Van Cliburn amateur winners. (Items of Interest).Three top amateur pianists were selected in Van Cliburn Foundation's 3rd International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. The competition was held at Texas Christian University Texas Christian University, at Fort Worth; Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); coeducational; opened 1873 at Thorp Spring, chartered 1874 as Add Ran Male and Female College. It assumed its present name in 1902 and moved to Fort Worth in 1910. in Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas, 18th-largest city in the United States, and voted one of "America’s Most Livable Communities. , June 3-8, 2002.
Victoria Bragin, a chemistry professor from Barboursville, West Virginia Barboursville is a village in Cabell County, West Virginia, United States. It is located near the second largest city in the state, Huntington. The population was 3,183 at the 2000 census. , and Michael Hawley, director of special projects at MIT MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, tied for first place. They each received $2,000 from Steinway & Sons, a competition sponsor; a pair of tickets and Official Guest status for the finals of the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition was first held in 1962 in Fort Worth, Texas. This was created by Fort Worth area teachers in honor of Van Cliburn, who had won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition four years prior with Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. in 2005; and a recital engagement in Washington, D.C., sponsored by The Smithsonian Associates. Second prize, a $1,000 award, went to Paul Romero, a CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
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Designed to encourage and recognize the importance of music making, both off and on stage, this event features pianists above age 35 whose principal source of income is not derived from piano performance or teaching piano. The seventy-five competitors from Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and twenty-four states throughout the United States were selected out of 130 applicants.
In addition to Steinway & Sons, other sponsors were The Pangburn Foundation and Bank One, Trustee.
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