An Interview With 2011 Honens ProAm Champion David Dixon

While I wrote for Suite101, I interviewed with David Dixon, winner of the 2011 Honens Piano Competition for Amateurs. Dixon discussed playing the piano, life lessons gained from music, jazz music, creative outlets and the Honens ProAm.

Honens MSL Concert features Jazz

This week, Honens and TD Waterhouse are pleased to present Gould Goes Downtown. The Music as a Second Language learning-performance series celebrates the 75th birthday of legendary Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. In the second concert of this three-part series, Amanda Putz, host of CBC Radio’s Fuse, joins five of Canada’s best jazz and indie musicians for performance inspired by Gould’s fascination with Petula Clark. Featured musicians: Kellylee Evans, Emm Gryner, Danny Miche and Chad VanGaalen. Info: Gould goes 'Downtown' The music of Petula Clark Thursday 25 October at 7:30 pm The GRAND (608 1 Street SW)

Tickets $30 atthegrand.ca (403) 205-2922

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Fifth Honens International Piano Competition Begins in October

This is a special year for pianists and piano music lovers. It marks the Fifth Honens International Piano Competition. Held every three years, young pianists from around the world audition to qualify to compete What sets Honens apart from other competitions is the professional development assistance provided to the Honens Laureates. Honens presents over 50 concert, education and outreach events in Calgary and across Canada annually. This year's competition and musical celebration runs from October 19 - November 3. To find out more about the competition, the celebration concerts and student master classes, please visit the Honens website.

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