CALGARY March 3—Owing to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Honens has postponed its 2021 International Piano Competition to 2022. This year’s event was to have taken place from Oct. 14 to 22 in Calgary following quarterfinal rounds in New York and Berlin in June.
“This is less of a decision than it is the acceptance of an inevitability,” says Honens president and CEO Neil Edwards. “We have explored every option and determined that the current world situation makes it impossible for us to present a competition worthy of Honens’s high international standard and reputation.”
The 50 quarterfinalists, representing 18 countries, chosen to participate in the 2021 competition will remain in place for 2022, as will the juries and collaborating artists, where schedules and circumstances permit. Honens continues to work closely with its venue and artistic partners in Calgary, Berlin, and New York, and will release further information, including revised quarterfinal and competition dates, as soon as it becomes available.
For more information, visit https://www.honens.com