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Van Cliburn

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February 27, 2013
So much life in this great man. I chatted with Mr. Cliburn several times at the Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth.

"When I die I hope to have concert tickets in the sky" to see your next show.
February 27, 2013
Thank God for a giant in the music industry, the Lord commanded, "Play skillful with the string instruments", and I believe that we have witness a musician that tried to do just that. May his contribution to the music industry continue in recorded media, inspiring other musicians to do their very best.
Sincerely
Willie Felix Carter
Lead Guitarist for Men of Vision Choir of Los Angeles, CA, and a Candidate for President of the United States of America 2016
February 27, 2013
So sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you all during this difficult time. Isaiah 59:1
February 27, 2013
Mr. Cliburn, you will be missed. Thank you for supporting me as a musician, and helping me with your scholarships during my college years. You have blessed the world by sharing your music with us. Rest in peace. God bless you.

A fellow hometown musician,
Jane Arthur Roberts
Kilgore, Texas
February 27, 2013
When I think of Van Cliburn, the first thing that pops into my mind is kindness.
February 27, 2013
Thank you for the beautiful music and expression left behind in your yearly contest.
February 27, 2013
I am so blessed to see Van perform in Tampa, FL, I shall always remember that performance.
February 27, 2013
The Van Cliburn Piano Competition will not be the same. While his presence will be greatly missed, his spirit will forever be present in the competition. This year's competition will be especially emotional to everyone. Rest in Peace, Van.
February 27, 2013
Sweet Van, dear friend, great musician, thanks for the memories.
My deepest sympathy to his family.
February 27, 2013
A great loss. The summer of 1950 I attended summer classes at Kilgore College. On a long break between classes I would sit on the porch of the music building to hear Van Cliburn practice, which he did every day. It was wonderful! He apparently was also taking some summer course and that is why he was at the campus.

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