May 24, 2017

Lee ready for 2017 Van Cliburn Competition

EunAe Lee, a Bienen School doctoral piano candidate, will perform in the preliminary round of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on Saturday, May 27, at 8:20 p.m. The performance will be streamed live on the Van Cliburn website.

EunAe playing piano

Watch EunAe's preliminary round performance

Widely recognized as one of the most important piano competitions in the world, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition has identified and ushered a host of exceptional artists to international prominence since its founding in 1962. The 2017 event will be held from May 25 through June 10 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.

Lee was one of only 30 pianists among nearly 300 applicants worldwide invited to the competition. Learn more

Each competitor will present a 45-minute recital as part of the preliminary round, which continues through May 28. Lee will perform works by Haydn, Debussy, Chopin and Hamelin. Twenty pianists will advance to the quarterfinals. 

View the EunAe Lee video profile for more information about how her studies at Northwestern prepared her for this legendary event.