“So many piano competitions, so little time. Canada’s Honens Competition, however, may be on to something.” – The New Yorker
Honens discovers, nurtures and presents Complete Artists—21st century pianists for 21st century audiences.
2018 Honens Festival & Piano Competition
30 August to 8 September 2018
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.
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 Legacy Partners follow in Esther Honens’ footsteps by securing Honens’ future. They support achievements in realizing Esther Honens’ vision, including wide reaching programming through the annual Festival and enriching community outreach projects.