p.m.
Venue TBA
Cliburn Sessions Subscription

SIR STEPHEN HOUGH, piano
2022 Cliburn Juror and Composer of the Commissioned Work
Wednesday, January 29, 2025  I  8:00 p.m.
Venue TBA
    Cliburn Sessions Subscription

Thursday, January 30, 2025  I  7:30 p.m.
Kimbell Art Museum Renzo Piano Pavilion
    Cliburn at the Kimbell Subscription

HAOCHEN ZHANG, piano
2009 Cliburn Gold Medalist
Thursday, February 27, 2025  I  7:30 p.m.
Kimbell Art Museum Renzo Piano Pavilion
    Cliburn at the Kimbell Subscription

SIMONE PORTER, violin + BLAKE POULIOT, violin + HSIN-I HUANG, piano
Cliburn Concerts debuts
Wednesday, March 26, 2025  I  8:00 p.m.
Venue TBA
    Cliburn Sessions Subscription

Thursday, March 27, 2025  I  7:30 p.m.
Kimbell Art Museum Renzo Piano Pavilion
    Cliburn at the Kimbell Subscription

JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS, cello + ALEXANDER MELNIKOV, piano
Cliburn Concerts debuts
Thursday, April 10, 2025  I  7:30 p.m.
Kimbell Art Museum Renzo Piano Pavilion
Cliburn at the Kimbell Subscription

EMANUEL AX, piano
Eight-time GRAMMY® Award Winner
    Tuesday, April 22, 2025  I  7:30 p.m.
Kimbell Art Museum Renzo Piano Pavilion
Cliburn at the Kimbell Subscription


Cliburn Concerts will again offer a choose-your-own subscription, where patrons may select anywhere from four to six of the performances at the Kimbell Art Museum to create their own season. Subscription prices range from $95–$210 for four concerts; $115–$255 for five concerts; and $130–$320 for six concerts. For the first time, Platinum Subscription Upgrades are offered for $200 this season at any Cliburn at the Kimbell price level. Benefits include a pre-season reception, premium seating, a post-concert reception with an artist, and complimentary artist CDs, as available.

New this season, all Cliburn at the Kimbell concerts are without intermission and will be approximately 60–75 minutes in length.

Cliburn Sessions subscriptions are available for $160, which include four casual club concerts at venues to be announced.

 

2025 CLIBURN COMPETITION: CONDUCTORS AND SCREENING JURY ANNOUNCED

December 13, 2023

The Cliburn is proud to announce the artistic collaborators for the 2025 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, taking place May 21–June 7, 2025, at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU and Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Marin Alsop—one of the foremost conductors of our time and the first woman to serve as the head of a major orchestra in the United States, South America, Austria, and Britain—returns to the Cliburn to again lead the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in the Final Round after her 2022 appearance as both conductor and jury chair. Carlos Miguel Prieto—famed Mexican conductor, influential cultural lead and educator, and newly named music director of the North Carolina Symphony—will conduct the all-Mozart Semifinal Round.

Learn more about 2025 Artistic Collaborators


Additionally announced are the members of the 2025 Cliburn Competition Screening Jury: Philippe Bianconi, Alexander Kobrin, Momo Kodama, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Roberto Plano. All members of the panel combine distinguished performance careers with a commitment to nurturing the next generation of artists. They will be charged with selecting the 30 competitors from the pool of up to 84 pianists invited to the Screening Auditions, taking place March 9–15, 2025, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Learn more about the 2025 Screening Jury