Date: August 30 to September 7, 2018
With an aim to create a stage for the world’s most promising pianists, the triennial competition was launched in 1991 by philanthropist Esther Honens in Calgary, Alberta. Since then, it has become a leader in discovering and launching the careers of young, talented concert pianists. Participants will perform repertoire with diverse styles and periods, including pivotal works from the piano literature, contemporary music and art songs. The finalists will have a chance to cooperate with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and its Music Director, Roberto Minczuk. Both their performance and ability to communicate in the interview conducted prior to the final round will be evaluated by a professional jury panel, comprising experienced pianists, concert and festival presenters, record executives and artists managers.
- China International Music Competition First launched in 2019 by the Global Music Education League and China Conservatory of Music, the annual competition focuses on different disciplines each year.
- Hong Kong International Operatic Singing Competition Presented and organized by Musica Viva, the competition is the first major vocal event in Hong Kong.
- International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments In celebration of the anniversary of Poland’s independence, the Fryderyk Chopin Institute launched the first international competition in 2018.
- The Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition First established in 2013, the competition aims to promote highly gifted young musicians.