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.
12 competitors - The Semifinal Round will be held in two phases. Phase I: Each pianist will perform a recital not to exceed 60 minutes in length. The repertoire will consist of works chosen by the pianist. Phase II: Each pianist will perform a Mozart piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas McGegan.
Wednesday, June 8 - 7:30 p.m. (two recitals)
Thursday, June 9 - 2:30 p.m. (two recitals) and 7:30 p.m. (four Mozart concertos)
Friday, June 10 - 2:30 p.m. (two recitals) and 7:30 p.m. (four Mozart concertos)
Saturday, June 11 - 2:30 p.m. (two recitals) and 7:30 p.m. (four Mozart concertos)
Sunday, June 12 - 2:30 p.m. (two recitals) and 7:30 p.m. (two recitals, followed by Finalist announcement)
Bass Performance Hall