Keep yourself entertained with Cliburn amateur piano competition until I return on May 30
I'm away until May 30, and don't expect to be blogging until then.
In the meantime, there's the sixth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, which is going to be webcast in its entirety, starting May 23.
There are three Canadians in the competition, including Jun Fujimoto, who works for Yamaha Canada, in their piano department.
Here are details, courtesy of the Cliburn press office:
or the first time ever, all performances and awards ceremonies for the Van Cliburn Foundation’s International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs™ will be streamed live over the Internet. Viewers can visit Cliburn.org to witness live events, as well as to access on-demand videos for past performances and special behind-the-scenes footage. Viewers can also participate in a live chat with other fans, share the video with friends on Facebook or Twitter, and embed the video player on their own Web site.
The webcast and on-demand videos will also be accessible on mobile phones by using browsers to visit Cliburn.org or, for enhanced content, by downloading the free Livestream app available for iPhones and iPads at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/livestream-viewer/id379623629?mt=8. Patrons can visit livestream.com/vancliburnfoundation now to sign up to receive email reminders before the start of each broadcast.
The Cliburn Web site will feature an active blog, with regular updates from official competition blogger Kevin Salfen, acting chair of music history at Southern Methodist University, as well as from Cliburn staff.