Starting a thread for this year's Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which happens every 4 years and, besides being known as the Olympics of piano, is the biggest U.S. piano competition and rivals only the Tchaikovsky and Chopin competitions in world standing. http://cliburn.org This year's edition happens in late May and early June at the beautiful Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Last time (2009), there was an free live webcast with excellent subtitled commentary/program notes and a fashionable live host (Jade, if I remember correctly). Auditions are currently being conducted worldwide, and they're happening in New York through Saturday. NYC folks, you can check out the auditions live, in person, for free, at Rockefeller University on 66th & York: http://cliburn.org/cliburn-competition/screening-auditions/new-york/ The auditions then conclude in Fort Worth next week. Enjoy!