No artistic event with the scope of the Montreal International Musical
Competition can be established, or hope to survive, without the support of major partners
in the artistic, political, media and financial communities. The MIMC has been able to rally
the support of some exceptional partners: Hydro Québec, the Government of
Québec, Radio-Canada and Espace musique (Radio-Canada's french music radio
network) and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Thanks in large part to their contributions, the Competition will be able to offer young artists
from around the world a new stage on which to display and gain recognition for their talent.
Hydro-Québec plays an important role in Québec society. In addition to providing an important economic
stimulus in all regions of Québec, it also sponsors many leading events, especially in the cultural arena.
Like Hydro-Québec, the Montreal International Musical Competition recognizes excellence.
By forming an association with an event of this calibre, Hydro-Québec hopes to contribute to the development and influence of Québec culture, both within and outside Québec.
Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec is pleased
to support the Montreal International Musical
Competition. This internationally renowned event is an
outstanding professional springboard for young artists
from around the world. It also showcases upcoming
talents in the realms of voice, piano and violin and
introduces them to new audiences.
The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec is a government corporation. Since 1994,
it has supported throughout Qu?ec creation, experimentation and production in the performing
arts, the visual arts, the media arts, architectural research, the arts and crafts, and literature
and fostered the broadening of their influence in Québec, Canada and abroad.
The Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine, is supporting the Montreal International Musical
Competition through the Fonds de développement de la
métropole. The fund promotes the economic, cultural and
social development of the Greater Montréal area. It
participates in developmental projects that foster the
broadening of Montréal’s influence at home and abroad.
The Montreal International Musical Competition is
enhancing the city’s reputation and confirming its
position on the international scene as an important
cultural hub. The Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine et
des Régions is proud to be a partner of this prestigious
Espace musique, Radio-Canada’s music
radio network, offers its listeners a unique programming
lineup dedicated to musical diversity. Via its
involvement in the arts community, public radio is
considered one of the country’s key cultural drivers.
Espace musique also provides the MIMC with an
exceptional platform to reach millions of potential
listeners worldwide, thanks to its partnership with the
European Broadcasting Union.
Our music radio service is also available through Radio-
Canada.ca, where listeners can access special features,
blogs and interviews, as well as exclusive MIMC 2012
Since its founding in 1934, the
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal has distinguished
itself as a leader in the orchestral life of Québec and
Canada and as a cultural ambassador of the highest order.
Under Maestro Kent Nagano, music director since 2006,
the Orchestra has distinguished itself with the
presentation of programming that is both innovative and
a source of common bond. The excellence of the OSM has
been demonstrated in the course of over 40 national and
international tours and in the realization of more than
100 recordings which have earned it a total of 49 awards.
On September 7, 2011, the OSM inaugurated its new home,
the Maison symphonique de Montréal. The realization of
this concert hall was made possible thanks to the
Government of Quebec.
For nearly 30 years now, the
Jeunesses Musicales of Canada Foundation (JMCF) has been
dedicated to supporting classical music and new talent.
The Foundation’s members and team are also joining their
efforts to support Jeunesses Musicales of Canada (JMC),
a non-profit organization dedicated to the presentation
of classical music—especially to youth—and to the career
development of young artists both nationally and
internationally. The MIMC was founded at the initiative
of the JMC in 2002.