Young Artists Application (May 15 - June 7, 2009)

Performers and Observers

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Application Deadline:


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009 (postmarked)

All application and supporting materials must be sent with a courier service (FED EX or DHL) by the deadline date. Late applications will not be considered.


PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU SEND THREE COPIES OF YOUR AUDITION RECORDING


Performers:
(Pianists born on or after June 1, 1980)

  1. Completed application form and a nonrefundable $80 application fee.
  2. High quality recent recordings of a minimum of three works, solo and/or concerto, representing different styles. There is no maximum time limit. Portions of works may be used (for example, one movement of a sonata). IMPORTANT – recordings must be in the format of both DVD and CD. You MUST SEND THREE (3) copies of the same recordings. The repertoire on both DVD and CD recordings may be the same or different. If it is not possible to make DVD recording it is acceptable to submit only the CD provided that an explanation letter is included. Please remember that acceptance as a performer also depends heavily on the quality of you recordings. Videotapes or cassettes are NOT accepted. Please do not send originals. PianoTexas is not responsible for returning any of the recordings.
  3. Letter of recommendation from current teacher and/or another distinguished musician.
  4. List of repertoire in the order of preference for your master classes. You may list as many works as you wish, but a minimum of three is required. Do not list any pieces that will not be ready for performance from memory.
  5. Biography, including achievements, names of teachers, and hobbies.

Observers:

Completed application form and a nonrefundable $45 application fee.


Program Fees:

Performer: $690
General Observer: $390

Some financial assistance is available for performers only, upon request and subject to evaluation. There is no financial assistance available for the competition tickets.


Application Deadlines:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009 (postmarked)
All application and supporting materials must be sent with a courier service (FED EX or DHL) by the deadline date. Late applications will not be considered.

 

Please note - Courier Delivery Address:

PianoTexas International Academy & Festival

c/o TCU School of Music

2800 South University Drive

(Corner of Cantey and S. University)

Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Tel: 817-257-7456

 

Tickets to The Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

All Young Artists Program participants, whether performers and observers, will attend all rounds of the competition (May 22-June 7).


Important information regarding purchasing tickets to the Competition:
In collaboration with PianoTexas, the Van Cliburn Competition has reserved a limited number of tickets in the Mezzanine Section for participants of PianoTexas. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. To ensure seats are available, it is imperative that you order your tickets EARLY. If you wish to purchase any section other than Mezzanine you may do so independently of PianoTexas.

After completing the application form for PianoTexas you may proceed to purchase tickets on the Cliburn Ticket website where you will be asked to complete an order form. If you apply for the Young Artists Program you must purchase the Complete Competition package.

 

In order to receive preferential seating in the Mezzanine section, remember to write “Piano Texas” in the Comment Box at the bottom of the order form.


Young Artist applicants who are not invited as performers will be offered to come as observers, thus maintaining their purchased tickets. However, if they select not to attend they will receive the refund for their tickets.


In order to benefit from both the Cliburn Competition and PianoTexas, we advise that you make your application to both programs at the same time.