Honens takes the health and safety of its artists, staff, volunteers, donors, and audience members very seriously and has developed a comprehensive Pandemic Response Plan (including the appointment of a Pandemic Response Committee) to address the current global situation and its impact on the organization. Honens continues to monitor the Alberta Health Services, Health Canada, and World Health Organization websites to stay on top of critical updates and the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.
Honens expects to move forward with the 2021 Honens International Piano Competition as planned, as long as we can do so safely and at the highest possible artistic standard. The health and safety of those involved in the Competition remains our top priority, and as such, we are considering various scenarios given the evolving pandemic.
All complete applications received are secure and will be considered.
In response to Alberta’s public health order prohibiting public events until the end of August, Honens has decided not to move forward with its 2020 Festival, which was scheduled to take place from 10 to 13 September.
“Though this is disappointing,” said Neil Edwards, Honens’ President & CEO, “Honens remains committed to the well-being and safety of its guest artists, staff, volunteers, and audience members. For now, we will continue working towards the 2021 Competition as we, once again, welcome the world to Calgary.”
The 2021 Honens International Piano Competition takes place from 14 to 22 October 2021.
As per Alberta Health recommendations, the Honens office is closed until further notice. During this closure, normal operations will continue without interruption with members of the Honens Team working remotely.
Email addresses and mobile phone numbers for all Staff can be found here.
Questions? Please feel free to contact us!