FORT WORTH, Texas, June 4, 2022—The Jury of the Sixteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (taking place June 2–18, 2022, at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU and Bass Performance Hall) tonight announced the 18 pianists advancing to the Quarterfinal Round.


Albert Cano Smit, Spain/Netherlands, 25
Dmytro Choni, Ukraine, 28
Federico Gad Crema, Italy, 23
Anna Geniushene, Russia, 31
Masaya Kamei, Japan, 20
Uladzislau Khandohi, Belarus, 20
Honggi Kim, South Korea, 30
Andrew Li, United States, 22
Yunchan Lim, South Korea, 18
Denis Linnik, Belarus, 26
Kate Liu, United States, 28
Jinhyung Park, South Korea, 26
Changyong Shin, South Korea, 28
Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 27
Clayton Stephenson, United States, 23
Yutong Sun, China, 26
Marcel Tadokoro, France/Japan, 28
Yuki Yoshimi, Japan, 22

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022

Quarterfinal Recital 1

10:00 a.m. Anna Geniushene, Russia, 31
10:45 a.m. Andrew Li, United States, 22
20-minute intermission
11:45 a.m. Denis LinnikBelarus, 26

Quarterfinal Recital 2

2:30 p.m. Masaya Kamei, Japan, 20
3:15 p.m. Clayton Stephenson, United States, 23
20-minute intermission
4:15 p.m. Albert Cano Smit, Spain/Netherlands, 25

Quarterfinal Recital 3

7:30 p.m. Yuki Yoshimi, Japan, 22
8:15 p.m. Uladzislau Khandohi, Belarus, 20
20-minute intermission
9:15 p.m. Yutong Sun, China, 26

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022

Quarterfinal Recital 4

10:00 a.m. Marcel Tadokoro, France/Japan, 28
10:45 a.m. Federico Gad Crema, Italy, 23
20-minute intermission
11:45 a.m. Honggi Kim, South Korea, 30

Quarterfinal Recital 5

2:30 p.m. Kate Liu, United States, 28
3:15 p.m. Jinhyung Park, South Korea, 26
20-minute intermission
4:15 p.m. Dmytro Choni, Ukraine, 28

Quarterfinal Recital 6

7:30 p.m. Changyong Shin, South Korea, 28
8:15 p.m. Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 27
20-minute intermission
9:15 p.m. Yunchan Lim, South Korea, 18

Over the past three days (June 2–4), 30 competitors each performed a 40-minute recital—which included the commissioned work, Fanfare Toccata, by Sir Stephen Hough—during the Preliminary Round at Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU. Hundreds of patrons watched in person, along with the jury, as a large audience joined from around the globe via the Competition’s live, fully produced webcast. Full details of the webcast and schedule can be found at

Using a simple yes/no/maybe voting system, the jury narrowed the field of 30 to 18. Each juror submitted a list of 18 competitors that he or she selected to advance, along with a list of “maybes” (used in the event of tied scores). The “yes” votes were tabulated, and the top 18 vote-getters advanced. 

In the Quarterfinal Round, each of the 18 quarterfinalists will play a recital not to exceed 40 minutes in length, with a program made up of works chosen by the competitor. A competitor’s program may not repeat any pieces from his or her Preliminary Round recital.

At the end of the Quarterfinal Round performances, 12 competitors will be chosen to advance to the Semifinal Round, which will run June 8–12 at Bass Performance Hall. The semifinalists will be announced late in the evening on June 6.


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 10 million. Beyond cash prizes, winning a Cliburn medal means comprehensive career management, artistic support, and bolstered publicity efforts for the three years following.

The sixteenth edition of the Cliburn Competition will take place June 2–18, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas at the brand-new Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU (Preliminary and Quarterfinal Rounds) and Bass Performance Hall (Semifinal and Final Rounds). The Competition, postponed from 2021 (a first in the Cliburn’s 60-year history), saw a record-breaking number of applications—388 pianists from 51 countries. The Cliburn’s expert panels selected the 30 extraordinary artists who will compete. Tickets are on sale now to attend in person.

The fully produced webcast will broadcast all 28 Competition performances live—as well as offer insightful commentary and behind-the-scenes access emulating a news- or sportscast—across multiple platforms. Viewers around the world can watch the entire Competition live and on demand at, and New this year: the Cliburn will be available in 4K HDR and surround sound. Viewers can subscribe at to experience the next best thing to being in the concert hall.


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  • Marin Alsop, jury chairman (United States)
  • Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (France)
  • Alessio Bax (Italy)
  • Rico Gulda (Austria)
  • Andreas Haefliger (Switzerland)
  • Wu Han (China Taiwan/United States)
  • Stephen Hough (United Kingdom)
  • Anne-Marie McDermott (United States)
  • Orli Shaham (Israel/United States)
  • Lilya Zilberstein (Germany)


There is nothing like hearing, seeing, and feeling live music in an energetic, packed concert hall. Add to that the unmatched exhilaration of being there to cheer on 30 of the world’s top emerging pianists as they strive to perform their best on an enormous world stage, in hopes of launching international careers. It’s been 60 years since the first notes of the Cliburn Competition were played in Fort Worth, Texas. And the world will once again be attentively listening.

All tickets for individual concerts are on sale now, as are a variety of subscription options. Full information at

The health and safety of our patrons is of the utmost importance to the Cliburn. We will communicate any pandemic-related protocols to patrons closer to the Competition and will post updates at


As it has been since 2001, the entire sixteenth edition of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (June 2–18, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas USA) will be streamed live online from the first note to the announcement of the new 2022 gold medalist. The Cliburn was a pioneer in the early days of webcasting, and it continues to innovate and expand this vital program as a global leader in the field; this year becoming the first classical music competition in the world to broadcast in 4K HDR. The 2022 Competition webcast promises an even higher level of quality of sound and picture; a compelling, immersive program around the performances that gives viewers behind-the-scenes access and insightful commentary; and the widest selection of ways to watch of any classical music competition in history. 

Viewers around the world can watch the entire Competition live and on demand at, and

New this year: the Cliburn will be available in 4K HDR and surround sound. Beginning today, viewers can subscribe at to experience the next best thing to being in the concert hall. Prior to the Competition start on June 2, the Cliburn Competition will be available via the HFYI app on iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, and Roku. Subscription packages will be available at $90 for six months, and $125 for one year.