Van Cliburn Competition to Showcase Steinway in Streaming Video

Beginning Friday, May 22, The Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, featuring Steinway & Sons pianos exclusively, will be streamed live in its entirety at www.cliburn.tv. The Fort Worth, Texas competition will feature twenty-nine pianists vying for prizes valued at more than $1,000,000. Pianist and arts advocate Jade Simmons will host the webcast for the duration of the competition, which concludes on June 7.

The competitors, a group of twenty-nine accomplished pianists ranging in age from 19 to 30 and representing countries all over the world, were selected after performing in cities including Shanghai, China; Hannover, Germany; Lugano, Switzerland; St. Petersburg, Russia; New York, New York; and Fort Worth, Texas. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is an exclusive Steinway event. Each pianist in the competition will choose to perform on one of three Steinway pianos—all three pianos are identical Model D concert grands.

“Van Cliburn is close to our hearts at Steinway, and we’re delighted to see the Foundation sponsoring its thirteenth competition,” said Todd Sanders, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Steinway & Sons. “This year, the addition of the streaming video is especially exciting, and I’m looking forward to more people being exposed to these artists and the beauty of our hand-crafted Steinway pianos through this medium.

About Steinway & Sons
Since its founding in New York in 1853, Steinway & Sons has been considered the world's premier piano manufacturer. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship, Steinway & Sons pianos are built in one of two company-owned and operated factories: Astoria, New York and Hamburg, Germany. Steinway & Sons pianos are still constructed primarily by hand, using many of the techniques developed over 160 years ago. Today, Steinway & Sons also offers the Boston and Essex piano lines, Listen, a magazine for music and culture lovers, and the Steinway & Sons record label. For more information, visit www.steinway.com.

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