Winners Introduced at sixteenth Van Cliburn Worldwide Piano Competitors

(Photograph courtesy: The Cliburn Competitors)


The sixteenth version of the Cliburn Competitors befell from June 2–18, 2022 in Fort Value, Texas at Texas Christian College’s Van Cliburn Live performance Corridor and Bass Efficiency Corridor.

Open to worldwide pianists aged 18 by means of 30, this 12 months’s competitors finals featured six rivals from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, South Korea, and america. From 388 candidates, 30 pianists had been invited to compete for gold.

Whereas Yunchan Lim received first, the $50,000 Silver Medal went to 31-year-old Russian Anna Geniushene. The $25,000 bronze medal was awarded to 28-year-old Dmytro Choni from Ukraine.

Through the ultimate spherical, every pianist carried out two piano concertos with the Fort Value Symphony Orchestra carried out by Marin Alsop. First prize winner Yunchan Lim performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, op. 37 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, op. 30 within the ultimate spherical.

A present pupil of Minsoo Sohn on the Korea Nationwide College of Arts, Yunchan Lim received the second prize on the Cleveland Worldwide Piano Competitors for Younger Artists in 2018. He was additionally the youngest winner of Korea’s Isang Yun Worldwide Competitors on the age of 15 in 2019.

Based in 1962 in honor of the celebrated pianist Van Cliburn, who lived in Fort Value, the competitors permitted Russian rivals to take part regardless of the continuing struggle in Ukraine. Van Cliburn, to whom the competitors is devoted, received the primary Worldwide Tchaikovsky Piano Competitors through the Chilly Struggle. On the time, it was a testomony to the transcendence of artwork, even on the most risky occasions.