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August 30 to September 8, 2018

“In the crowded world of piano competitions, no winner can ever be guaranteed a career. That’s why other competitions have so much to learn from the way Honens treats its winning artists. Perhaps there are too many piano competitions, but there are too few like Honens.”—Maclean’s

Honens discovers, nurtures and presents Complete Pianists—21st century artists for 21st century audiences.

The Honens Piano Competition takes place every three years and is considered one of the world’s most prestigious events of its kind.  Honens prepares its Laureates for the rigours and realities of professional careers in music and creates opportunities for growth and exposure.  The annual Honens Festival is one of Canada’s premier piano events.

In 1991, Calgary philanthropist Esther Honens created a legacy of musical excellence to be enjoyed for generations.  Her generosity, vision and love of music continue to touch the lives of Calgarians, Canadians and musicians and music-lovers around the world.  Honens Legacy Partners follow in Esther’s footsteps by securing Honens’ future.  They continue to realize Esther Honens’ vision by supporting wide reaching programming and enriching community outreach projects.


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