The Honens International Piano Competition has announced the 2022 edition schedule, which was postponed from 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 50 Quarterfinalists chosen to participate in the Competition remain in place for 2022, as will the juries and collaborating artists, where possible. Quarterfinalists hail from 18 different countries.
The Quarterfinals take place in Frankfurt (March 14 to 17) and New York (March 24 to 26). In this round, each of the 50 selected pianists performs a 40-minute self-programmed solo recital and completes an interview with an arts journalist. All performances are recorded on video for review by the First Jury, comprised of both pianists and arts professionals. Ten pianists will then be chosen to advance to the Semifinals in Calgary. Semifinalists will be announced in spring 2022. The Competition culminates with the Semifinals and Finals in Calgary, Canada from October 22 to 28, 2022 with collaborative musicians: violinist Martin Beaver, Viano String Quartet, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Additional guest artists will be announced forthcoming.
In addition to feedback meetings which are required for all Semifinalists and Finalists to discuss questions of their technique, musicianship, and artistry with members of the Second Jury, Honens chooses an internationally respected, actively touring pianist to serve as its Mentor-in-Residence. Each Semifinalist who does not advance to the Finals will meet with the Mentor-in-Residence for a one-hour meeting on the days following the Semifinals. The Mentor-in-Residence also attends the Finals after which he meets with the two Finalists and the Honens Prize Laureate.
The 2022 Mentor-in-Residence is Jeremy Denk. Learn more at https://www.honens.com/competition/2022-competition.