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Van Cliburn (b. Harvey Lavan Cliburn Jr., July 12, 1934 - February 27, 2013), is an American pianist who achieved worldwide recognition in 1958, when at age 23, he won the first quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, at the height of the Cold War. Cliburn was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and began taking piano lessons at the age of three from his mother, Rildia Bee O'Bryan (who had been taught by Arthur Friedheim, a pupil of Franz Liszt). When… read more

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  • Avatar for Cynical_Man
    - Дуб! Конспект есть? - Нету никаких конспектов, никаких конспектов нет. Не мешай. - А что ты слушаешь? - Ван Клиберна. Иди!
  • Avatar for NikolaiFokov
    R.I.P. The world lost a legend today..
  • Avatar for mymusic101
    RIP
  • Avatar for 2Serenity
    Brilliant. I can't wait to see him discuss his career at the New York Public Library next month. See here. LIVE from the NYPL & Christie's present: VAN CLIBURN in conversation with Paul Holdengräber http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2012/05/15/texan-who-conquered-russia-conversation-van-cliburn
  • Avatar for homeslicerachel
    This man's hands.
  • Avatar for MoonNovRain
    I love this man.
  • Avatar for Titus_Androgeni
    Pogorelich's Scherzo No. 3 is the best .
  • Avatar for BurakCC
    :) texas
  • Avatar for musikfreek121
    Rondo Alla Turca is so good
  • Avatar for Pogotrucci
    Hahahahaha da clitburnah!

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