The embattled conductor is down to appear at an important piano competition. Not all the locals are happy.
Esther Honens International Piano Competition has announced that
Minczuk will conduct the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra of which he is
music director) in the competition’s finals. I have not heard anything
about a boycott, but I will certainly be discussing Minczuk’s actions
in Brazil with my students who are thinking about entering the
competition. I can’t imagine a piano competition in which all the
finalists boycott the finals, but that would certainly make a
Here’s a link to the Honens site.
Associate Professor of Music — Piano
Kathryn Ananda-Owens, Associate Professor of Music: Piano. B.A., Oberlin College (Phi Beta Kappa); B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Pi Kappa Lambda); M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory of Music…