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Cliburn Junior Competition Report

Edward Brown and Kristian Lin
There are many different ways to judge the success or failure of the first-ever Cliburn Junior Piano Competition, but the yardstick I’m using is that the three performances in the final round of the competition would not have...

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Bass Hall Resident Arts Groups Fight To Keep Free Parking – Updated

Edward Brown
Bass Performance Hall’s resident arts groups — the Van Cliburn Foundation, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra — are sounding the alarm after being notified that they may soon lose ac...


Cliburn at the Modern Goes High with Higdon

If only seeing world-renown composers perform was as easy as strolling to the neighborhood art museum. Last Saturday was one of those rare days. Cliburn at the Modern is a fairly low-key event as far as Van Cliburn Foundation a...

Sorry, kid, you're still too young for the Cliburn's youth competition next year.

It’s the Kiddie Cliburn!

Kristian Lin
Most of the world’s great pianists start playing the instrument as small children, and most people who have been around classical music will tell you that there are kids who can tear up the keyboard. That’s why the ...


Jacques Marquis Is Cliburn’s New CEO, Prez

Kristian Lin
Breaking news from the Van Cliburn Foundation: Jacques Marquis has had the “interim” tag removed from his position there and been named the president and CEO of that organization. When I interviewed Marquis for the ...

Alann Sampson Takes New Post at Cliburn

Kristian Lin
Bit of news drops today about the Van Cliburn Foundation: Alann Bedford Sampson has been named as the foundation’s interim president and CEO. She takes over for David Chambless Worters, who resigned abruptly last June. As...

New Conductor, Quartet for Cliburn Competition

Kristian Lin
Here’s something to look forward to in 2013. The Van Cliburn Foundation just announced the new guest artists for the upcoming Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The legendary conductor Leonard Slatkin, just appo...

Cliburn Documentary Airs Tonight

Kristian Lin
If you missed A Surprise in Texas when it came out in theaters, you can catch up to it on TV tonight. Peter Rosen’s documentary on the 2009 Van Cliburn Piano Competition airs at 7:00 and again at 8:30 on KERA-TV. While we...

Pianos on the Screen, and One in the Lobby

Kristian Lin
Spotted last weekend at Rave Motion Pictures Ridgmar 13: A classical pianist playing a baby grand piano in the lobby. The west Fort Worth theater is the only one in Tarrant County showing the Van Cliburn documentary A Surprise ...