Since 2002, the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) has allowed the world’s finest young singers, violinists, and pianists to be heard and to take off as high-level professional musicians. It is an honour to host them in Montreal, and it is with great pride that we share in the discovery of their talent with an ever-growing audience. Indeed, the CMIM welcomes about 6,000 spectators each year, and reaches even more listeners via radio and webcasts.
We also make every effort to ensure that springtime in Montreal brings a genuine ten-day celebration of music. To do so, various free activities are organized to increase awareness of classical music: violin lessons on the street, a grand piano and piano teacher available to passers-by at Place des Arts, exhibition of contemporary violin and bow makers, master classes, free concerts that combine various genres… there’s something new every year!
The CMIM is therefore both an invitation for young musicians to experience an incomparable adventure in Montreal—while benefiting from the many opportunities this ideal gateway to North America has to offer—, and ten days of recitals and activities open to spectators, who we hope will come out in great numbers to experience these many new musical discoveries.