The North West Piano Ensemble Society has been established in 2006 to provide pianists of talent, both young and up to age 30, with specialized opportunity to perfect their ensemble playing and to compete on an international level, with internationally acclaimed judges.

There is a growing interest among pianists, teachers and their students in the field of piano ensembles, ranging from piano duets, piano duos, piano quartets (four players at two pianos), up to eight pianos with as many as sixteen performers playing at the same time.  New professional teams and their recordings are emerging in ever-growing frequency.  The North West Piano Ensemble Society has embraced this trend and created Canada’s first major international piano ensemble competition, the North West International Piano Ensemble Competition for Piano Duet and Piano Duo.  This is a world-wide competition and draws from advanced piano students in every continent.  The society is engaged to continue this competition as a means of providing serious piano students a new and exciting opportunity to develop and demonstrate their art.