Stores dedicated to selling pianos are dwindling across the country, as fewer people take up the instrument and those who do often opt for a less expensive electronic keyboard.
Ryan Arcand has been homeless for the last 30 years but has a beautiful connection to the piano. As he plays on the streets of Edmonton, you’d think he’s been playing for years. He’s never had a lesson.
Hundreds of items from the estate of pianist Van Cliburn, who died a year ago, are scheduled to go up for auction. It will be the second auction of items from the Cliburn collection.
Goodwill held a special program Thursday to say thank you to some forgotten veterans. They are men and women who came home carrying emotional scars from service and found themselves homeless.
Alex McDonald of Plano is still recovering from competing in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition earlier this month. McDonald, who holds a PhD from Julliard, admits that experience was exhausting but, exhilarating as well.
Six finalists have been named in the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held at Bass Hall in Fort Worth.
Contestants from 12 countries will start competing in the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, held every four years in Fort Worth. Awards will be presented June 9.
The competition that’s held every four years will take place May 24 through June 9. It was created in 1962 by some Fort Worth teachers and residents who wanted to honor Cliburn.
A weekend funeral is scheduled for Van Cliburn, the celebrated pianist whose virtuosity triumphed over the Cold War.
Famed pianist and Texas native Van Cliburn rose to world fame in 1958, when he won the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.
Art, jewelry and furnishings collected by the famed pianist Van Cliburn has fetched over $4.3 million at an auction in New York City. More than 150 items were on sale.