Honens Piano Podcast

Honens Piano Podcast

The Honens Piano Podcast aims to spark and enhance your appreciation and understanding of all things piano through outstanding performances by Honens Laureates (winners) combined with educational and thought provoking conversation about the music. Whether you are a classical music novice or connoisseur—this podcast is for you!... Show More

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February 25, 2021 10 min

For the final week of a month dedicated to 2018 Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze, enjoy this excerpt of him performing a trio of works, all recorded live during his Semifinals Solo Round at the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition.

First, you'll hear the final movement of J.S. Bach's Partita No. 6 in E minor BWV 830; then the first movement of R. Schumann's Humoreske in B-flat Major Op. 20; and finally God...

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Welcome back to Honens @ Home.

This week we are pleased to feature four of 2018 Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze's own compositions. First, enjoy Moon, Refracted, Nicolas' own arrangement of Rentarō Taki's famous Japanese song, Kojo no Tsuki (The Moon Over the Ruined Castle). Then, you'll hear Nicolas' first three Etudes—Major Scales, Mostly Triads, and Moving Mirrors—performed live at the 2018 Honens...

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We mentioned last week that 2018 Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze is enjoying a flurry of recent success, especially with regard to his new Hyperion album, Fragments from Hans Andersen & Studies by York Bowen. As you'll hear from Artistic Director Jon Kimura Parker, among other accolades, the album was selected as the prestigious Gramophone Editor's Choice in January!

In this excerpt, enjoy Nicolas' performanc...

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For the month of February, we are dedicating Honens @ Home to 2018 Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze! As you'll hear from Artistic Director Jon Kimura Parker, despite the challenging times, Nicolas has had a flurry of recent success that we are excited to share with you. 

In today's excerpt, enjoy the third movement of Beethoven's Quintet for piano and winds in E-flat Major Op. 16 with the Azahar Ensemble, reco...

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At the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition, Semifinalist Tzu-Yin Huang performed Intermezzo interrotto, György Sándor's solo piano arrangement of the fourth movement of Béla Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra. 

Concerto for Orchestra is one of Bartók's best known, most popular, and most accessible works. In 1943, Bartók was in and out of the hospital, thinking his career in music was over, when the Boston Symphony c...

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In this episode, 2018 Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze performs J.S. Bach's Partita No. 6 in E minor BWV 830 live at the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition.

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This week, we're pleased to feature Honens Finalist Henry Kramer performing a trio of works from his Semifinals Solo Recital live at the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition.  Enjoy M. Ravel's Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit, F. Chopin's Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 “Raindrop”, and G.Ligeti's Musica Ricercata.

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Happy New Year!

Today, let us be nourished by a performance of Gabriel Fauré's Préludes Op. 103 by 2015 Honens Semifinalist Scott Cuellar.

As you'll hear from Jon Kimura Parker, Honens Artistic Director, these are somewhat unfamiliar works. Composed by Fauré at about the same time as he was starting to lose his hearing, the preludes are known for classical restraint and understatement, and express deep, mingled emotions wit...

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This week, we are pleased to share a special Holiday Edition Honens @ Home with Jon Kimura Parker. This is the last edition of Honens @ Home for the year. After a brief pause (or, intermission, if you will) we'll be back with more music in January.

On behalf of all of us at Honens, we wish you and yours a very happy holiday season filled with love, laughter, music ... and virtual gatherings.

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In the first episode of Open Lid, 2003 Honens Laureate Winston Choi discusses American composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes' Roman Sketches with Catherine McClelland,  Honens Director, Artistic Planning.

Catch up with Winston on YouTube: youtube.com/WinstonChoi

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In this episode, enjoy the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major Op. 53 “Waldstein” performed by 2006 Honens Laureate Hinrich Alpers.

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Today, enjoy a performance from 2018 Honens Semifinalist Tzu-Yin Huang of J.S. Bach's Partita No. 3 in A minor BWV 827 live at the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition.

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In this episode, we're happy to share 2015 Honens Finalist Artem Yasynkyy performing Gérard Pesson's La Lumière n’a pas de bras pour nous porter and Josef Hofmann's Mazurka in A minor Op. 16 No. 1 live at the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition.

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November 19, 2020 19 min

This week, we are pleased to showcase 2018 Honens Finalist Han Chen performing Franz Liszt's Réminiscences de Don Juan S. 418, a 19th century mashup of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni, live at the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition.

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November 18, 2020 41 min

In this episode of Open Lid, CBC Music Radio Host Katherine Duncan hosts a conversation between 2018 Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze and RBC Olympic Gymnast Jackson Payne on the art of competing. 

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In this episode of Honens @ Home, we're pleased to share 2018 Honens Finalist and winner of the 2018 Audience Award, Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner performing Claude Debussy's Violin Sonata in G minor live at the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition with Canadian violinist Jonathan Crow.

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Today, we're pleased to feature 2012 Honens Prize Laureate Pavel Kolesnikov performing Felix Mendelssohn's Molto allegro e vivace from Sonata for cello and piano No. 2 in D Major Op. 58 live at the 2012 Honens International Piano Competition with cellist Johannes Moser.

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In this episode of Honens @ Home, we're pleased to feature 2015 Honens Prize Laureate Luca Buratto performing R. Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze Op. 6 No. 14 Zart und singen live at the 2015 Honens International Piano Competition.

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This week on Honens @ Home, 2018 Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze performs R. Taki arr. N. Namoradze's Moon Refracted in Toyko, Japan.

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Today, we're pleased to feature 2018 Honens Semifinalist Megan-Geoffrey Prins performing Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph's Catch me if you can live at the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition.

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