So, what happens when Cliburn finalists already have mangement?

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As the competition winds toward its climactic Sunday afternoon finish, it’s time to consider the practical matter of the competition’s most valuable prize: management. All six of the finalists (medal or no medal) receive three years’ worth of commission-free management and U.S. concert dates; the gold medalist gets international engagements. (We’ve heard this top prize is valued at around $1 million.)

But some of the finalists already have management. Beatrice Rana and Sean Chen arrived at the Cliburn packing professional representation. Rana is represented by Solea Management out of Paris and flies out Monday for an engagement with an orchestra in Milan.

Chen is represented by the American Pianists Association, a prize he won at another competition.

According to senior Cliburn officials, each finalist’s situation will be handled individually, and where there is an overlap of management, good old fashioned coordination and consultation should ensure that a Cliburn finalist is not scheduled to play Carnegie Hall — and the Kennedy Center — on the same night.

— Andrew Marton, Special to the Star-Telegram

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