Following a preliminary step, the Competition
consists of three rounds: quarter final, semi-final, and final.
Candidates must present a different programme for each of the
rounds. However, in the quarter final, semi-final, or final
rounds, candidates may repeat a work already performed as part
of the programme in the preliminary step.
Three selection committees, appointed by
Competition officials, choose the quarter finalists after
conducting a blind audition of recordings and reviewing
applications submitted by the candidates.
Quarter final round
An international jury will listen to
candidates chosen as quarter finalists and select those who are
to proceed to the semi-final round. Quarter finalists will
perform their recital with piano at the Bourgie Concert Hall in
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
An international jury will listen to the
candidates chosen as semi-finalists and select those who are to
proceed to the final round. Semi-finalists will perform their
recital with piano at the Bourgie Concert Hall in Montreal
Museum of Fine Arts.
In the final round, open to the general
public, the jury will listen to finalists who will be
accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, at the
maison symphonique de Montréal. Following the final round, the
president of the jury will announce the names of the winners of
the Montreal International Musical Competition.
The three prize-winners, accompanied by the
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, will perform in a gala
concert at the Maison symphonique de Montreal. This prestigious
event will bring the MIMC to a close.