“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 Honens International Piano Competition takes place every three years and is considered one of the world’s most prestigious events of its kind.
The Applicant Screening Jury selects fifty pianists from the complete field of applicants to advance to the Quarterfinals. Ten pianists will advance from Quarterfinals in Frankfurt 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 artistic and career development program.
Stay tuned for dates and details for the eleventh edition of the Honens Competition in 2025!