Project Description

1987

It takes vision, passion and determination to create something that is world class.
In 1991, near the end of her life, Esther Honens gave a gift to Calgary, all of Canada and pianists around the world when she made a $5 million endowment to create the Esther Honens International Piano Competition Foundation.
Esther’s generous endowment not only highlighted her love of music and piano, but also made Calgary a global hub for outstanding performance through the annual festival and the world-renowned triennial competition.