Posts Tagged ‘Van Cliburn’
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...


Alex McDonald helps Symphony Arlington close out their season.

Alex Takes Arlington

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We first heard Alex McDonald at the screening recitals for last year’s Van Cliburn Competition and were impressed by the big sound and sense of color that this pianist brought to Chopin and Liszt. The Dallas native made the c...



Kern really opened up after intermission. Rodger Mallison/The Cliburn

The Piano in the Piano

Olga Kern inaugurates a new classical music venue at the Kimbell.
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The Van Cliburn Foundation took first dibs at inaugurating the handsome recital auditorium in the Kimbell Art Museum’s new Renzo Piano Pavilion last week, and most of it was memorable listening. Russian pianist Olga Kern, co-...


Alessandro Deljavan’s wonderful performance probably had ’13 Cliburn jurors wondering why they didn’t send him to the finals.

Red Stars

The FWSO and Cliburn medalists pay tribute to the late pianist and the music he loved so much.
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In a tribute to the late Van Cliburn, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra turned its annual pre-season festival into a three-day all-Russian extravaganza last weekend. Each of the three programs featured a finalist from last spri...



Cliburn silver medalist Beatrice Rana performs with FWSO this weekend.

The Russians Are Here

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If the recent Van Cliburn International Piano Competition didn’t satisfy your need for Russian classical music (all three medalists chose Russian concertos for the final round), then the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has you ...


(From left to right) Ukraine’s Vadym Kholodenko, Italy’s Beatrice Rana, and the United States’ Sean Chen were the big winners in the Cliburn.

Cliburn Wrap

There were a couple of surprises in the 14th version of the international piano competition.
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Hearing only the finals of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Bass Performance Hall last week gave me a different perspective on the young hopefuls than the jury had. During the course of the contest, juror...



The Van Cliburn Piano Competition goes on in his name.

Comes the Cliburn

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Thirty young pianists from 14 countries will converge on Bass Performance Hall on Friday to begin the 14th Quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the first to be held since the death of the pianist who gave hi...


Van Cliburn won the inaugural Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, a year after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and seemed to be at a distinct advantage.

Van Cliburn (1934-2013)

The tall, skinny Texan leaves an indelible mark on local culture.
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Fort Worth took a double whammy last week with the passing of Van Cliburn, the iconic pianist for whom the Cliburn International Piano Competition is named, and major arts patroness Nancy Lee Bass, whose name, along with that o...



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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...


Beyond Pollution screens Wednesday at 7pm at Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 20 The Sierra Club’s regular meeting gets cinematic this month with a screening of Beyond Pollution. Barker White’s documentary about the BP oil spill and the damage it caused to the environment and the people livin...