This year’s Cliburn Competition will feature two YSM pianists, Sean Chen ’14AD and Lindsay Garritson ’10MM, ’11AD. The two are among the thirty young musicians selected through a jury screening who will compete May 24 through June 9, 2013 in Fort Worth, TX.
Chen, 24, is a student of Hung-Kuan Chen at the School of Music. Garritson, 25, studied with Boris Berman for her Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma.
In the preliminary round, all competitors will perform two 45-minute solo recitals. Twelve semifinalists will be selected to perform a 60-minute solo recital, including the commissioned work by YSM faculty composer Christopher Theofanidis ’97DMA, and a piano quintet with the Brentano String Quartet. The six finalists will perform two piano concerti with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin.
All performances will be streamed live in their entirety and available on-demand at cliburn.org. Additional media exposure will be generated through a documentary film, to be aired nationally on PBS; radio broadcasts; and commercial recordings produced and distributed by Harmonia Mundi U.S.A.
Sean Chen, second-prize winner in the 2011 Seoul International Music Competition, has performed with orchestras including the Indianapolis Chamber, New West, Suwon Philharmonic, and Juilliard Orchestras. He has presented solo recitals in Indianapolis, New York, Albuquerque, Miami, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Taipei. Among his other awards are MORE