Application submissions are accepted from 1 February to 30 October 2020. Applicants are evaluated on their proposed Competition programming, experience relative to age, and confidential reference letters.
Each Quarterfinalist performs a 40-minute solo recital and 10-minute interview with an arts journalist in either New York or Berlin in March 2021. Quarterfinal recitals are not open to the public.
Each Semifinalist performs in two separate rounds.
A 65-minute solo recital which must include a newly commissioned work by Canadian pianist and composer Stewart Goodyear.
A 60-minute solo / collaborative recital which must include one of Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas, one piece from Fritz Kreisler’s Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen, and solo repertoire to complete the program.
Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major Op. 12, No. 1
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major Op. 12, No. 2
Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat Major Op. 12, No. 3
Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor Op. 23
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major Op. 24 “Spring”
Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Major Op. 30, No. 1
Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor Op. 30, No. 2
Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major Op. 30, No. 3
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major Op. 47 “Kreutzer”
Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major Op. 96
Kreisler (fr. Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen)
Each Finalist performs in two separate rounds and undertakes a 30-minute interview with an arts journalist.
A chamber music recital which must include a Mozart concerto (from a prescribed list) with a string quintet, and a set of Schubert lieder (from a prescribed list) with a soprano.
Piano Concerto No. 11 in F Major KV 413
Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major KV 414
Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major KV 415
Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat Major KV 449
Die Forelle D. 550 (D-flat Major)
Du Bist die Ruh D. 776 (E-flat Major)
Der Erlkönig D. 328 (G minor)
Gretchen am Spinnrade D. 118 (D minor)
Nacht und Träume D. 827 (B Major)
Die junge Nonne D. 828 (F minor)
Any concerto composed after 1791 with full orchestra.
Honens Prize Laureate
Finalists: Raeburn Prizes
$10,000 CAD each
$2,500 CAD each
Best Performance of Commissioned Work
Best Performance of a Beethoven Violin Sonata
Artist Development Program
Aside from the cash portion of the award, Honens offers its Prize Laureate one of the most comprehensive artistic and career development programs in the world which includes worldwide representation; debut recitals in career-building markets which may include Berlin, London, New York, and Toronto; residencies and special projects; coaching and mentorship opportunities; and the production, release, and worldwide distribution of professional recordings.