Cliburn Competitor Concerts

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Your Fort Worth Public Library is proudly hosting nine concerts from 2022 Cliburn Competitors. 

Join us May 27 - 31 for complimentary concerts featuring some of the most gifted pianists from around the world.  Librarians will host question and answer sessions with the musicians following their concerts. Join us to learn more about their personal journeys as pianists and performers, their cultural influences and more. Help us show our Fort Worth hospitality as we welcome these international competitors to our City before the competition begins


Competitor Concert Series

 Kliuchereva Cliburn competitor 2022

Elizaveta Kliuchereva

hosted by Meadowbrook Library, May 27 at 5 p.m.

Jonathan Mak portrait

Jonathan Mak

hosted by Golden Triangle Library, May 27 at 5 p.m.  

Anna Geniushene portrait

Anna Geniushene

hosted by Reby Cary Youth Library, May 28 at Noon 

 Federico Gad Crema portrait

Federico Gad Crema

hosted by Summerglen Library, May 28 at 2 p.m.

 Denis Linnik portrait

Denis Linnik

hosted by Northwest Library, May 28 at 4 p.m.

 Portrait of Ilya Shmukler

Ilya Shmukler 

hosted by East Regional, May 29 at 2 p.m. 

 Xiaolu Zang portrait

Xiaolu Zang

hosted by Southwest Regional, May 29 at 2 p.m. 

 Arseniy Gusev portrait

Arseniy Gusev

hosted by Central Library, May 29 at 4 p.m.

 Sergey Tanin portrait

Sergey Tanin

hosted by Ridglea Library, May 31 at 2 p.m. 


First held in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition quickly established itself as an event that inspires and engages the local community, while gracing the international stage. The Cliburn Competition is one of the few musical events in the world to arrange for competitors to stay with host families, often resulting in close, long-term relationships: this has resulted in southern hospitality becoming a singular trademark of the Cliburn Competition.

Learn more about the history of the competition here