“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
The 2021 Honens International Piano Competition takes place 14 to 22 October 2021. 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 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.
Closed (extended to 8 November 2020)
Mid- to late- June 2021
Semifinals and Finals
14 to 22 October 2021
National lockdowns, imposed quarantine periods, and increased travel restrictions have made it impossible for most arts organizations to proceed with their programs and events in the timelines that were originally planned.
For these reasons, and to ensure the continued good health and safety of all involved, Honens has made the difficult decision to postpone its 2021 Quarterfinals. These recitals, which were scheduled to take place in Berlin and New York in March, will now take place in mid- to late- June. As plans are still being developed, more specific information will be shared as soon as it is available.
Semifinal and Final rounds are scheduled to take place in Calgary in October 2021.