Posted on Dec 15, 2021
The Rotary Club of Dallas is honored to have Jacques Marquis, President & CEO of The Cliburn, speak on December 15, 2021 at the Park City Club.  We are thrilled that a piano presentation will also be enjoyed by all members and guests.

For the 2022, 16th Annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, applications increased 34% with 51 Countries represented.
Winning the first Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the height of the Cold War in 1958 brought Van Cliburn unprecedented celebrity for an American concert pianist. Cliburn’s international victory instilled a fresh sense of artistic pride in many Americans, while opening the door to a new era of cultural relations between East and West. The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition was established shortly thereafter to perpetuate Van Cliburn’s unique legacy of demonstrating how classical music, in the hands of a master, has the appeal to reach across all borders.

First held in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition quickly established itself as an event that inspires and engages the local community, while gracing the international stage. The Cliburn Competition is one of the few musical events in the world to arrange for competitors to stay with host families, often resulting in close, long-term relationships: this has resulted in southern hospitality becoming a singular trademark of the Cliburn Competition.

You’re invited to join us for this presentation, make your reservation before December 10th with this link -