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.
Legendary classical pianist Van Cliburn is parting with more than 150 items that he has acquired over five decades performing around the globe.
The Van Cliburn Foundation’s Sixth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs gets under way with 72 competitors.
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