Claire Huangci of the United States will play the first notes of the 2013 preliminary recitals at Bass Hall.
The competitors gathered at Bass Hall for orientation, photos and reunions.
Activity picked up Tuesday ahead of the opening day Friday.
Van Cliburns friends and colleagues reflect on what his passing means for the competition, which begins Friday.
With just five female competitors in a field of 30, this year's Cliburn seems to be a man's world.
From the length of the preliminary recitals to the cool collectibles in the gift shop, here are answers to frequently asked questions about the 14th Cliburn.
One unexpected composer seems to be a favorite of Cliburn competitors this year.
Far from the splendor of the stage, 13 jurors watch and listen to every note of every performance of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Quotes from all 30 of the 2013 Cliburn competitors.