Cliburn Event Opens

First Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held.

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mad: where is in Richard medicine. Cliburn Event The Van Cliburn Internatioaa Piano Competition will open lion- day in Fort Worth wjih many o: the world's finest young pianists seeking the $10,000 first prize. The competition, which runs through Oct. 7. also includes contracts contracts for concert appearances and tours for the winner. Some 52 contestants representing representing 17 countries will participate, Cliburn, the tall pianist from Miss Laura Jane Musser of lie Falls, Minn:, donated the ond prize of $3,004. Third place Kilgore, contributed to the con-! ? . B -jnn er rece ,- ve fourth test KOOO of a $5,000 fee he received received for playing in Fort Worth in 1961. He also has put up $600 for a special prize to the contestant who gives the best performance of the Brahms chamber works required in the semi - finals. He'll be in Fort Worth most of the two weeks. Clibura helped work out the required required repertory. It is a demanding demanding program, designed to eliminate eliminate pianists who are not ready o start their professional careers. A similar event, the Tschaftow- sky ia Moscow in 1953, brought worldwide acclaim to Cliburn and helped establish him as a ma- br pianist. During ihe Tschatkowsky com- jetition Cliburn became-a friend of a rising young Soviet pianist, Mikhail Voskresenski. Yoskreseo- ski, cow 26, is one cf four Soviet entrants in Fort Worth. The $10,000 first prize was given by Dr. and Mrs. Irl Allison of Austin, through the National Gu3d of Piano Teachers. Allison, president of the guild, said the nspiration was C l i b u r n . who 'brought credit to the youth and he musical reputation of the United Stales." place $1,000, fifth $730, and shth $500. Additionally, Niemaa-Mar cus will present a $500 gold to the contestant who best per forms the work of American poser Lee Hoiby. The winner's concert will be Oct. 7. The competitor! will be at The National Guild of Piano Teachers, the Fort Worth Piano Teachers Forum, TCU and the Fort Worth Chamber of Com merce are sponsors. A panel cf musical authorities headed by Milton Katims, conductor of the Seattle Symphony, will judge. Katims will conduct the final?. 'EXTRA PATTERSON vsLlSTON : IGHT PICTURE:

Clipped from Denton Record-Chronicle23 Sep 1962, SunPage 17

Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, Texas)23 Sep 1962, SunPage 17
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