2018 Honens Festival & Competition
August 30 to September 8, 2018
On the heels of the resounding success of its 2015 Festival & Piano Competition, Honens returns with a four-day festival of piano that will make your ears smile!
The festival features pianists and a full day of activities and a free outdoor concert at Central Memorial Park.
Various locations. Price: $10 to $55, discounts for youth and seniors, free events.
Honens discovers, nurtures, and presents 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.
The festival features pianists and and events throughout the city, including a free outdoor concert at Central Memorial Park. Listen to one-of-a-kind collaborations or inspiring solos from the world’s top talent.
Stop by the Royal Canadian Legion No. 1 to catch competitors, musicians, and jurors jam into the wee hours at the after party.