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.

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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