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Accomplished pianist Van Cliburn has special ties to Texas. He was raised in Kilgore and profiled by Time magazine as ‘The Texan Who Conquered Russia’ after he won a Russian piano competition during the Cold War. His Van Cliburn Foundation, which aims to foster and showcase extraordinary musical talent, is based in Fort Worth. (credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Montblanc)

Van Cliburn Estate Items To Be Auctioned

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.

02/21/2014

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12/04/2013

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Goodwill Program Says ‘Thank You’ To Forgotten Veterans

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.

CBS 11–11/14/2013

Alex McDonald of Plano competed in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. (credit: cbsdfw.com)

Pianist Overcomes Odds To Compete In Van Cliburn Competition

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.

06/28/2013

Accomplished pianist Van Cliburn has special ties to Texas. He was raised in Kilgore and profiled by Time magazine as ‘The Texan Who Conquered Russia’ after he won a Russian piano competition during the Cold War. His Van Cliburn Foundation, which aims to foster and showcase extraordinary musical talent, is based in Fort Worth. (credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Montblanc)

6 Finalists Named In Cliburn Piano Competition

Six finalists have been named in the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held at Bass Hall in Fort Worth.

06/05/2013

Accomplished pianist Van Cliburn has special ties to Texas. He was raised in Kilgore and profiled by Time magazine as ‘The Texan Who Conquered Russia’ after he won a Russian piano competition during the Cold War. His Van Cliburn Foundation, which aims to foster and showcase extraordinary musical talent, is based in Fort Worth. Here he is pictured receiving the 2010 National Medal of Arts. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cliburn Piano Contest Begins 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.

05/24/2013

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Cliburn Piano Contest Kicks Off In May

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.

03/05/2013

Accomplished pianist Van Cliburn has special ties to Texas. He was raised in Kilgore and profiled by Time magazine as ‘The Texan Who Conquered Russia’ after he won a Russian piano competition during the Cold War. His Van Cliburn Foundation, which aims to foster and showcase extraordinary musical talent, is based in Fort Worth. Here he is pictured receiving the 2010 National Medal of Arts. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sunday Funeral Scheduled For Pianist Van Cliburn

A weekend funeral is scheduled for Van Cliburn, the celebrated pianist whose virtuosity triumphed over the Cold War.

03/01/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02:  U.S. President Barack Obama (R) congratulates musician Van Cliburn after presenting him with the 2010 National Medal of Arts, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, on March 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama presented the 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 20 honorees  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Famed Pianist Van Cliburn Dies At 78

Famed pianist and Texas native Van Cliburn rose to world fame in 1958, when he won the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.

02/27/2013

Accomplished pianist Van Cliburn has special ties to Texas. He was raised in Kilgore and profiled by Time magazine as ‘The Texan Who Conquered Russia’ after he won a Russian piano competition during the Cold War. His Van Cliburn Foundation, which aims to foster and showcase extraordinary musical talent, is based in Fort Worth. Here he is pictured receiving the 2010 National Medal of Arts. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Van Cliburn Items Fetch $4.3 Million At Auction

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.

05/18/2012

Accomplished pianist Van Cliburn has special ties to Texas. He was raised in Kilgore and profiled by Time magazine as ‘The Texan Who Conquered Russia’ after he won a Russian piano competition during the Cold War. His Van Cliburn Foundation, which aims to foster and showcase extraordinary musical talent, is based in Fort Worth. Here he is pictured receiving the 2010 National Medal of Arts. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pianist Van Cliburn Auctioning Personal Items

Legendary classical pianist Van Cliburn is parting with more than 150 items that he has acquired over five decades performing around the globe.

05/16/2012

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Van Cliburn Piano Contest For Amateurs Begins

The Van Cliburn Foundation’s Sixth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs gets under way with 72 competitors.

05/23/2011