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 CAH2021 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


CLIBURN MASTERPIECE

A new series that examines the who, what, when, where, and how of the greatest piano works. Cliburn laureates and other esteemed specialists, in and outside the field of music, join host Buddy Bray to lead us through the story of each piece—the composer, the background, the narrative, the characters, the technical difficulties, and more. Each episode ends with a standout, full performance of the piece from a past Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

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.  44 of the 72 pianists who were accepted as competitors or festival participants submitted performance videos to share their passion with the world.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Episodes of Cliburn Masterpiece and Cliburn Watch Party premiere on Facebook & YouTube at 2p CT on the dates lists. Cliburn Kids premieres on those same channels at 4p CT on the dates listed.

April 3

CLIBURN WATCH PARTY
Daniel Hsu
, 2017 bronze medalist
Preliminary Round Concert
featuring BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, op. 110; HAMELIN Toccata on “L’hommé arme;” LISZT Réminiscences de Don Juan

April 6 

CLIBURN KIDS
Legends: The Sunken Cathedral
featuring DEBUSSY La Cathédrale engloutie

April 11  

CLIBURN MASTERPIECE
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, op. 84
featuring Georgy Tchaidze, 2017 finalist
+ Dr. Peter Kupfer, SMU associate professor and chair of musicology

April 13  

CLIBURN KIDS
Perpetual Motion
featuring SCHUBERT Impromptu in E-flat Major, op. 90, no. 2
with Clayton Stephenson, piano + Kevin Gunter, host

April 20      

CLIBURN KIDS
Playing with Numbers: In 9
featuring BRUBECK “Blue Rondo à la Turk”
with Evan Mitchell, piano

April 25

CLIBURN MASTERPIECE
SCHUBERT Sonata in C Minor, D. 958
featuring Yekwon Sunwoo, 2017 gold medal + Dr. Susan Youens, University of Notre Dame

April 27 

CLIBURN KIDS
Do Re Mi
featuring CZERNY Etude
with Corrie Donovan, soprano

May 4   

CLIBURN KIDS
Musical Opposites: Pitch
featuring SAINT-SAËNS Bassoon Sonata in G Major, op. 168, mvt 1
with Cara Owens, bassoon

May 9   

CLIBURN MASTERPIECE
MENDELSSOHN Fantasy in F-sharp Minor, op. 28 (“Scottish Sonata”)
featuring Dasol Kim, 2017 jury discretionary award + Joseph Kalichstein

May 11   

CLIBURN KIDS
The Hen
featuring RAMEAU “La Poule” (The Hen)
with Gloria Lin, piano + Sara Doan, host

May 18   

CLIBURN KIDS
Musical Opposites: Tempo & Dynamics
Featuring selections from: MUSSORGSKY Ballet of Unhatched Chicks in Their Shells; CHOPIN Prelude in E Minor, op. 28, no. 4; MUSSORSKY Great Gate of Kiev; CHOPIN Etude in C Minor, op. 25, no. 12 (“Ocean”)
with Daniela Liebman and Gloria Lin, piano

May 23

CLIBURN MASTERPIECE
“Encores,” featuring seven great encore pieces with introductions from pianists

May 25

CLIBURN KIDS
Pattern Play
featuring VINE Sonata for Flute and Piano + BACH Prelude in C Major, WTC I, BWV 846
with Mehrdad Gholami, flute

June 1

CLIBURN KIDS
Playing with Numbers: In 6
featuring MOZART Theme from Sonata in A Major, K. 331
with Shiv Yajnik, piano