Important Updates from the Cliburn


Dear friends of the Cliburn,

In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 around the United States, and in consideration of current guidance from health officials, the Cliburn has made the decision to cancel or postpone all events scheduled through May 30, 2020. As such, we will be working to reschedule the 2020 Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition and the Classically Cliburn Gala; this season’s remaining Cliburn Concerts, Cliburn in the Classroom programs, and Cliburn in the Community events are canceled. We are saddened by this development and understand the disappointment it causes for our Cliburn Family around the globe, from our loyal patrons to the outstanding participants of the Amateur Competition. Details for each event are outlined below, and the Cliburn staff will be available at 817.738.6536 and [email protected].

We are currently working with our partners to reschedule the Amateur Competition (previously scheduled for May 24–30, 2020) to the spring of 2022, details to be announced at a later date. Competitors and festival participants accepted for this year’s event will be given first right of refusal to take part in the 2022 Amateur Competition. We are planning to showcase their artistry through videos across social media platforms in the coming months and encourage the world to show them support and encouragement. We will be in contact with ticket buyers directly via email as to their options.

Working with our Gala chairmen and venue partner, the Classically Cliburn Gala, previously scheduled for April 3, 2020, has been rescheduled for April 9, 2021 at the Simmons Bank Pavilion at Dickies Arena. We have been and will be in direct contact with our patrons and those planning to attend.

In addition to Cliburn at the Kimbell: Daniel Hsu, piano scheduled for March 26, 2020, the Cliburn Sessions concert featuring the Junction Trio, scheduled for April 16, 2020, at Scat Jazz Lounge, will be canceled. We will be in touch with ticket buyers directly via email as to their options.

All scheduled Cliburn in the Classroom programs are canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

The Cliburn will not produce any Cliburn in the Community concerts this spring.

The Cliburn appreciates the support of its global community during this time and plans to join our classical music colleagues in offering videos online to provide a respite for a world in quarantine. We encourage all to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Jacques Marquis
Cliburn President and CEO


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