Illia Ovcharenko
(c) Ewan Nicholson

Ukrainian pianist Illia Ovcharenko (age 21) has been named Prize Laureate of the 2022 Honens International Piano Competition. He wins one of the world’s largest prizes for piano $100,000 (CAD) and an Artist Development Program valued at a half-million dollars.

Finalists Rachel Breen (United States/age 26) and Sasha Kasman Laude (United States / age 27) each received Finalist Prizes of $10,000 (CAD). Additional prizes are awarded to Ádám Balogh for the Best Performance of a Commissioned Work ($2500 CAD), and Angie Zhang for the Best Performance of a Beethoven Violin Sonata ($2500 CAD) and the Audience Choice Award ($2500 CAD).

The Competition jury for this 10th edition of Honens included Michel Béroff (France), Earl Blackburn (United States), Katherine Chi (Canada / United States), Imogen Cooper (United Kingdom), Stewart Goodyear (Canada), Ick-Choo Moon (Korea), and Orli Shaham (Israel / United States).

Archived video recordings of the entire 2022 Honens International Piano Competition can be viewed at

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