Georgian wins $100,000 Honens

September 11, 2018 by norman lebrecht


The Georgian pianist Nicolas Namoradze has won the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition.

Namoradze, 26, takes away C$100,000 and an Artist Development Program valued at a half-million dollars.




Comments (5)

  1. Luigi Nonono says:

    Lovely. Georgia is so full of talent. I suspect it is their primary export.

  2. La Verita says:

    He is Georgian, but primarily raised and trained in Budapest.

  3. Jim says:

    Nice to see someone win without having played a Prokofiev concerto.

    1. stefan verbeek says:

      hahahaha…that’s funny!

  4. Actinide Element says:

    Judging by the number of “International Piano Competitions” listed on the Alink-Argerich web site alone this year to date, this one will be about number 182.

    “Dime-a-dozen” is probably an understated description of the hundreds of “laureates” generarted by these entirely superfluous events.

    One cannot rescue an institution that has become anachronistic by throwing money at it.

    Or is it intended to rank the “prizewinners” amongst competitions by means of their earnings? Good luck Leeds.

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