The triennial Honens International Piano Competition is happening right now in Calgary. It offers the richest prize in the world of international music competitions: one laureate will win $100,000 and a three-year career development plan.
Ten semifinalists from eight different countries are vying for the prize. Each of them performs a solo recital and a chamber music recital.
View the image gallery above for a behind-the-scenes look at an afternoon of the competition. You can watch all the semifinal performances on the Honens website.
The finals take place Oct. 25 and 26. Over the two evenings, five finalists will each perform a concerto with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. You can watch live on CBC Music and join the online conversation using the hashtag #honens2012.
Meet Honens hopeful, Avan Yu
Meet 10 pianists competing for $100,000 at Honens Competition
Watch Lang Lang's new Chopin video with dancer Marquese Scott
Music-loving dog, Maestro, sings along with Honens semifinalist
on Oct 19, 2012