Marin Alsop, chairman of the Jury for the Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (taking place June 2–18, 2022, at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU and Bass Performance Hall) tonight announced the 12 pianists advancing to the Semifinal Round.

2022 CLIBURN SEMIFINALISTS

Dmytro Choni, Ukraine, 28
Anna Geniushene, Russia, 31
Masaya Kamei, Japan, 20
Uladzislau Khandohi, Belarus, 20
Honggi Kim, South Korea, 30
Yunchan Lim, South Korea, 18
Jinhyung Park, South Korea, 26
Changyong Shin, South Korea, 28
Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 27
Clayton Stephenson, United States, 23
Yutong Sun, China, 26
Marcel Tadokoro, France/Japan, 28

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022

Semifinal Concert 1 – Recital

7:30 p.m. Yutong Sun, China, 26
20-minute intermission
8:50 p.m. Masaya Kamei, Japan, 20

THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2022

Semifinal Concert 2 – Recital

2:30 p.m. Clayton Stephenson, United States, 23
20-minute intermission
3:50 p.m. Changyong Shin, South Korea, 28

Semifinal Concert 3 – Mozart Concerto

7:30 p.m.
Honggi Kim, South Korea, 30
Marcel Tadokoro, France/Japan, 28
20-minute intermission
Uladzislau Khandohi, Belarus, 20
Dmytro Choni, Ukraine, 28

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2022

Semifinal Concert 4 – Recital

2:30 p.m. Yunchan LimSouth Korea, 18
20-minute intermission
3:50 p.m. Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 27

Semifinal Concert 5 – Mozart Concerto

7:30 p.m.
Yutong Sun, China, 26
Masaya Kamei, Japan, 20
20-minute intermission
Jinhyung Park, South Korea, 26
Anna Geniushene, Russia, 31

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022

Semifinal Concert 6 – Recital

2:30 p.m. Honggi Kim, South Korea, 30
20-minute intermission
3:50 p.m. Marcel Tadokoro, France/Japan, 28

Semifinal Concert 7 – Mozart Concerto

7:30 p.m.
Clayton Stephenson, United States, 23
Changyong Shin, South Korea, 28
20-minute intermission
Yunchan LimSouth Korea, 18
Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 27

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022

Semifinal Concert 8 – Recital

2:30 p.m. Uladzislau Khandohi, Belarus, 20
20-minute intermission
3:50 p.m. Dmytro Choni, Ukraine, 28

Semifinal Concert 9 – Recital

7:30 p.m. Jinhyung Park, South Korea, 26
20-minute intermission
8:50 p.m. Anna Geniushene, Russia, 31

In the Semifinal Round, June 8–12, each pianist performs twice: a 60-minute recital, without repeating any repertoire from earlier rounds; and a Mozart concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by noted Mozart specialist Nicholas McGegan.

At the end of the Semifinal Round performances, 6 competitors will be chosen to advance to the Final Round, which will run June 14–8 at Bass Performance Hall. The finalists will be announced late in the evening on June 12.

Over the past two days (June 5–6), 18 competitors each performed a 40-minute recital during the Quarterfinal Round at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU. Hundreds of patrons watched in person, along with the jury, as a large audience joined from around the globe via the Competition’s live, fully produced webcast. Full details of the webcast and schedule can be found at cliburn.org/2022-webcast.

Using a simple yes/no/maybe voting system, the jury narrowed the field of 18 to 12. Each juror submitted a list of 12 competitors that he or she selected to advance, along with a list of “maybes” (used in the event of tied scores). The “yes” votes were tabulated, and the top 12 vote-getters advanced. 

In the Semifinal Round, June 8–12, each pianist performs twice: a 60-minute recital, without repeating any repertoire from earlier rounds; and a Mozart concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by noted Mozart specialist Nicholas McGegan.

At the end of the Semifinal Round performances, 6 competitors will be chosen to advance to the Final Round, which will run June 14–8 at Bass Performance Hall. The finalists will be announced late in the evening on June 12.

ABOUT THE 2022 CLIBURN COMPETITION

Widely considered one of the preeminent international music contests, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition exists to share excellent classical music with the largest international audience possible and to launch the careers of its winners every four years. Building on a rich tradition that began with its 1962 origins in honor of Van Cliburn and his vision for using music to serve audiences and break down boundaries, the Cliburn seeks, with each edition, to achieve the highest artistic standards while utilizing contemporary tools to advance its reach. The world’s top 18- to 30-year-old pianists compete for gold in front of a live audience in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as a global online viewership of over 10 million. Beyond cash prizes, winning a Cliburn medal means comprehensive career management, artistic support, and bolstered publicity efforts for the three years following.

The sixteenth edition of the Cliburn Competition will take place June 2–18, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas at the brand-new Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU (Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds) and Bass Performance Hall (Semifinal and Final Rounds). The Competition, postponed from 2021 (a first in the Cliburn’s 60-year history), saw a record-breaking number of applications—388 pianists from 51 countries. The Cliburn’s expert panels selected the 30 extraordinary artists who will compete. Tickets are on sale now to attend in person.

The fully produced webcast will broadcast all 28 Competition performances live—as well as offer insightful commentary and behind-the-scenes access emulating a news- or sportscast—across multiple platforms. Viewers around the world can watch the entire Competition live and on demand at Cliburn.orgcliburn.medici.tv, and youtube.com/thecliburn. New this year: the Cliburn will be available in 4K HDR and surround sound. Viewers can subscribe at hyfi.live/vancliburn to experience the next best thing to being in the concert hall.

COMPETITION JURY

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  • Marin Alsop, jury chairman (United States)
  • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (France)
  • Alessio Bax (Italy)
  • Rico Gulda (Austria)
  • Andreas Haefliger (Switzerland)
  • Wu Han (China Taiwan/United States)
  • Stephen Hough (United Kingdom)
  • Anne-Marie McDermott (United States)
  • Orli Shaham (Israel/United States)
  • Lilya Zilberstein (Germany)

TICKETS

There is nothing like hearing, seeing, and feeling live music in an energetic, packed concert hall. Add to that the unmatched exhilaration of being there to cheer on 30 of the world’s top emerging pianists as they strive to perform their best on an enormous world stage, in hopes of launching international careers. It’s been 60 years since the first notes of the Cliburn Competition were played in Fort Worth, Texas. And the world will once again be attentively listening.

All tickets for individual concerts are on sale now, as are a variety of subscription options. Full information at cliburn.org/2022-tickets

The health and safety of our patrons is of the utmost importance to the Cliburn. We will communicate any pandemic-related protocols to patrons closer to the Competition and will post updates at cliburn.org/concertsafety.

WEBCAST

As it has been since 2001, the entire sixteenth edition of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (June 2–18, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas USA) will be streamed live online from the first note to the announcement of the new 2022 gold medalist. The Cliburn was a pioneer in the early days of webcasting, and it continues to innovate and expand this vital program as a global leader in the field; this year becoming the first classical music competition in the world to broadcast in 4K HDR. The 2022 Competition webcast promises an even higher level of quality of sound and picture; a compelling, immersive program around the performances that gives viewers behind-the-scenes access and insightful commentary; and the widest selection of ways to watch of any classical music competition in history. 

Viewers around the world can watch the entire Competition live and on demand at Cliburn.orgcliburn.medici.tv, and youtube.com/thecliburn.

New this year: the Cliburn will be available in 4K HDR and surround sound. Beginning today, viewers can subscribe at hyfi.live/vancliburn to experience the next best thing to being in the concert hall. Prior to the Competition start on June 2, the Cliburn Competition will be available via the HFYI app on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, and Roku. Subscription packages will be available at $90 for six months, and $125 for one year

2022 CLIBURN COMPETITION MAJOR UNDERWRITERS

Amon G. Carter Foundation
Ann L. & Carol Green Rhodes Charitable Trust
BNSF Railway Foundation
C L Rowan Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc.
Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund
Fort Worth Tourism Public Improvement District
Historic Hilton Fort Worth
Luther King Capital Management
Meta Alice Keith Bratten Donor Advised Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation
Mercedes Bass Management Trust
National Endowment for the Arts
Sewell Automotive Companies
Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Steinway & Sons
TCU
T.J. Brown & C.A. Lupton Foundation, Inc.
Texas Commission on the Arts
The Deena Jo Heide-Diesslin Foundation
The Frill Foundation
The Garvey Texas Foundation
The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc.
The Rea Charitable Trust
The Ryan Foundation
Visit Fort Worth
William & Catherine Bryce Memorial Trust
William E. Scott Foundation

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