Cliburn amateur pianists to perform free concerts at libraries

Published on October 11, 2022

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For the eighth time, the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition will bring together non-professional musicians to test their piano-playing acumen for top honors in Fort Worth.

They work in medicine, education, law, engineering, business and technology. They hail from countries around the world with wide-ranging cultures, languages and experiences. But they all have one thing in common: an astounding commitment to and love of the piano.

Four free concerts allow the public to see competitors in person at Fort Worth Public Library locations.

The concerts are scheduled for:

• 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Ridglea Branch Library with performances by Catherine Grimball, Xiao Chen, Eugene Lee, Wei Ling Wang and Hideko Tazawa.  

• 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the East Regional Library with performances by Esfir Ross, Kathy Abrahamson, Olivia Lee, Victor You and John William Schleifer.

• 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Southwest Regional Library with performers TBD.

• 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the Summerglen Branch Library with performers TBD.

Learn more about the competition here.