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Van Cliburn
Original name: Harvey Lavan Cliburn
Birth: Jul. 12, 1934
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 2013
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Pianist, Recording Artist and International Celebrity. His winning the quadrennial International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow in 1958, at the height of the Cold War, made him a figure on the world stage and led to a thaw in U.S.-Soviet relations. Founded the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, a quadrennial competition hosted by the Van Cliburn Foundation, whose prestige now rivals that of the Tchaikovsky Competition. Retired from public life in the 1970s upon the death of his father, but returned to the stage in 1987 to perform for President Ronald Reagan and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, then was invited to open the 100th anniversary season of Carnegie Hall. He played for royalty and heads of state from dozens of countries and for every U.S. President from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama. (bio by: John Andrew Prime) 
Family links: 
  Harvey Lavan Cliburn (1898 - 1974)
  Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn (1896 - 1994)
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: Feb 27, 2013
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- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Aug. 12, 2017
I will never forget how kind and thoughtful you were each time we met or the thrill of sitting front row and hearing you play in concert. As I told you so many times, there will NEVER be another concert pianist like you. You played like an angel...and n...(Read more)
- Denise
 Added: Jul. 13, 2017

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Jul. 12, 2017
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