Cliburn Junior Competition and Festival Announced for 2019 at Meyerson Symphony Center, SMU

The second edition of the quadrennial event, open to pianists age 13 to 17, will take place in Dallas, Texas, and culminate with finalist performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

FORT WORTH, Texas, January 10, 2018—The Cliburn announces today that the second edition of the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, for pianists age 13 to 17, will take place May 31–June 8, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. The Preliminary through Semifinal Rounds and festival events will take place on the campus of SMU, where participants will also reside. The Final Round will be held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, where the three finalists will perform full concertos with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (conductor to be announced early 2018). Alessio Bax, remarkable pianist, winner of both the Leeds and Hamamatsu International Piano Competitions, and SMU artist-in-residence, will serve as jury chairman. All Competition performances will be webcast live at

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