Note: Our live video stream and live chat are now closed. CBC Music congratulates 23-year-old Pavel Kolesnikov from Russia who was named 2012 Honens Prize laureate.

Welcome to CBC Music's live video stream of the 2012 Honens International Piano Competition finals, coming to you from Jack Singer Concert Hall at Calgary's Epcor Centre.

Over two evenings, Oct. 25 and 26, five pianists will each perform a concerto with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Roberto Minczuk. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. MT (10:30 p.m. AT, 9:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. CT and 6:30 p.m. PT).

At stake is the $100,000 Enbridge cash prize and a comprehensive artistic and career development program, valued at $500,000, the largest award in the world of international music competitions.

The finalists are:

Lorenzo Cossi, 30, Italy.

Pavel Kolesnikov, 23, Russia.

Maria Mazo, 30, Russia.

Jong-Hai Park, 22, South Korea.

Eric Zuber, 27, United States.

Follow the live video stream below, and join our live chat. We encourage you to comment on the performances, or join the conversation online using the hashtag #honens2012.




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posted by Robert Rowat on Oct 25, 2012