Music Performance

The Cliburn

Emanuel Ax is in the top rank of international piano stars, with a career that has taken him to every major venue and orchestra in the world. His return to Fort Worth—in this lovely smaller venue—will be an extraordinary treat for local piano lovers. “His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician, and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays,” says the Los Angeles Times. “Within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement.”

The Cliburn

Emanuel Ax is in the top rank of international piano stars, with a career that has taken him to every major venue and orchestra in the world. His return to Fort Worth—in this lovely smaller venue—will be an extraordinary treat for local piano lovers. “His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician, and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays,” says the Los Angeles Times. “Within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement.”

The Cliburn

After winning the Queen Elisabeth and Yehudi Menuhin competitions, this young violinist is forging an international career as an exceptional classical-music communicator, expanding the art form’s reach with his approachability and captivating stage presence, and he possesses the virtuosity and musicianship to match. As The Washington Post raved: “Ray Chen can do pretty much anything he wants on the violin.”

For tickets, visit www.cliburn.org or call 817-738-6536.

The Cliburn

Janina Fialkowska came to prominence as a protégé of Arthur Rubinstein and a laureate of the Firt Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. Today, she carries on that master’s legacy as one of the leading interpreters of Chopin in the world. Her all-Chopin program will bring the composer into clear focus as only she can. As The New Yorker says, “Fialkowska plays Chopin with a warmth, poetry, and detail of phrasing that is disappointingly rare today; she places her gifts at the composer’s feet.”

The Cliburn

Janina Fialkowska came to prominence as a protégé of Arthur Rubinstein and a laureate of the Firt Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition. Today, she carries on that master’s legacy as one of the leading interpreters of Chopin in the world. Her all-Chopin program will bring the composer into clear focus as only she can. As The New Yorker says, “Fialkowska plays Chopin with a warmth, poetry, and detail of phrasing that is disappointingly rare today; she places her gifts at the composer’s feet.”

The Cliburn

The accolades are piling up fast for this young Russian-born German pianist. He won Gramophone’s Recording of the Year 2016 award. After his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut in February 2017, The New York Times proclaimed him “one of the essential artists of his generation.” Igor Levit is one of those forceful performers who makes an instant strong impression on audiences, with original, bracing takes on beloved repertoire. In a world full of impressive young pianists, find out why he is pulling away from the pack. 

The Cliburn

With her “chocolatey mezzo-soprano” (Opera News), Isabel Leonard, this star who dazzled audiences in Fort Worth Opera’s Cinderella and Santa Fe Opera’s world premiere of Cold Mountain, has quickly become one of the world’s leading vocal artists. Experience this radiant performer in a recital of songs by American master Leonard Bernstein, as we honor the centennial of his birth. It’s a perfect program to highlight Leonard’s theatrical chops—and one of the luminous voices of our age.

The Cliburn

Two of today’s most exciting young artists are a dream team in their acclaimed recitals together. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s impassioned performance style, breathtaking technique, and commitment to new music helped earn her a MacArthur “genius” award at age 29. She has met her musical match in Inon Barnatan, a poet of the keyboard whose sincerity and expressiveness rival his astonishing technical abilities.

The Cliburn

Two of today’s most exciting young artists are a dream team in their acclaimed recitals together. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s impassioned performance style, breathtaking technique, and commitment to new music helped earn her a MacArthur “genius” award at age 29. She has met her musical match in Inon Barnatan, a poet of the keyboard whose sincerity and expressiveness rival his astonishing technical abilities.

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