The 16th edition of the Cliburn Competition will take place June 2-18, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the new Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU (Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds) and Bass Performance Hall (Semifinal and Final Rounds). The Competition, postponed from 2021 (a first in the Cliburn’s 60-year history), saw a record-breaking number of applications — 388 pianists from 51 countries. The Cliburn’s expert panels selected the 30 extraordinary artists who will compete. Tickets are on sale now to attend in person.
The fully produced webcast will broadcast all 28 Competition performances live — as well as offer insightful commentary and behind-the-scenes access emulating a news- or sportscast — across multiple platforms. Viewers around the world can watch the entire Competition live and on demand at Cliburn.org, cliburn.medici.tv and youtube.com/thecliburn. New this year: the Cliburn will be available in 4K HDR and surround sound. Viewers can subscribe at hyfi.live/vancliburn to experience the next best thing to being in the concert hall.
Photo credit: June 1, 2022. Cliburn Foundation President and CEO Jacque Marquis and Chairman Jeff King with the 30 competitors for the 16th Cliburn International Piano Competition at the TCU Music Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ralph Lauer)