Van Cliburn’s sensational victory at the first Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1958 heralded a new confidence in the quality of American music-making, as well as a new era in cultural relations between East and West. The quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, widely recognized as one of the world’s most important, was organized by a group of music teachers and citizens from Fort Worth, Texas in 1962 to commemorate his historic achievement and is dedicated to the discovery of the world’s finest pianists. The Cliburn will present the fifteenth edition May 26 -June 10, 2017, at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall.
In the Final Round, the six finalists will perform a piano quintet with the Brentano String Quartet a concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on June 10 at 7 p.m.