Widely considered one of the preeminent international music contests, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition exists to share excellent classical music with the largest international audience possible and to launch the careers of its winners every four years. The world’s top 18- to 31-year-old pianists compete for gold in front of a live audience in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as a global online viewership of over 5 million.
30 competitors - Competitors perform a 40-minute recital, to include commissioned work of 4-6 minutes by Stephen Hough. Concerts beginning at 10:00 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. feature three pianists. Concerts beginning at 2:30 p.m. feature four pianists.
Thursday, June 2 - 10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 3 - 10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 -10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. (followed by the announcement of quarterfinalists)