With the Enbridge Prizes, Honens awards the largest cash prize to a Laureate of any international music competition of its kind.
(five not advancing)
Raeburn Prize for Artist of special promise
*Pianists are eligible for an Enbridge Prize only if they stay through to the Competition's conclusion. Pianists will perform a free public concert during the final week and meet with a mentor-in-residence and the Jury for feedback.
Artistic & Career Development Program
One pianist will be named the Honens Laureate and be awarded a half-million dollar (CAN) three-year artistic and career development program.
The program includes worldwide representation for three years; debut recitals in career-building markets that may include Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Munich, New York, Paris and Toronto, residencies at The Banff Centre in preparation for collaborative touring projects, development of repertory and live recordings, coaching and mentorship opportunities with established touring artists, and a recording on the Hyperion label. The program is custom-designed in consultation with the Laureate.
The Artistic & Career Development Program is partly underwritten by donations from Honens Laureate Circle members from across Canada.
The Honens Laureate receives a glass award created by accomplished Calgary artist, Mark Gibeau. Honens has commissioned GIbeau to create the trademark Honens Laureate Award since the Second Competition in 1996.