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2525 Ridgmar Boulevard Suite 307 Fort Worth, TX 76116 Telephone: 817.738.6536 Fax: 817.738.6534 Email: Web: No. 104 Inside This Issue S P R I N G 2 013 Fourteenth Competition Dedicated to Van Cliburn July 12, 1934–February 27, 2013 Screening Auditions Wrap-Up >> Story on page 3 With immense gratitude, renewed commitment, and abiding love, the Cliburn dedicates the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition to its namesake and inspiration, Van Cliburn. He spent his life and career as an ambassador of music and its power to transform lives, open hearts, and transcend all boundaries. In that spirit, the Competition—May 24–June 9, 2013, at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall—welcomes 30 of the finest 2013 Cliburn Competitors >> Story on page 4 young pianists in the world, ranging in age from 19 to 30 and representing 13 countries. Van Cliburn loved seeing and encouraging these artists at the beginning of their journeys as performing artists and emissaries of great art. The Cliburn is humbled to continue this tradition in his name. Read about the 30 competitors of the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on pages 4–7. Competitors Visit Fort Worth Schools >> Story on page 11 Jacques Marquis named President and CEO Carla Kemp Thompson, chairman of the Board of Directors, the tenets that Van Cliburn held dearly, make him ideal to announced on March 20, 2013, that Jacques Marquis lead the organization as its new president and CEO.” has been named president and CEO for the Cliburn. Mr. Marquis joined the Cliburn in early September 2012 as interim executive director. With two decades of experience and an extensive network of national and international contacts, he has eagerly tackled the challenge of integrating the 50-year Cliburn history with the board's strategic vision. "It is an honor and a privilege to work for this prestigious organization, particularly at this pivotal time with the exceptional journey ahead,” said Mr. Marquis. “We prepare for the Fourteenth Cliburn Competition this month with a renewed commitment to Van Cliburn's vision of artistic excellence and his dedication to sharing music with the "Jacques Marquis brings valuable skills sets and experience largest audience possible. I am thankful to Carla Thompson to the Cliburn, and his energy and enthusiasm have and the Cliburn board for their bold long-term vision and already invigorated the organization," said Mrs. Thompson. for their support. My family and I are grateful to the people "Jacques' knowledge of music and artistry, combined with of Fort Worth for welcoming us so warmly, and we look his years of competition management and his core belief in forward to being a part of this engaging community." Continued on page 2 1

Cliburn News: Spring 2013

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