Sara-Daneshpour, United States.

Sara Daneshpour, United States.

The Cliburn announces today the 30 competitors selected to participate in the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, taking place May 24-June 9, 2013, at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall. The pianists were chosen from a talented pool of 132 applicants who were invited to audition live in front of a five-member screening jury in Hong Kong, Hannover, Moscow, Milan, New York, and Fort Worth in January and February 2013.

Van Cliburn, the Competition’s inspiration and namesake, passed away on February 27, 2013. The Fourteenth Competition will be dedicated to Mr. Cliburn, as a tribute to his devotion to young artists, and his belief in the transformative powers of music.

Carla Thompson, chairman of the board for the Cliburn, said: “The Competition that bears his name captures the essence of Van’s passion for spreading the love of classical music. I join his many, many friends worldwide who will miss him dearly.  During this time of mourning and reflection, it is with a renewed commitment to Van’s ideals that we prepare for the upcoming Competition and will welcome these 30 immensely talented competitors to Fort Worth.”

Alessandro Taverna, Italy.

Alessandro Taverna, Italy.

The 2013 Cliburn Competition competitors hail from all over the world, representing 12 countries: the United States (8), Italy (6), Russia (4), China (3), Ukraine (2), Australia, Chile, France, Japan, South Korea, Poland, and Taiwan. They range in age from 19 to 30.

COMPETITORS

Luca Buratto, Italy
Age during Competition: 20

Sean Chen, United States
Age during Competition: 24

Alexey Chernov, Russia
Age during Competition: 30

Sara Daneshpour, United States
Age during Competition: 26

Alessandro Deljavan, Italy
Age during Competition: 26

Fei-Fei Dong, China
Age during Competition: 22

François Dumont, France
Age during Competition: 27

Yury Favorin, Russia
Age during Competition: 26

Lindsay Garritson, United States
Age during Competition: 25

Jayson Gillham, Australia
Age during Competition: 26

Giuseppe Greco, Italy
Age during Competition: 23

Ruoyu Huang, China
Age during Competition: 24

Claire Huangci, United States
Age during Competition: 23

Vadym Kholodenko, Ukraine
Age during Competition: 26

Nikolay Khozyainov, Russia
Age during Competition: 20

Marcin Koziak, Poland
Age during Competition: 24

Kuan-Ting Lin, Taiwan
Age during Competition: 21

Steven Lin, United States
Age during Competition: 24

Alex McDonald, United States
Age during Competition: 30

Gustavo Miranda-Bernales, Chile
Age during Competition: 22

Nikita Mndoyants, Russia
Age during Competition: 24

Oleksandr Poliykov, Ukraine
Age during Competition: 25

Beatrice Rana, Italy
Age during Competition: 20

Tomoki Sakata, Japan
Age during Competition: 19

Scipione Sangiovanni, Italy
Age during Competition: 25

Hyung-Min Suh, South Korea
Age during Competition: 23

Alessandro Taverna, Italy
Age during Competition: 29

Jie Yuan, China
Age during Competition: 27

YouYou Zhang, United States
Age during Competition: 29

Eric Zuber, United States
Age during Competition: 28


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