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11 Days | 10 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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The prestigious Van Cliburn competition — named for the young American who won the first ever International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War — brings together 30 aspiring pianists from around the world to compete for three years of managed concert tours worth more than $1 million. Attend both semi-final and final round performances, meet Van Cliburn Foundation staff, learn about the competition repertoire with a professor of music, go behind the scenes at Fort Worth’s crown jewel, Bass Performance Hall, and feel the passionate excitement.


• Attend both semifinal and final-round competition performances enhanced by expert-led lectures with a music professor for perspectives on the challenges involved as you follow the progress of these young artists.
• Get an insider’s view of the competition from Van Cliburn Foundation staff, meet a past winner of the Van Cliburn Foundation’s Amateur Competition, and gain an understanding of what these talented young performers experience as they prepare and compete.
• Explore beautiful Bass Performance Hall and attend concerts featuring semi-finalists with the world-renowned Brentano String Quartet or finalists with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

Program Notes

This program is a combination of both weeks of Program #17212, “The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.”
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10 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
18 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
13 Performances


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