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 (klī′bərn), Harvey Lavan Known as "Van." 1934-2013.
American pianist who won the first Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in 1958.


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Van, (Harvey Lavan Cliburn, Jr.), born 1934, U.S. pianist.
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Legendary pianist Van Cliburn passed away at his home in Ft.
The Tour provides music lovers with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play two legendary pianos: the performance concert grands of Vladimir Horowitz and Van Cliburn, two of the music world's most revered performance artists.
Now 34, Nakamatsu was a few days shy of 28 when he won the Van Cliburn.
Legendary pianist Van Cliburn passed away February 27 in his home in Fort Worth, Texas.
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned pianist, 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist and top prizewinner in the Ninth San Antonio International Piano Competition Alexey Koltakov will perform at Panida Theatre in Sandpoint, Idaho on Saturday evening July 5, 2008, to honor long-time area resident Paul H.
He was the 2003 National Collegiate Artist winner of the Music Teachers National Association competition and a competitor in the 2005 Van Cliburn International Competition.
If you have one piano lesson, you listen to Van Cliburn with new ears,'' she said.
Nakamatsu, a high school German teacher who studied piano privately but never went to music school, won the gold medal at the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
With his boyish good looks, engaging personality, and phenomenal keyboard talent, Van Cliburn likely would have had a career anyway.
classical pianist Van Cliburn died Wednesday at his home in Texas, U.
Then he won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and his life changed.