Twenty-four young pianists will travel from around the world to Fort Worth in June to compete in the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, the foundation said Wednesday.
The competitors, ages 13-17, were selected from 160 applicants and represent 12 countries in addition to the U.S.: Canada, China, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Singapore and Tajikistan.
The Junior Competition will consist of four rounds, taking place at TCU on June 21-28. Winners, chosen by a jury chaired by Cliburn gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu, will receive cash prices and scholarships.
The competition and festival are open to the public; subscriptions cost $110 and individual concert tickets, $10-$40, available at www.cliburn.org or by calling 817-212-4280.
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Source: The Cliburn