&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
28th March 2019
Marin announced as Jury Chairman and Final Round conductor of the 2021 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

Marin has been announced as the Jury Chairman and Final Round conductor of the 2021 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The sixteenth edition of the Cliburn Competition will take place May 28–June 12, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas at Bass Performance Hall.

As chairman, Marin will consult on the jury selection process and set the tone and mandate of the jury. She will also conduct the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra with the six finalists during the Competition’s Final Round.

Widely considered one of the preeminent international music contests, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition exists to share excellent classical music with the largest international audience possible and to launch the careers of its winners every four years. Building on a rich tradition that began with its 1962 origins in honor of Van Cliburn and his vision for using music to serve audiences and break down boundaries, the Cliburn seeks, with each edition, to achieve the highest artistic standards while utilizing contemporary tools to advance its reach. The world’s top 18- to 30-year-old pianists compete for gold in front of a live audience in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as a global online viewership of over 5 million. Beyond cash prizes, winning a Cliburn medal means comprehensive career management, artistic support, and bolstered publicity efforts for the three years following.

Talking about the competition, Marin said: “I’m really looking forward to working with the talented young pianists at the Cliburn Competition. Collaborating with this world-class organization that is devoted to nurturing future generations aligns with my commitment to education and passion for mentoring young musicians.”

To read more about the competition, click here.