van cliburn

courtesy: Crystal Bridges/Laura Mariet

The Van Cliburn Series continues at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville tomorrow night with Arturo O'Farrill. Robert Ginsburg, host of Shades of Jazz on KUAF, talked with the pianist recently about his music.

Chris Lee

Award-winning pianist Olga Kern  recently performed a dedication concert at Crystal Bridges to commemorate the gift of a Steinway concert grand piano, once owned by famed pianist Van Cliburn. Kern, a 2001 Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist, was the first woman to receive this award in over 30 years. Listen to our exclusive interview with Kern about the concert, as well as what makes Van Cliburn so distinctly legendary, right here with on-demand streaming. 

A Steinway Concert Grand piano, owned by famed pianist Van Cliburn was recently given to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  A dedication concert, performed by award-winning pianist Olga Kern, takes place inside the Great Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Kern is the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medal winner, the first woman to earn this award in over 30 years.