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Van Cliburn International Piano Competitions: a Guide: The Van Cliburn Competitions

The Van Cliburn Competitions

In 1991 the Van Cliburn Foundation placed an array of print materials and audiovisual recordings in the TCU Library.  For information about the collection, please go to the Cliburn Archive web page.  This guide is designed to highlight aspects of the Cliburn competitions, archive holdings, upcoming or past events, and links to some resources available on the internet.  A new web exhibit is also available: "In the Beginning: the First Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 1962."
 
Professional competitions

 

The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold (watch online)

History of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition

Past competition statistics through 2005 ; 2009 ; 2013

Van Cliburn Foundation websites through time

Naxos Music Library sound recordings (TCU community)

 

Amateur competitions

Junior competitions

       

Videos online: 2009 ; 2013 ; 2017

Purchase recordings:

Audio streaming and CD albums

Instant Encore: listen and/or purchase online

eClassical (downloads)
Van Cliburn Foundation Shop (CDs, DVDs)

  Composer competitions: 2001, 2005, 2009          Above:  image from an article featuring the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Rock Island Argus, circa May 30, 1981 (full image)

Defining images: art and logos

     
1997 commissioned art, Sean Scully   2001, Music World, Tom Phillips   2005, Concert, Sir Howard Hodgkin   2009, Treble Clefs,  Ivan Chermayeff

Defining images: art and logos

 
 
 

TOP: piano images by Paul Lazzaro and Associates for the 1993 cover of Cliburn News.

ABOVE LEFT: original logo of the Van Cliburn Competition as presented on the cover of the 1962 application booklet (click to enlarge).

ABOVE RIGHT: prototype logo, 1962, with red background added (click to enlarge).

 

Contact

Laura J. Ruede, MLS
Van Cliburn Archivist
Mary Couts Burnett Library
Texas Christian University
Telephone:  817-257-7774