Every three years, a new Honens Prize Laureate is awarded Honens’ half-million dollar (CAD) Artist Development Program.
The Honens Piano Competition takes place every three years and is considered one of the world’s most prestigious events of its kind. Honens prepares its Laureates for the rigours and realities of professional careers in music and creates opportunities for growth and exposure. The annual Honens Festival is one of Canada’s premier piano events.
“[Luca] Buratto happily told Maclean’s a win would mean he’d never have to enter another competition. In the crowded world of piano competitions, no winner can ever be guaranteed a career. That’s why other competitions have so much to learn from the way Honens treats its winning artists. Perhaps there are too many piano competitions, but there are too few like Honens.” — Michael Morreale, Macleans