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The Big Deal: Fifteen Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: Preliminary Round

by Gila Espinoza 26 Apr 2017 8:32 AM
Photo: Ralph Lauer for The Cliburn

Photo: Ralph Lauer for The Cliburn

The best pianists in the world are coming to Fort Worth to compete for the Gold and more than $200,000 in prizes at the Fifteen Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Thirty competitors, who hail from 16 nations, have trained their whole lives for this moment. The Preliminary Round is a feast with ten concerts that are full of your favorite piano repertoire. Each concert includes three competitors, who will perform 45 minutes of music, including a specially commissioned work by Marc-André Hamelin. Win this Big Deal and you and your musical companion can attend the Preliminary Round concert on Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall.  Please note all patrons must be age 10 or older to be admitted.

If you enjoy this Big Deal, chances are you’ll want to sign up for our other offerings as well. Enter to win tickets to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Dvořák’s New World Symphony concert featuring the winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Vadym Kholodenko. Or sign up to win tickets to TITAS Presents: Command Performance Gala at the A&T Performing Arts Center.

Please note: Only Art&Seek newsletter subscribers are eligible for the Big Deal. If you’re not yet receiving our weekly emails then you’re missing out! You’ll want to take care of that first here before you sign up below. We pick our winners on Friday so be sure to check your inbox!

UPDATE:  We have our winners. Thanks for playing.