The Cliburn announces new online initiatives to bring its worldwide community together virtually, in a safe and joyful space for us all, no matter age, culture, or physical location. The Cliburn has text-to-give capabilities. To support these Cliburn at Home presentations, please text CAH2020 to 44-321.

WATCH CLIBURN AT HOME PREMIERES ON FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE

Music can offer us all so much during this quarantine. With these new programs, you can reconnect with great Cliburn Competition performances, learn a few things with your children by listening to Cliburn Kids, and get inspired by the passion of our Cliburn Amateur pianists. Over the years, the Cliburn had broadcast and webcast many hundreds of hours of music. We are happy to connect with you and offer you these great moments of community. —Jacques Marquis, Cliburn president and CEO

The Cliburn at Home initiative launched March 30. The three new programs—Cliburn Watch Party, Cliburn Kids, and Cliburn Amateur Spotlight—have amassed 13 million impressions online, with more than 1 million minutes of music watched across 100 countries to date.


CLIBURN WATCH PARTY

Relive some of the best moments of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in a global watch party. We’ll host a Facebook premiere of a full recital or piano quintet from Cliburn Competitions past, complete with a special message from the featured artist.

CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray

For our youngest Cliburn friends! Take a break from at-home school studies to have some music fun, as we explore rhythm, storytelling, dance, and listening games. Buddy Bray—Cliburn artistic advisor and co-author of the Cliburn in the Classroom signature in-school program—will lead kids on short (7- to 10-minute), entertaining, and educational journeys, twice a week. (Programs are geared towards elementary-aged children; links to at-home supplemental activities will be provided as available.) Cliburn in the Classroom programs written by Dr. John Feierabend and Buddy Bray.

 

CLIBURN AMATEUR SPOTLIGHT
CONCLUDED MAY 29, 2020

Our amateur pianists hold a special place in the Cliburn Family. Their commitment to music and music-making is extraordinary, as is their talent. The 2020 Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition has been rescheduled to 2022, but that won’t stop us from celebrating them. Three times a week, we’ll post a performance video submitted by the 72 who were accepted as competitors or festival participants.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

June 16
CLIBURN KIDS
“Piano Gymnastics, Part 1”
featuring CHOPIN “Black Key” Etude
with Alex McDonald, piano

June 18   (1 p.m.)
CLIBURN WATCH PARTY
Dasol Kim
2017 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award

June 23
CLIBURN KIDS
“Piano Gymnastics, Part 2”
featuring DEBUSSY Etude for 8 Fingers
with Nathan Ryland, piano

June 25   (1 p.m.)
CLIBURN WATCH PARTY
Eva Gevorgyan
2019 Cliburn Junior Competition second-prize winner
with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
and conductor Ruth Reinhardt

June 30
CLIBURN KIDS
“Piano Gymnastics, Part 3”
featuring PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 83 (III)
with Alex McDonald, piano

July 2      (8 p.m.)
CLIBURN WATCH PARTY
Steven Lin
2013 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award

July 7
CLIBURN KIDS
“Pictures You Can Hear, Part 4”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “The Gnome” from Pictures at an Exhibition
with Jonathan Tsay, piano

July 9      (1 p.m.)
CLIBURN WATCH PARTY
Alim Beisembayev (1st), Arsenii Mun (2nd), Youlan Ji (3rd)
2015 Junior Competition Winners Recital Showcase

July 14
CLIBURN KIDS
“Pictures You Can Hear, Part 5”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “Ballet of Unhatched Chicks” from Pictures at an Exhibition
with Jonathan Tsay, piano

July 16    (1 p.m.)
CLIBURN WATCH PARTY
Claire Huangci
2013 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award

July 21
CLIBURN KIDS
“Pictures You Can Hear, Part 6”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “The Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition
with Gloria Lin, piano

July 23    (8 p.m.)
CLIBURN WATCH PARTY
Shuan Hern Lee (1st), Eva Gevorgyan (2nd), JiWon Yang (3rd)
2019 Junior Competition Winners Recital Showcase   

July 28
CLIBURN KIDS
“Pictures You Can Hear, Part 7”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle” from Pictures at an Exhibition

July 30    (8 p.m.)
CLIBURN WATCH PARTY
Tony Yike Yang
2017 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award

August 4
CLIBURN KIDS
“Counting Game”
featuring COWELL A Blarneying Bit
with Mehrdad Gholami, flute

August 6 (8 p.m.)
CLIBURN WATCH PARTY
Shuan Hern Lee
2019 Cliburn Junior first-prize winner
with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
and conductor Ruth Reinhardt

August 11
CLIBURN KIDS
“Lime Jello”
featuring BOLCOM Lime Jello
with Corrie Donovan, soprano

August 13 (1 p.m.)
CLIBURN WATCH PARTY
Leonardo Pierdomenico
2017 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award


WEEK 9 SCHEDULE: May 24–May 30 (Amateur Week)

SUNDAY, MAY 24
2 p.m. CLIBURN WATCH PARTY – AMATEUR WEEK!
THEY CAME TO PLAY
This multi-award-winning documentary chronicles the 2007 Cliburn Amateur Competition (then the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs). Candid interviews offer a glimpse into the lives of the competitors, who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions. All have struggled to balance their music and their ordinary lives—some overcoming extraordinary challenges—and now, all hope to make years of dedication pay off in the performance of a lifetime. Overflowing with the talent and enthusiasm of the competitors and with the sound of their spectacular music, THEY CAME TO PLAY reminds us all of the passion that burns within us.

Watch with us, and some of the film’s artists, this Sunday afternoon, in a global watch party celebrating what would have been the start of the now-postponed Eighth Cliburn Amateur Competition.

MONDAY, MAY 25
CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray
Episode #17: “How Many Hands, Part 4”
RACHMANINOV Waltz for Six Hands
featuring pianists Natsuko Ejiri & Evan Mitchell

CLIBURN AMATEUR SPOTLIGHT (MARATHON!)
1 p.m. Hiroko Toya – Attorney from Tokyo, Japan (Age 63)
BACH Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903
2 p.m. Saffet Bayka – Retired Electrical Engineer from Ankara, Turkey (Age 61)
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 3 in C Major, op. 2 (III, IV)
3 p.m. Heesun Joyce Rogers – Physician from North Royalton, Ohio (Age 56)
HAYDN Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:46 (I)
CHOPIN Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, op. 47
4 p.m. Vivienne Fleischer – Ergonomics & Wellness Consultant
from Brooklyn, New York (Age 56)
RACHMANINOV Étude-tableau in E-flat Minor, op. 39, no. 5
SANCAN Toccata

TUESDAY, MAY 26
CLIBURN AMATEUR SPOTLIGHT (MARATHON!)
12 p.m. Sean Sutherland – Product Manager from Montréal, Canada
representing Saint Vincent and the Grenadines & Canada (Age 43)
RAVEL La valse
1 p.m. Eiji Yoshimura – Director of Business Planning, Semiconductor Sales
from Tokyo, Japan (Age 47)
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C Major, op. 53 (“Waldstein”) (I)
2 p.m. Michael Slavin – Retired Neuro-ophthalmologist
from Manhasset, New York (Age 69)
RAVEL “Noctuelles” from Miroirs
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
3 p.m. Anna Antimiichuk – Marketing Communications Professional
from London, England representing Russia & the United Kingdom (Age 37)
MOZART Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K. 333 (I)
4 p.m. Richard Reid – Software Engineer from Cary, North Carolina (Age 69)
CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, op. 58

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
CLIBURN WATCH PARTY
2017 Cliburn Finalist Yury Favorin 
Cliburn Competition Quarterfinal Recital
(originally broadcast May 29, 2017)
BACH-BUSONI Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
RACHMANINOV Variations on a Theme by Corelli, op. 42
SCRIABIN Sonata No. 10, op. 70
LISZT Scherzo and March

CLIBURN AMATEUR SPOTLIGHT (MARATHON!)
10 a.m. Eladio Santiago – President & CEO, Advisory Investment Management
from West Friendship, Maryland (Age 56)
CHOPIN Polonaise in A-flat Major, op. 53 (“Heroic”)
11 a.m. Keiko Kircher – College Physics Instructor from Champaign, Illinois
representing the United States & Japan (Age 39)
RAVEL Sonatine
3 p.m. Luis Alberto Bernhard – Retinal Angiographer from Miami, Florida
representing Honduras & the United States (Age 70)
SCARLATTI Sonata in E Major, K. 380
VILLA-LOBOS Impressões seresteiras
LISZT Harmonies du soir from Transcendental Etudes
4 p.m. Matthew Barnhill – Accountant from Charlotte, North Carolina (Age 36)
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 16 in G Major, op. 31, no. 1 (I)

THURSDAY, MAY 28
CLIBURN KIDS with Buddy Bray
Episode #18: “Lenny and Lukas”
BERNSTEIN “For Lukas Foss” from Five Anniversaries

CLIBURN AMATEUR SPOTLIGHT (MARATHON!)
1 p.m. Dmytro Vynogradov – Business Development Manager
from Kyiv, Ukraine (Age 50)
CHOPIN Etudes, op. 10, nos. 4 and 5
LISZT-BUSONI La campanella
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No. 8
2 p.m. Stephen Bertges – Retired Sales and Marketing Executive
from El Dorado Hills, California (Age 68)
BACH-BUSONI “Chaconne” from Partita No. 2 for Violin, BWV 1004
3 p.m. Miriam Berro – Software Engineer from Montréal, Canada
representing Argentina & Canada (Age 62)
CHOPIN Ballade No. 2 in F Major, op. 38
DEBUSSY Feux d’artifice
4 p.m. Hajime Kobayashi – Management Consultant from Niza, Japan (Age 54)
TAKEMITSU Rain Tree Sketch II

FRIDAY, MAY 29
CLIBURN AMATEUR SPOTLIGHT (MARATHON!)
12 p.m. Victor L. You – Attorney from New York, New York (Age 56)
BACH Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Major, BWV 848
CHOPIN Nocturne in C Minor, op. 48, no. 1
1 p.m. Youjin Hong – Psychiatrist from Gangneung, South Korea (Age 39)
CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, op. 58 (I)
2 p.m. Aaron Miller – Academic Administrator from Los Angeles, California (Age 39)
HAYDN Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:46 (I)
POULENC Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (I) (with Nicholas Kim, clarinet)
3 p.m. Dominique Salloum – CEO, Artificial Intelligence Industry
from Cormontreuil, France representing France & Lebanon (Age 50)
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, op. 13 (III)
BACH Italian Concerto, BWV 971 (II)
4 p.m. Deirbhile Brennan – Accountant from Dublin, Ireland (Age 50)
JANÁČEK Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, “From the Street”

SATURDAY, MAY 30
CLIBURN WATCH PARTY – AMATEUR WEEK!
2016 Cliburn Amateur winner Thomas Yu
Highlights from his Cliburn Amateur appearance
(originally broadcast June 2016)
McINTYRE Butterflies and Bobcats
DURAND Prelude No. 1
DEBUSSY Reflets dans l’eau
CHOPIN Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, op. 39
SCHUMANN-LISZT Widmung


WEEK 8 SCHEDULE: May 18–May 23

MONDAY, MAY 18 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #15: “Rabbit at Top Speed”
BERNSTEIN “Rabbit at Top Speed”
featuring soprano Corrie Donovan

TUESDAY, MAY 19 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Barbara Roeser-Liebech
Dermatologist from Bad Arolsen, Germany
Age 64
BRAHMS Capriccio in F-sharp Minor, op. 76, no. 1
BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 30 in E Major, op. 109 (I)
BRAHMS Capriccio in C-sharp Minor, op. 76, no. 5

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 – 1 p.m. CDT (US Central) / 9 p.m. MSK (Moscow)
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2013 Cliburn Finalist Nikita Mndoyants
Cliburn Competition Semifinal Round Recital
(originally broadcast June 1, 2013)
SCARLATTI Sonata in G Minor, K. 476
Sonata in B Minor, K. 87
Sonata in G Major, K. 125
THEOFANIDIS Birichino
DEBUSSY Selected Preludes
La cathédrale engloutie
La puerta del vino
Feux d’artifice
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

THURSDAY, MAY 21 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #16: “Singing Game”
COPLAND “I Bought Me a Cat”
featuring soprano Corrie Donovan

FRIDAY, MAY 22 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Irene Longacre-Whiteside
Executive Assistant from Arlington, Texas
Age 64
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, op. 14 (IV)

SATURDAY, MAY 23 – 2 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2009 Cliburn Finalist Di Wu
Cliburn Competition Preliminary Round Recital
(originally broadcast May 23, 2009)
HAYDN Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:48
RAVEL Miroirs
GOUNOD-LISZT Waltz from the Opera Faust


WEEK 7 SCHEDULE: May 11–May 17

MONDAY, MAY 11 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #13: “How Many Hands, Part 2”
RAVEL “Empress of the Pagodas” from Mother Goose
featuring pianist Evan Mitchell

TUESDAY, MAY 12 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Eugene Lee
CEO – Technology Entrepreneur from Palo Alto, California
Age 57
CHOPIN Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, op. 52

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 – 7 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2017 Silver Medalist Kenny Broberg
Cliburn Competition Semifinal Round Recital
(originally broadcast June 5, 2017)
SCHUBERT Four Impromtus, D. 899, op. 90
LISZT Sonata in B Minor

THURSDAY, MAY 14 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #14: “How Many Hands, Part 3”
SAINT-SAËNS “Wild Donkeys” from Carnival of the Animals
featuring pianist Evan Mitchell

FRIDAY, MAY 15 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Ipek Bozkurt
Professor from Seabrook, Texas, representing Turkey & the U.S.
Age 40
SCHUBERT Impromptu in E-flat Major, op. 90, no. 2
CHOPIN Etude in F Minor, op. 25, no. 2

SATURDAY, MAY 16 – 2 p.m. CDT (US Central) /
9 p.m. CEST (Central European)
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2017 Cliburn Finalist Georgy Tchaidze
Cliburn Competition Semifinal Round Recital
(originally broadcast June 2, 2017)
SCHUMANN Waldszenen, op. 82
MEDTNER “Alla Reminiscenza”
from Forgotten Melodies, op. 38
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

SUNDAY, MAY 17 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Xavier Aymonod
Marketing Director – Public Transportation from Paris, France
Age 44
BACH Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 906
HOROWITZ Variations on a Theme from Bizet’s Carmen

 


 

WEEK 6 SCHEDULE: May 4–May 10

MONDAY, MAY 4 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #11: “The Little White Donkey”
IBERT The Little White Donkey

TUESDAY, MAY 5 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Yuka Otohata
Marketing Operations Professional from Tokyo, Japan
Age 49
BACH Italian Concerto, BWV 971

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 – 8 p.m. CDT (US Central) / Thursday 9 a.m. HKT (Hong Kong)
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2017 Cliburn Audience Award Winner Rachel Cheung
Cliburn Competition Preliminary Round Recital
(originally broadcast May 27, 2017)
SCHUBERT Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946
DEBUSSY Voiles from Preludes, Book I
DEBUSSY Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest from Preludes, Book I
LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 1
HAMELIN Toccata on “L’homme armé”

THURSDAY, MAY 7 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #12: “Footsteps in the Snow”
DEBUSSY Footsteps in the Snow

FRIDAY, MAY 8 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Robert Finley
Retired Electronics Engineer from Northborough, Massachusetts
Age 69
CHOPIN Etude in A-flat Major, op. 25, no. 1
FAURÉ Impromptu No. 3 in A-flat Major, op. 34
DEBUSSY “Golliwog’s Cakewalk” from Children’s Corner

SATURDAY, MAY 9 – 2 p.m. CDT (US Central) / 9 p.m. CEST (Central European)
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2009 Cliburn Audience Award Winner Mariangela Vacatello
Cliburn Competition Preliminary Round Recital (originally broadcast May 24, 2009)
HADYN Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50
LISZT Transcendental Etude No. 10 in F Minor
BUSONI Ten Variations on a Prelude by Chopin
STRAVINSKY Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka

SUNDAY, MAY 10 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Jorge Zamora
Business Development Director from Huixquilucan, Mexico
Age 47
LISZT Ballade No. 2 in B Minor


WEEK 5 SCHEDULE: APRIL 27–May 3

MONDAY, APRIL 27 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #9: “The Cat and the Mouse”
COPLAND The Cat and The Mouse

TUESDAY, APRIL 28 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring John Gutheil
CEO – Medical Oncologist from San Diego, California, representing the U.S. & U.K. – Age 63
BACH Sinfonia No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 801
BACH Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C-sharp Major, BWV 848
CHOPIN Etude in G-flat Major, op. 10, no. 5 (“Black Key”)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 – 8 p.m. CDT (US Central) / Thursday 10 a.m. JST (Japan)
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2013 Cliburn Finalist Tomoki Sakata
Cliburn Competition Semifinal Round Recital (originally broadcast June 1, 2013)
THEOFANIDIS Birichino
DEBUSSY Etudes, Book I
VERDI-LISZT Danza sacra e duetto finale di “Aida”
RACHMANINOV Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36

THURSDAY, APRIL 30 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #10: “How Many Hands?”
SCRIABIN Prelude for the Left Hand Alone, op. 9, no. 1

FRIDAY, MAY 1 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Kathy Abrahamson
Nurse Practitioner from Arlington, Texas – Age 58
CHOPIN Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, op. 23

SATURDAY, MAY 2 – 2 p.m. CDT (US Central) / 9 p.m. CEST (Central European)
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring Alessandro Deljavan, 2013 Cliburn jury discretionary award
Cliburn Competition Preliminary Round I Recital
(originally broadcast May 25, 2013)
BACH Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829
CHOPIN Twelve Etudes, op. 25

SUNDAY, MAY 3 – 4 p.m. CT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Noah DeGarmo
Physician from Dallas, Texas – Age 42
PROKOFIEV Sarcasms, op. 17, nos. 1 & 4

 


 

WEEK 4 SCHEDULE: APRIL 20–26

MONDAY, APRIL 20 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #7: “Back It Up”
HAYDN Menuet al Rovescio from Sonata in A Major, Hob XVI: 26

TUESDAY, APRIL 21 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Simon Finlow
Retired IT Project Manager from Washington, D.C., representing the U.S. & U.K.
Age 64
RAVEL Jeux d’eau
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 83 (III)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 – 7 p.m. CDT (US Central) / 5 p.m. PDT (US Pacific)
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2017 Cliburn Bronze Medalist Daniel Hsu
Cliburn Competition Final Round Quintet
(originally broadcast Thursday, June 8, 2017)
FRANCK Piano Quintet in F Minor with the Brentano String Quartet

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #8: “In Five”
DESMOND Take Five

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Diane Austin
Retired Biostatistician from Fort Worth, Texas
Age 65
BRAHMS Klavierstücke, op. 118, nos. 2 & 3

SATURDAY, APRIL 25 – 2 p.m. CDT (US Central) / 9 p.m. CEST (Central European)
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2013 Cliburn Silver Medalist Beatrice Rana
Cliburn Competition Preliminary Round I Recital
(originally broadcast Friday, May 24, 2013)
CLEMENTI Sonata in B Minor, op. 40, no. 2
SCHUMANN Études en forme de variations, op. 13

SUNDAY, APRIL 26 – 4 p.m. CT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring James Rosenblum
Attorney from Harwich, Massachusetts
Age 39
CHOPIN Polonaise in A-flat Major, op. 53 (“Heroic”)

 

WEEK 3 SCHEDULE: APRIL 13–19

MONDAY, APRIL 13 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #5: “Starts with a B, Part 1”
BEETHOVEN 6 Ecossaisies, WoO 83

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Xiao Chen
Professor of Management living in Charlottetown, Canada (representing China) – Age 41
JIANZHONG WANG Five Folk Tunes of Yunnan

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 – 8 p.m. CDT (US Central) / 10 a.m. JST (Japan) on Thursday
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2009 Cliburn Gold Medalist Nobuyuki Tsujii
Cliburn Competition Semifinal Recital – May 31, 2009
BEETHOVEN Sonata in B-flat Major, op. 106, (“Hammerklavier”)
MUSTO Improvisation & Fugue

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #6: “Starts with a B, Part 2”
BRAHMS Waltz in A-flat, op. 39, no. 15

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Julien Bedon
System Simulation Engineer living in Yokohama, Japan (representing France) – Age 38
CHOPIN Rondo in C Minor, op. 1

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 – 2 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2013 Cliburn Third-Prize Winner Sean Chen
Cliburn Competition Preliminary Round I Recital – May 26, 2013
BACH French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BMV 816
BARTOK Three Etudes, op. 18
CHOPIN Three Mazurkas, op. 59
SCRIABIN Sonata No. 5, op. 53

SUNDAY, APRIL 19 – 4 p.m. CT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Hideko Tazawa
Supply Chain Manager from Tokyo, Japan – Age 63
LISZT Les jeux d’eaux a la Villa d’Estes

 



WEEK 2 SCHEDULE: APRIL 6
–12

MONDAY, APRIL 6 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #3: “Listening Games, Part 1”
BACH  Fugue in B-flat Major, BWV 866

TUESDAY, APRIL 7 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Adrienne Johnson
Playwright from Minneapolis, Minnesota – Age 65
RAVEL  Ondine

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 – 7 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2009 Cliburn Gold Medalist Haochen Zhang
Cliburn Competition Final Round Recital – June 6, 2009
BRAHMS  Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op. 24
RAVEL  Gaspard de la nuit

THURSDAY, APRIL 9 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #4: “Pictures You Can Hear, Part 3”
MUSSORGSKY  “Bydlo” from Pictures at an Exhibition

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Ferdy Talan
Realtor from West New York, New Jersey (representing Indonesia) – Age 36
GUBAIDULINA  Chaconne

SATURDAY, APRIL 11 – Noon CDT
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2013 Cliburn Finalist Fei-Fei
Cliburn Competition Preliminary II Recital – May 26, 2013
SCARLATTI  Sonata in D Major, K. 96
Sonata in Minor, K. 466
DEBUSSY Danse
LISZT  Sonata in B Minor

SUNDAY, APRIL 12 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Rie Moore
Translator from Lexington Park, Maryland (representing Japan) – Age 45
BACH  Prelude from English Suite No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 807


WEEK 1 SCHEDULE: MARCH 30–APRIL 5

MONDAY, MARCH 30 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #1: “Pictures You Can Hear, Part 1”

TUESDAY, MARCH 31 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Masanori Murakami
Clinical Research Associate from Tokyo, Japan – Age 35
LISZT Spanish Rhapsody
BILL EVANS Waltz for Debby

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 – Noon CDT (US Central) / 7 p.m. CEST (Central Europe)
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko
Cliburn Competition Preliminary II Recital
BACH-SILOTI  Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855a
BEETHOVEN  Sonata No. 30 in E Major, op. 109
STRAVINSKY  Trois mouvements de Petrouchka

THURSDAY, APRIL 2 – 11 a.m. CDT
Cliburn Kids with Buddy Bray
Episode #2: “Pictures You Can Hear, Part 2”

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Filippo Tresca
International Tax Consultant from Barletta, Italy – Age 38
LISZT Funérailles

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 – 8 p.m. CDT (US Central) / 10 a.m. KST (Korea)
Cliburn Watch Party
featuring 2017 Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo
Cliburn Competition Final Round Quintet
DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81 with the Brentano String Quartet

SUNDAY, APRIL 5 – 4 p.m. CDT
Cliburn Amateur Spotlight
featuring Ken Iisaka
Software Engineer from Foster City, California (representing Japan/Canada) – Age 51
CHOPIN Barcarolle in F-sharp Minor, op. 60