Van Cliburn

About Van Cliburn

Birth Day: July 12, 1934
Birth Place: Shreveport, LA

Van Cliburn

Van Cliburn was born on July 12, 1934 in Shreveport, LA. Musical prodigy who won the first quadrennial Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in 1958 when he was only 23.
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As per our current Database, Van Cliburn has been died on Feb 27, 2013 (age 78).

🎂 Van Cliburn - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Van Cliburn die, Van Cliburn was 78 years old.

Popular As Van Cliburn
Occupation Pianist
Age 78 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born July 12, 1934 (Shreveport, LA)
Birthday July 12
Town/City Shreveport, LA
Nationality LA

🌙 Zodiac

Van Cliburn’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Van Cliburn was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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Musical Prodigy who won the first quadrennial Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in 1958 when he was only 23.

Before Fame

He played with the Houston Symphony Orchestra after winning a statewide piano competition when he was 12. He enrolled at The Juilliard School when he was 17.


He was declared The Texan Who Conquered Russia by Time magazine after his brilliant performance at the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1958 that forced Cold War Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev to declare him the best. He was welcomed home with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

Family Life

His mother had studied with Franz Liszt. He was involved in a lawsuit with his alleged domestic partner, mortician Thoma Zaremba, in 1998.

Associated With

He played for every United States President from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama.

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