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Honens Piano Competition 2009


Here are some photos I took of 25 year old Natacha Kudritskaya (from the Ukraine) and contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux at semifinals of the Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary:

Speaker at Honens Pre-Concert Presentation
Honens Competition Sign
Rosza Center Stage
Natacha Kudritskaya
Natacha Kudritskaya & Marie Nicole Lemieux
Natacha Kudritskaya & Marie Nicole Lemieux

You have to be super quiet during the performances, so I wasn’t able to take any photos while the actual playing took place since the camera shutter is too loud and would have been too much of a distraction… Ah well.


Honens International Piano Competition is one of the worldʼs most prestigious events of its kind and Canadaʼs leading presenter of music for piano. It has a unique voice in the world of music competitions by identifying and nurturing “Complete Artists” – musicians for the 21st century, with audiences for the 21st century in mind. The Honens Competition takes place every three years in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

If you check out the Honens website, you can listen to audio from all the performances, including Natacha’s performance from tonight!