Cliburn at Home

We are pleased to announce the fall Cliburn at Home digital line-up, including Cliburn Masterpiece, a new series that examines the who, what, when, where, and how of the greatest piano works. Cliburn laureates and other esteemed specialists, in and outside the field of music, join host Buddy Bray to lead us through the story of each piece—the composer, the background, the narrative, the characters, the technical difficulties, and more. Each episode ends with a standout, full performance of the piece from a past Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Beginning Sunday, October 18, Cliburn Masterpiece will air biweekly, on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. CT, launching with Stravinsky’s Trois mouvements de Petrouchka featuring interviews with 2022 Cliburn Competition Jury Chairman and famed conductor Marin Alsop and 2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko

Cliburn Watch Party returns for two episodes this fall, airing Saturdays. Friends around the world can relive some of the best moments of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition together. Videos start with a special message from the featured artist, who also joins us in the Facebook chat to talk with viewers. 

All episodes will be released on the Cliburn’s FacebookInstagram, and YouTube pages, as well as at and    

Cliburn Masterpiece

Sundays at 2:00 p.m. CT

October 18 – STRAVINSKY Trois mouvements de Petrouchka featuring Vadym Kholodenko, 2013 Cliburn gold + Marin Alsop, conductor 

November 1 – CHOPIN Preludes, op. 28 featuring Fei-Fei, 2013 Cliburn finalist 

November 15 – VINE Sonata No. 1 featuring Steven Lin, 2013 Cliburn jury discretionary award winner + Carl Vine, composer 

November 29 – BACH Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911 featuring Kenny Broberg, 2017 Cliburn silver 

December 13 – MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition featuring Daniel Hsu, 2017 Cliburn bronze

**More guests to be added to episodes.**


Cliburn Watch Party

Saturdays at listed times

November 7 (2:00 p.m. CT) – Alexander Kobrin, 2005 Cliburn gold

Semifinal Round Recital, originally broadcast May 29, 2005

  • SCHONTHAL Sonata quasi un'improvvisazione
  • SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes, op. 13
  • RACHMANINOV Etudes-tableaux, op. 33


December 5 (7:00 p.m. CT) – Yekwon Sunwoo, 2017 Cliburn gold

Preliminary Round Recital, originally broadcast Sunday, May 28, 2017

  • HAYDN Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:48
  • HAMELIN Toccata on "L'homme arme"
  • SCHUBERT-LISZT Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen
  • RACHMANINOV Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36 (1931)