Fort Worth
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: Final Round
Attend the climactic final round of the world-renowned Van Cliburn Piano Competition. Hear string quartets, meet the competition staff and learn about the music from a professor.
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Program No. 17212RJ
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At a Glance

Every four years, the finest young pianists from around the world compete for the honor of performing at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Only 30 make the cut, and only six make it to the vaunted final round. Experience the climax of this prestigious event with five performances featuring piano quintets and piano concertos accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Learn about the competition repertoire with a world-renowned music professor, see the winner announced and delight in soaring performances in Bass Performance Hall, the crown jewel of Fort Worth.
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Hotel is located across the street from performance hall. Walk 5-6 blocks to restaurants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hear the six finalists perform with the Brentano String Quartet and an orchestra directed by Leonard Slatkin.
  • Benefit from the wisdom of an esteemed music professor — a past competitor and all-around piano expert who will unravel the intricacies of the competition music.
  • Meet a past competitor from the Van Cliburn Foundation’s Amateur Competition, and hear about how their life was changed by the experience.

General Notes

To attend the semifinal round, check out program #22740 for just the semifinal round or program #18111 for the full competition.
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Gregory Allen
Gregory Allen was the Grand Prize winner of the 1980 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv, and he won the second prize at the 1978 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. He’s performed with the New York, Los Angeles and Israel Philharmonics, as well as orchestras in San Francisco, San Diego, Baltimore, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. Gregory holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Peabody Institute, and was a past competitor in the prestigious Van Cliburn Piano Competition, and he recently served on the jury panel for its amateur competition.
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