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2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

In 2017, thirty piano prodigies provided spectacular performances of the best piano repertoire in the fifteenth edition of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition! The competitors joined forces with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Brentano String Quartet under the masterful batons of Nicholas McGegan and Leonard Slatkin to perform to a world-renowned jury, chaired by the very same Leonard Slatkin.

From Mozart’s concertos to Schumann’s quintets and Marc-André Hamelin’s specially commissioned work, each of the four rounds marked an exceptional exhibit of virtuosic musicality, with Yekwon Sunwoo winning the coveted gold medal, Kenneth Broberg securing the silver medal, and Rachel Cheung attaining the Audience Award presented by Not a beat was missed with live broadcasting on’s specially dedicated website—featuring a vibrant range of live musical performances, interviews, competition analysis, and backstage featurettes. While the 2017 edition is no longer available to stream, join us live for this year's competition at!


Silver medalist Kenneth Broberg, left, of the United States; gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo, center, of South Korea; and bronze medalist Daniel Hsu, right, of the United States, after receiving their awards at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition