Cliburn receives more than 200 applicants for 2020 amateur competition

Posted on: February 10, 2020

The Cliburn organization reports that 205 pianists from 32 countries have submitted applications for the eighth Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, which will take place in Fort Worth, Texas from May 24 to 30, 2020. This marks the largest number of applications for the Cliburn Amateur Competition, which is for non-professional pianists ranging in age from 35 to 78. Applications closed in January, and a selection committee will choose 48 competitors and 24 additional festival participants from the applicant pool, to be announced March 12, 2020. All rounds will be open to the public, including the finals with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and conductor Damon Gupton at Bass Performance Hall. The Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition was launched in 1999 and takes place every four years. The Cliburn also operates the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for pianists 18 to 30 and the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival for pianists 13 to 17.