Due to the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Honens has postponed its 2021 International Piano Competition to 2022.
“This is less of a decision than it is the acceptance of an inevitability,” says President & CEO Neil Edwards. “We have explored every option and determined that the current world situation makes it impossible for us to present a Competition worthy of Honens’ high international standard and reputation.”
The 50 Quarterfinalists chosen to participate in the 2021 Competition will remain in place for 2022, including those who have turned 31. Juries and Collaborating Artists will also remain in place, where schedules and circumstance permit.
Honens continues to work closely with its venue and artistic partners in Calgary, Berlin, and New York, and will release further information, including revised Quarterfinal and Competition dates, as soon as it becomes available.
About the Honens International Piano Competition
“The Honens International Piano Competition, based in Canada, prides itself on awarding accomplished pianists who are complete musicians. This may seem a lofty claim, but the Honens has a long list of thoughtful awardees to back it up.”—The New York Times
In the tenth edition of the Honens International Piano Competition, ten pianists will advance from Quarterfinals in Berlin and New York to come to Calgary to compete in the Semifinals. Three pianists will advance to the Finals to compete for one of the world’s largest and most respected prizes in classical piano—$100,000 CAD and a comprehensive, three-year Artist Development Program.