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


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Van Cliburn Finalists Announced

Kristian Lin
A few hours ago, the Van Cliburn Foundation e-mailed a list of the 30 pianists who have been selected to perform in this summer’s 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and just as I promised you last week, I&#...



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R.I.P., Van Cliburn

Kristian Lin
The world is now resounding with the sad news out of Fort Worth. This morning, the Van Cliburn Foundation announced the death of the concert pianist, goodwill ambassador, and son of Texas who installed the world’s premier...


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Van Cliburn Screening Recital Notes (Day 3)

Kristian Lin
Edward Neeman (USA/Australia) started the last day of screening auditions with an excellent Bach Partita in G major, doing particularly well in the slow sections of the piece. He then played Milton Babbitt’s puckishly tit...



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Van Cliburn Screening Recital Notes (Day 2)

Kristian Lin
There was a bigger and more enthusiastic crowd for the second day of the screening recitals, an encouraging sign. And the pianists have not been stopping between selections for applause, a decision motivated by the need to stay...


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Van Cliburn Screening Recital Notes (Day 1)

Kristian Lin
Right, so the Fort Worth round of screening recitals kicked off today, and I was there for the duration. The crowds have been sparse, which is hardly surprising given that this is the middle of the week and half the performance...



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...