To see photos of and info on the 12 semifinalists in the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, click on the photo box to the right, or on the slideshow icon underneath it, and scroll through the list. The pianists are listed in alphabetical order, and their bios and competition repertoire are included in the slideshow.
To see a slideshow all of the orignal 30 pianists, click here.
In this list below, click on the name to see our original profile of these pianists, and you can also click the links to our Phase I and Phase II reviews of their preliminary rounds.
- Nikita Abrosimov, 24, Russia
- Sean Chen, 24, USA
- Alexey Chernov, 30, Russia
- Alessandro Deljavan, 26, Italy
- Fei-Fei Dong, 22, China
- Jayson Gillham, 26, Australia/U.K.
- Claire Huangci, 23, USA
- Vadym Kholodenko, 26, Ukraine
- Nikolay Khozyainov, 20, Russia
- Nikita Mndoyants, 24, Russia
- Beatrice Rana, 20, Italy
- Tomoki Sakata, 19, Japan
Each pianist plays two one-hour rounds in the semifinals, one a recital, and one a chamber session with the Brentano String Quartet. Here's the Semifinals schedule:
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Semifinal Concert 1
Claire Huangci >> Recital >> 1:30 - 2:30pm
Beatrice Rana >> Chamber >> 2:45 - 3:25pm
Nikita Mndoyants >> Recital >> 3:40 - 4:40pm
Semifinal Concert 2
Nikita Abrosimov >> Chamber >> 7:30 - 8:10pm
Tomoki Sakata >> Recital >> 8:25 - 9:25pm
Vadym Kholodenko >> Chamber >> 9:40 - 10:20pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Semifinal Concert 3
Nikolay Khozyainov >> Recital >> 1:30 - 2:30pm
Alessandro Deljavan >> Chamber >> 2:45 - 3:25pm
Jayson Gillham >> Recital >> 3:40 - 4:40pm
Semifinal Concert 4
Alexey Chernov >> Chamber >> 7:30 - 8:10pm
Sean Chen >> Recital >> 8:25 - 9:25pm
Fei-Fei Dong >> Chamber >> 9:40 - 10:20pm
MONDAY, JUNE 3
Semifinal Concert 5
Claire Huangci >> Chamber >> 1:30 - 2:10pm
Beatrice Rana >> Recital >> 2:25 - 3:25pm
Nikita Mndoyants >> Chamber >> 3:40 - 4:20pm
Semifinal Concert 6
Nikita Abrosimov >> Recital >> 7:30 - 8:30pm
Tomoki Sakata >> Chamber >> 8:45 - 9:25pm
Vadym Kholodenko >> Recital >> 9:40 - 10:40pm
TUESDAY, JUNE 4
Semifinal Concert 7
Nikolay Khozyainov >> Chamber >> 1:30 - 2:10pm
Alessandro Deljavan >> Recital >> 2:25 - 3:25pm
Jayson Gillham >> Chamber >> 3:40 - 4:20pm
Semifinal Concert 8
Alexey Chernov >> Recital >> 7:30 - 8:30pm
Sean Chen >> Chamber >> 8:45 - 9:25pm
Fei-Fei Dong >> Recital >> 9:40 - 10:40pm
TICKETS: For additional information about and to purchase tickets for the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, visit www.cliburn.org/cliburn-competition/tickets/
JURY: Maestro John Giordano (United States) will serve as chairman of the jury for his eleventh competition since he assumed the post in 1973. Other jury members include: Dmitri Alexeev (Russia), Michel Beroff (France), Andrea Bonatta (Italy), Richard Dyer (United States), Joseph Kalichstein (Israel), Yoheved Kaplinsky (Israel), Liu Shih Kun (China), Minoru Nojima (Japan), Menahem Pressler (United States), Blanca Uribe (Colombia), Arie Vardi (Israel), and Xian Zhang (China).
WEBCAST: For those who cannot attend the Competition, all performances will be streamed live in their entirety and available on-demand at Cliburn.org, making it possible for virtually anyone anywhere to experience the music. We will also stream the webcast in our TheaterJones special section.
The Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition will take place May 24-June 9, 2013, at Fort Worth's Bass Performance Hall and will welcome 30 of the world's finest pianists to Texas. Continuing its longstanding commitment to new music, the Cliburn has selected composer Christopher Theofanidis to write the commissioned work that will be performed by all competitors during the Semifinal Round. Additionally, the competition has been dedicated to showcasing both the extraordinary talent of its competitors in recital performance as well as their ability to collaborate with other musicians. The Fourteenth Competition will mark the first Cliburn appearance by the world-renowned Brentano String Quartetperforming a piano quintet with each of the 12 semifinalists. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, which has appeared at every Cliburn Competition, will perform two concerti with each of the six finalists, under the baton of Maestro Leonard Slatkin for the first time.