Honens discovers, nurtures and presents Complete Pianists—21st century artists for 21st century audiences.
Esther Honens created a legacy of musical excellence to be enjoyed for generations. In 1991, knowing she was near the end of her life, Mrs Honens gave $5 million to endow an international piano competition in her hometown of Calgary, Canada. Her generosity, vision and love of music continue to touch the lives of Calgarians, Canadians and musicians and music-lovers around the world.
Honens prepares its Laureates for the rigours and realities of professional careers in music and creates opportunities for growth and exposure. It mentors and guides future generations of Complete Pianists too. Masterclasses, in-school programs and community residencies inspire young people to strive for excellence and the annual Honens Festival is considered one of Canada’s premier events of its kind.
2016 Honens Festival
8 to 11 September 2016
2017 Honens Festival
7 to 10 September 2016
2018 Honens Festival & Piano Comipetition
30 August to 8 September 2018.