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Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

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

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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

US President George W. Bush (R) awards US pianist Van Cliburn (L) with the Presidential Medals of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House 23 July 2003 in Washington, DC. Van Cliburn was honored for his contributions to the arts and to the nation.  Former Czech President Vaclav Havel watches from behind. MANNY CENETA/AFP/Getty Images

Funeral For Famed Pianist Van Cliburn Held Sunday

The funeral for a larger-than-life Texan was held Sunday in Fort Worth. He was celebrated by presidents, heads of state, and friends who knew him best.

03/02/2013

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)

Renowned Pianist Van Cliburn Diagnosed With Cancer

Renowned classical pianist Van Cliburn has been diagnosed with advanced bone cancer.

08/27/2012