Competition Stages

2018 Honens Piano Competition / Juries

The Honens juries include concert pianists and other individuals from the music world who play a meaningful role in a concert artist’s career.  These include artist managers, collaborative musicians, conductors and concert and festival presenters.  All jurors have extensive knowledge of the piano literature and represent and/or are aware of the qualities an artist must possess in order to build and sustain a career today. 

Applicant Screening Jury

The Applicant Screening Jury, made up of four members including a representative from Honens, evaluates candidate applications based on proposed Competition programming, experience relative to age, and reference letters. The jury selects 50 pianists to advance to the Quarterfinals: International Audition Round.

The Applicant Screening Jury includes:

Michael Kim
Canada / United States*

Noriko Ogawa
Japan / United Kingdom
Gilles Vonsattel
Switzerland-United States / United States

indicates nationality / country of residence

First Jury: Quarterfinals
The First Jury, made up of four members, meets at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for a week to evaluate 50 40-minute Quarterfinals recitals and interviews with an arts journalist that have been video-recorded in Berlin and New York. The Jury selects ten pianists to advance to the Semifinals in Calgary.

The First Jury is:

Catherine d'Argoubet
France / France*

Winston Choi
Canada / United States

indicates nationality / country of residence
Eduardo Monteiro
Brazil / Brazil

Pedja Muzijevic
United States / United States

Second Jury: Semifinals and Finals

The Second Jury, made up of seven members, evaluates ten Semifinalist pianists who each perform a 65-minute solo recital and a 65-minute collaborative recital. They choose three pianists to advance to the Finals for a performance with a quintet, a concerto with orchestra and a second interview with an arts journalist. The Second Jury ultimately chooses the Honens Prize Laureate.

The Second Jury is:

Inon Barnatan
Israel / United States

Ingrid Fliter 
Argentina-Italy / Italy

Annette Josef            
Germany / Germany

Wu Han                    
Taiwan-United States / United States

indicates nationality / country of residence
André Laplante
Canada / Canada

Asadour Santourian          
United States / United States

Minsoo Sohn       
South Korea / South Korea

    • 31 October 2017
    • 2018 Honens Piano Competition Application Deadline
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    • March 2018
    • 2018 Honens Piano Competition Quarterfinals
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    • 30 August to 8 September 2018
    • 2018 Honens Piano Competition Semifinals & Finals
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