Posts Tagged ‘Van Cliburn International Piano Competition’
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 ...


Vadym Kholodenko returns to the scene of his triumph, Tue.

Gold Returns

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In his first local appearance since winning the last Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Vadym Kholodenko will open the Cliburn Concert Series on Tuesday with an unusual Rachmaninoff program in Bass Performance Hall. I...



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The Cliburn Has a Winner!

Kristian Lin
The awards ceremony started with a movie, a short film including footage of Van Cliburn’s triumph at the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition and his aftermath as a public figure. It was set not to his performance of the Tchaikov...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 3)

Kristian Lin
I’m also the soccer guy on this website, as our regular readers know, so I heard about the incredible last few minutes of USA’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica in a World Cup qualifier in Kingston, with our guys blowing th...



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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 2)

Kristian Lin
The final round format has changed this year so that instead of the competitors playing their classical concerto first and then their showpiece concerto afterward, some of them are playing Rachmaninov or Prokofiev before they&#...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 1)

Kristian Lin
Spent my day off watching Man of Steel at a preview screening. You’ll have to wait until next week to find out what I think of the Superman film, but I will say that after steeping in high culture for the last week and a ...



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Cliburn Finalists Announced

Kristian Lin
We all stayed up until 11:30 on a Tuesday night to find out the six pianists who have gone through to the next round, and now the announcement has come. The finalists are: Sean Chen, Dong Fei-Fei, Vadym Kholodenko, Nikita Mndoy...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinals Day 4)

Kristian Lin
I’m glad the weather is heating up. This isn’t because it’s usually hot during the Cliburn and the heat feels like part of the ambience. I’m a guy who spends a lot of time sitting indoors in climate-cont...



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Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinals Day 3)

Kristian Lin
Apparently, something really terrible happened on Game of Thrones last night. Please, nobody tell me what it was. After Chernov wreaked Game of Thrones-level violence on the Dvořák quintet last night, I suspect any performanc...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinals Day 2)

Kristian Lin
Hate to admit it, but the Star-T had a provocative article today about the Cliburn jurors whose students are competing. The practice of including such jurors makes me uneasy, even though the competition has taken measures to pr...