Jade Simmons Hosts 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Webcast


Pianist Jade Simmons Hosts Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Webcast and Launches Jam-Packed Social Media Blitz

The #JadeAtCliburn Social Blitz will supplement the official 2013 webcast providing unprecedented behind-the-scenes access with features on the competitors, Cliburn inner workings, Fort Worth hotspots and fashion.

Pianist Jade Simmons Hosts 14th Van Cliburn Competition Webcast and Launches Jam-Packed Social Media Blitz

The web-savvy concert pianist Jade Simmons, who in addition to performing has been recognized for her innovative use of social media, is set to launch a social media blitz that will give viewers an unprecedented behind-the-scenes taste of the Cliburn experience. Simmons returns after a successful run as the competition’s first-ever webcast host in 2009, followed by a 2011 stint in St. Petersburg as host of the Violin Division of the Tchaikovsky International Music Competition in Russia. In both instances, she introduced all the performances and conducted live interviews with renowned figures in classical music including the late Van Cliburn, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Menahem Pressler, the Takács Quartet, James Conlon, Fred Child, John Corigliano and journalist Bob Schieffer. This official extension of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition webcast will harness the power of established platforms as well as the growing popularity of SoundCloud, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+. The Jade Media-powered blitz will be produced in large part by Rosebrook Classical and in partnership with the Cliburn webcast production team. The hub for the #JadeAtCliburn experience is right here at JadeMedia.org where links and scheduling can be found. The blitz includes the following platforms and features:


Jade’s up-to-the-minute updates about the Cliburn experience on Twitter. Start following today!

Meet the Magic Makers

Before the pressures of the competition set in, Jade introduces you to some of the young pianists vying for gold in fun, laid back interviews. Get to know them as people, before you hear them as pianists. All interviews will be posted on Jade’s YouTube channel, The NewMuseic Network. Subscribe now to see the videos as soon as they’re posted.


Take a tour of Ft. Worth with Jade as she interacts with local businesses, restaurants, hotspots, tourist sites and organizations patronized by the Cliburn, its artists and audiences. These prerecorded segments will be housed on Jade’s NewMuseic Network and will also capture the beauty of Fort Worth via Twitter and Instagram.

Stalking Superwoman Daily Blog

Features Jade’s reflections on each day’s competition, musically and otherwise. StalkingSuperwoman.com!

EmergeAlready! Cliburn Edition: “So you wanna compete?!”

A spin-off of Jade’s popular Emerge Already! Career-Building Series this time focusing on career advice for musicians interested in the competition lifestyle. Small SoundCloud bites will post via Twitter and the Jade Media Emerge Already! Blog.

The Cliburn Buzz on Pinterest

The place to go to find all the Cliburn coverage across the web in one place.
Jade on Pinterest!

Jade Simmons presents Stage Style

A revamp of a popular segment from Jade’s first time hosting in 2009, Stage Style will feature fun daily fashion mini-vids and pics featuring Jade’s webcast wardrobe, insider info on some of the competitor’s glamorous stage wear and a peek into some of Fort Worth’s chic boutiques.

About Jade:

Jade Simmons is one of the most exciting and versatile artists on the scene today-a powerful combination of passion and innovation. Essence magazine featured her alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas on their first Style & Substance List. Additionally, she has been recognized for her work on and off the stage by Symphony and Ebony magazines, named Houston’s Best Arts Ambassador, and affectionately labeled Classical Music’s “No.1 Maverick” by arts journalist Greg Sandow.

About the Cliburn Webcast:

Led by multi-award winning producer Lori Miller and Academy Award nominated director Christopher Wilkinson, the Cliburn will host a dynamic multi-camera live webcast of the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, taking place May 24-June 9, 2013, at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall. Available at Cliburn.org, the webcast will bring the Competition to life around the world in real time with over 110 hours of live broadcasts of performances, interview segments, awards ceremonies and other compelling material over the 17-day period.

About Rosebrook Classical:

“Helping Music Professionals Reach Twenty-first Century Audiences”, Rosebrook Classical brings music professionals into the digital age through social media management and consulting, digital media creation, and website development services designed to expand your online presence and grow your audiences. For more information visit Rosebrookclassical.com.