“After spending a few years on hiatus from competitions to figure out what kind of artistic profile and career I wished to have, I decided the first competition I would attend was Honens. It was so different from any other competition I had come across. With its unique program, ethos of the Complete Artist, and unparalleled support for the Prize Laureate, I felt this was an opportunity I could not miss. Winning was, of course, a dream come true.”
—Nicolas Namoradze, 2018 Honens Prize Laureate
The Honens International Piano Competition awards one of the largest competition prizes in classical music—$100,000 CAD and a comprehensive, three-year Artist Development Program. The program includes debut recitals in career-building markets (i.e. Berlin, London, New York, Toronto, etc.); residencies and special projects; coaching and mentorship opportunities; and the production, release, and distribution of professional recordings.