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One-hundred and forty-six pianists representing 28 countries have been selected to advance to the Screening Auditions for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, taking place May 25–June 10, 2017, in Fort Worth.

The prospective competitors will each play a 40-minute recital of his or her choosing; the Screening Auditions begin in London on Jan. 4 and ends in Fort Worth on Feb. 18.

Other auditions sites include Hannover, Budapest, Moscow, Seoul, and New York. The auditions are free and open to the public to attend; no tickets are required.


January 4–6, 2017: LONDON, United Kingdom (Wathen Hall, St. Paul’s School)

January 8–11, 2017: HANNOVER, Germany (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover)

January 13–15, 2017: BUDAPEST, Hungary (Bartók Secondary School)

January 18–20, 2017: MOSCOW, Russia (Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory)

January 23–24, 2017: SEOUL, South Korea (Seoul National University Concert Hall)

February 8–12, 2017: NEW YORK, New York (Ida K. Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College)

February 15–18, 2017: FORT WORTH, Texas (PepsiCo Recital Hall, TCU)


• Dmitri Alexeev (Russia)

• Michel Beroff (France)

• Janina Fialkowska (Poland/Canada)

• James Parker (Canada)

• Pamela Mia Paul (United States)


• Dmitri Alexeev (Russia)

• Michel Beroff (France)

• Janina Fialkowska (Poland/Canada)

• James Parker (Canada)

• Pamela Mia Paul (United States)


Two-hundred and ninety applications from 43 countries were received. Of those selected for the Screening Auditions:

• 103 men, 43 women

• Age range is 18–29

• 28 countries represented

• Three countries are tied with the most applicants (24): United States, China, and South Korea.


Established in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is widely recognized as “one of the world’s highest-visibility classical-music contests” (The Dallas Morning News) and remains committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of young pianists, ages 18–30.


March 7, 2017 Competitors Announced

May 25–June 10, 2017 Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

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