Live Music in Fort Worth has changed a bit since February, but our city has risen to the occasion. The Cliburn 

The Cliburn announces the line-up for the summer season of Cliburn at Home, featuring weekly episodes of two series: Cliburn Watch Party, where people around the world join together online with their favorite artists to enjoy past Cliburn performances; and Cliburn Kids, which brings fun musical breaks to kids, their parents, and anyone who loves music and learning.

“We’re pleased to continue these two engaging series this summer, after a successful inaugural spring season that resulted in 25,000 hours of music watched across 100 countries,” said Cliburn President and CEO Jacques Marquis. And we’re making plans now for the fall to spotlight the 2021 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, as we gear up for our signature program to take place in May and June of next year.”

All episodes of Cliburn Watch Party and Cliburn Kids premiere at the listed day and times on Cliburn Facebook and YouTube channels. They are then available for on-demand viewing on those channels, as well as on IGTV and The entire spring Cliburn at Home season can be viewed on all of these channels.

NEW! The Cliburn now has text-to-give capabilities. People enjoying Cliburn at Home programs can donate to the Cliburn by texting CAH2020 to 44-321.



Every Thursday – all times are CDT
To watch premieres at listed times:Facebook and YouTube
To watch later on demand: Facebook, YouTube, IGTV,

Relive some of the best moments of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition, in a global watch party. On Thursdays this summer, people around the world can join us on Facebook and YouTube as we relive some of the best moments from Cliburn competitions past. Videos start with a special message from the featured artist, who also joins us in the Facebook chat to talk with viewers!


June 18 (1 p.m.) Dasol Kim
2017 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award
June 25 (1 p.m.) Eva Gevorgyan
2019 Cliburn Junior Competition second-prize winner
with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
and conductor Ruth Reinhardt
July 2 (8 p.m.) Steven Lin
2013 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award
July 9 (1 p.m.) Alim Beisembayev (1st), Arsenii Mun (2nd), Youlan Ji (3rd)
2015 Junior Competition Winners Recital Showcase
July 16 (1 p.m.) Claire Huangci
2013 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award
July 30 (8 p.m.) Tony Yike Yang
2017 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award
July 23 (8 p.m.) Shuan Hern Lee (1st), Eva Gevorgyan (2nd), JiWon Yang (3rd)
2019 Junior Competition Winners Recital Showcase
August 6 (8 p.m.) Shuan Hern Lee
2019 Cliburn Junior first-prize winner
with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
and conductor Ruth Reinhardt
August 13 (1 p.m.) Leonardo Pierdomenico
2017 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award



Every Tuesday – 11 a.m. CDT
To watch premieres at listed times:Facebook and YouTube
To watch later on demand: Facebook, YouTube, IGTV,

For our youngest Cliburn friends (and for those young at heart)! Join us for some music fun this summer, as we explore rhythm, storytelling, dance, and listening games. Buddy Bray—Cliburn artistic advisor and co-author of the Cliburn in the Classroom signature in-school program—and some of his friends lead kids on short (7- to 10-minute), entertaining, and educational journeys. (Programs are geared towards elementary-aged children.) Cliburn in the Classroom programs written by Dr. John Feierabend and Buddy Bray.


June 16 “Piano Gymnastics, Part 1”
featuring CHOPIN “Black Key” Etude
with Alex McDonald, piano
June 23 “Piano Gymnastics, Part 2”
featuring DEBUSSY Etude for 8 Fingers
with Nathan Ryland, piano
June 30 “Piano Gymnastics, Part 3”
featuring PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 83 (III)
with Alex McDonald, piano
July 7 “Pictures You Can Hear, Part 4”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “The Gnome” from Pictures at an Exhibition
with Jonathan Tsay, piano
July 14 “Pictures You Can Hear, Part 5”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “Ballet of Unhatched Chicks”
from Pictures at an Exhibition
with Jonathan Tsay, piano
July 21 “Pictures You Can Hear, Part 6”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “The Great Gate of Kiev”
from Pictures at an Exhibition
with Gloria Lin, piano
July 28 “Pictures You Can Hear, Part 7”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle”
from Pictures at an Exhibition
August 4 “Counting Game”
featuring COWELL A Blarneying Bit
with Mehrdad Gholami, flute
August 11 “Lime Jello”
featuring BOLCOM Lime Jello
with Corrie Donovan, soprano

About The Cliburn

The Cliburn advances classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs, and concert series embody an enduring commitment to artistic excellence and the discovery of new artists. Established in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (sixteenth edition, May 27–June 12, 2021) remains the most visible expression of that mission and is, as always, committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of emerging artists, ages 18–30. It shares the transformative powers of music with a wide global audience, through fully-produced webcasts and by providing comprehensive career management and concert bookings to its winners. Rounding out its mission, the Cliburn also produces the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival for exceptional 13- to 17-year-old pianists (third edition, May–June 2023), and the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition for outstanding non-professional pianists age 35 and older (eighth edition, rescheduled to spring 2022).

Over a four-year cycle, the Cliburn contributes to North Texas’ cultural landscape with over 170 classical music performances for 150,000 attendees through competitions, free community concerts, and its signature Cliburn Concerts series at Bass Performance Hall, the Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Scat Jazz Lounge. It presents 1,000 Cliburn in the Classroom in-school, interactive music education programs for more than 200,000 area elementary students. During the same time period, it garners the world’s attention with over eight million visits from 170 nations for live concert and competition webcasts; 300 concerts worldwide booked for competition winners; more than 5,000 news articles about the Cliburn and its winners; and regular national radio broadcasts to 245 public radio stations.

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