Posts Tagged ‘cliburn’
Kholodenko’s return to Fort Worth is a sort of homecoming.

Golden Tones

Van Cliburn winner Vadym Kholodenko returns but not with an orchestra.
EDWARD BROWN
With his gold medal triumph at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition one year behind him, Vadym Kholodenko has a concert schedule that reads like a classical pianist’s wish list. This month alone he is performi...


Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.

Cinematic Virtuosity

EDWARD BROWN
International piano competitions and glitzy film festivals make for interesting bedfellows. The mix seemed uneasy at first but slowly coalesced into a memorable evening as the Van Cliburn Foundation’s new documentary, Virtuos...



At The Live Oak, Anderson & Roe chatted with concertgoers and mixed in some Michael Jackson among the Stravinsky and Mozart.

Cliburn, Now in Session

Fort Worth’s venerable piano foundation gets a chic makeover
EDWARD BROWN
Last March, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe, also known as the classical duo Anderson & Roe, sat facing each other at pristine Steinway grand pianos and unleashed a pyrotechnic display of bravado and virtuosity to dozens of...


Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort to Play Van Cliburn

Kristian Lin
I interrupt my World Cup blogging to bring you this juicy piece of Hollywood/classical music news: Ansel Elgort, the star of the current hit The Fault in Our Stars, has signed on to portray Van Cliburn in a film. The as-yet-unt...



Night

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 22 The Cliburn isn’t the only traditional Fort Worth competition running this week. The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial tees off too. The drama of the Tiger Woods-Sergio García foofaraw will skip us, with neith...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 11 Majid Majidi’s films haven’t received the exposure of some of his fellow Iranian filmmakers, but anyone who’s seen The Color of Paradise can testify to his talent. His 2008 film The Song of Sparrows never playe...



Musical Transition

Turnover at the top raises questions about the Cliburn Foundation’s future.
KRISTIAN LIN
The 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition ended with a flourish — the crowning of a co-champion with a compelling life story, the filming of a documentary that would find distribution in movie theaters nationwide, ...


Julius Caesar Reigns

Baroque opera indeed has a local audience.
LEONARD EUREKA
In its 65-year history, the Fort Worth Opera had never performed a Baroque opera until last week, when Handel’s Julius Caesar was presented in Bass Performance Hall (with a reprise on Sunday). And what a debut: visually stunn...



Van Cliburn Piano Amateurs

Big Ticket
Preliminaries of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs get under way Monday in TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium, with 10 countries represented on the list of 73 contestants. The amateurs competi...


The Other Schumann

Big Ticket
Ten years minus a couple of months after she won the gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Olga Kern returns to Bass Hall to close out the Cliburn Concerts Series season. The 2001 co-winner is now 35 ye...