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About Honens

Honens discovers, nurtures, and presents Complete Artists — 21st century pianists for 21st century audiences.

The Honens International 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.

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“Perhaps there are too many piano competitions, but there are too few like Honens.”Macleans

I do not exaggerate when I say that if there were hypothetically any one competition I could have chosen to win, it would be Honens. I could hardly imagine a better way to begin one’s career as a pianist than the Artist Development program!”—Nicolas Namoradze, 2018 Honens Prize Laureate


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