Ten pianists have been chosen to advance to the Semifinals of Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition. The pianists (aged 21 to 31) come from seven countries: Austria, Hungary, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine, and the United States. Only one pianist will be named the 2022 Honens Prize Laureate and win one of the world’s largest awards of its kind – $100,000 (CAD) and a comprehensive, three-year artistic and career development program. The Semifinals and Finals of the Honens International Piano Competition take place in Calgary from October 20 to 28, 2022.

The ten Semifinalists are: Ádám Balogh (Hungary), Rachel Breen (United States), Lukasz Byrdy (Poland), Sae Yoon Chon (South Korea), Dmytro Choni (Ukraine), George Fu (United States), Simon Karakulidi (Russia), Aleksandra Kasman (United States), Illia Ovcharenko (Ukraine), and Philipp Scheucher (Austria).

Dmytro Choni
(c) Remy Franck


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