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2017 Cliburn Competitors Announced

Here are the 30 pianists, from 16 nations, who will compete in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in May and June at Bass Performance Hall.



published Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Photo: The Cliburn
Sun-A Park

 

Fort Worth — The 30 pianists for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition have been selected. The quadrennial competition—one of the top piano competitions in the world—is May 25-June 10, 2017 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.

The competitors represent 16 nations, with Russia and South Korean leading the pack with six and five pianists, respectively. The U.S. has four. Three pianists from the 2013 competition made it back in (Russians Yury Favorin and Nikolay Khozyainov, and South Korean Yekwon Sunwoo). Another pianist, Tony Yike Yang of Canada, was a semifinalist in the 2015 Cliburn Junior International Piano Competition. He's now 18, old enough to be in the Cliburn's big competition.

 

Read the news release below for the list of competitors, and more about the Cliburn competition:

Photo: The Cliburn
Han Chen

The Cliburn announces today the 30 competitors selected to participate in the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, taking place May 25–June 10, 2017, at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

Two hundred and ninety pianists submitted applications to participate in the 2017 Cliburn Competition, and 141 auditioned live in front of a five-member screening jury in London, Hannover, Budapest, Moscow, Seoul, New York, and Fort Worth in January and February 2017. 

"After an exhilarating and quite thorough process, I am extremely happy with the 30 pianists who will come to the Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth this May. They are engaging and skilled, and—most important—will inspire and move you," said Jacques Marquis, Cliburn president and CEO.

The 2017 Cliburn competitors hail from all over the world, representing 16 nations: Russia (6), South Korea (5), the United States (4), Canada* (3), Italy (2), Algeria*, Austria, China, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Poland, Romania, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom (*one competitor has dual Algerian/Canadian citizenship, and both nations are counted here). There are 21 men and 9 women, and the competitors range in age from 18 to 30.

 

2017 CLIBURN COMPETITORS

Ages are as of June 10, 2017, the final day of the Competition.

 

Martin James Bartlett, United Kingdom, age 20

Sergey Belyavskiy, Russia, 23

Alina Bercu, Romania, 27

Kenneth Broberg, United States, 23

Luigi Carroccia, Italy, 25

Han Chen, Taiwan, 25

Rachel Cheung, Hong Kong, 25

Yury Favorin, Russia, 30

Madoka Fukami, Japan, 28

Mehdi Ghazi, Algeria/Canada, 28

Caterina Grewe, Germany, 29

Daniel Hsu, United States, 19

Alyosha Jurinic, Croatia, 28

Nikolay Khozyainov, Russia, 24

Dasol Kim, South Korea, 28

Honggi Kim, South Korea, 25

Su Yeon Kim, South Korea, 23

Julia Kociuban, Poland, 25

Rachel Kudo, United States, 30

Photo: The Cliburn
Sergey Belayivsky

EunAe Lee, South Korea, 29

Ilya Maximov, Russia, 30

Sun-A Park, United States, 29

Leonardo Pierdomenico, Italy, 24

Philipp Scheucher, Austria, 24

Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 22

Yutong Sun, China, 21 

Yekwon Sunwoo, South Korea, 28

Georgy Tchaidze, Russia, 29

Tristan Teo, Canada, 20

Tony Yike Yang, Canada, 18

 

ABOUT THE FIFTEENTH VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

Established in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is widely recognized as “one of the world’s highest-visibility classical-music contests” (The Dallas Morning News) and remains committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of young pianists, ages 18–30.

 

Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

May 25–June 10, 2017

Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

 

COMPETITION JURY

• Leonard Slatkin, jury chairman (United States)

• Arnaldo Cohen (Brazil) • Christopher Elton (United Kingdom)

• Marc-André Hamelin (Canada)

• Joseph Kalichstein (Israel/United States)

• Mari Kodama (Japan)

• Anne-Marie McDermott (United States)

• Alexander Toradze (Georgia/United States)

 

ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS

• Leonard Slatkin, conductor – Final Round

• Nicholas McGegan, conductor – Semifinal Round

• Brentano String Quartet – Final Round

• Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra – Semifinal and Final Rounds

• Marc-André Hamelin – Commissioned Work

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Complete Competition subscription packages are now available at the Platinum Box Tier ($3,000), Platinum Circle Orchestra ($2,500), Golden Circle Orchestra ($2,000), Mezzanine ($1,000), and Gallery ($600) levels.

Complete Competition and Individual Round subscriptions are on sale now.

Single tickets will go on sale March 31. Thanks For Reading





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