Cliburn 2019 junior competition to be held in Dallas, a first

Posted on: January 11, 2018

“For the first time, the Van Cliburn Foundation will hold one of its competitions in Dallas,” from May 31 to June 8, 2019, writes Scott Cantrell in Wednesday’s (1/10) Dallas Morning News. “The first three rounds of the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, for pianists ages 13 to 17, will take place at Southern Methodist University…. The final round will be held at the Meyerson Symphony Center, where three finalists will perform concertos with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra…. This will be the second … Junior Competition, which in 2015 drew 160 applicants from 26 countries. The Cliburn also holds a competition for amateur pianists, in addition to the high-profile Van Cliburn International Piano Competition…. The latter competition will be held again in 2021 … in Fort Worth. ‘Fort Worth was Van Cliburn’s home and is the Cliburn’s permanent home,’ Jacques Marquis, Cliburn Foundation president and CEO, said…. ‘We have no intention of lessening our presence in Fort Worth.’ But, he said, holding the 2019 Junior Competition in Dallas ‘will expose the Cliburn to a greater audience base in the region, as well as bring fantastic new partnerships with SMU, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and more to come.’ ”

Posted January 11, 2018