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AYANA TSUJI TRIUMPHS AT THE CMIM 2016 VIOLIN EDITIONAYANA TSUJI TRIUMPHS AT THE CMIM 2016 VIOLIN EDITION

The curtain came down tonight on the 15th edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM). Right before the gala concert with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), CMIM officials publically announced the prizewinners of the 2016 violin edition at Maison symphonique to the audience in the hall and around the world, thanks to the live Webcast produced by the CMIM and streamed simultaneously on medici.tv. The First Prize of $30,000 went to 18-year old Japanese violinist Ayana Tsuji

CMIM 2016 VIOLIN FINALISTS REVEALEDCMIM 2016 VIOLIN FINALISTS REVEALED

The semifinals of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) came to a close tonight as the international jury selected six violinists from five countries. Each finalist will perform one of the great concertos of the repertoire at the Maison symphonique on May 30 and 31, with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) conducted by Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero.

TWELVE VIOLINISTS FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES  MOVE ON TO THE SEMIFINAL ROUNDTWELVE VIOLINISTS FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES MOVE ON TO THE SEMIFINAL ROUND

The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) announces the names of the 12 violinists from eight countries competing in the semifinals on May 27 and May 28 at Bourgie Hall of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Here is the detailed schedule:

CMIM 2016: Detailed Schedule of the Quarter-Final RoundCMIM 2016: Detailed Schedule of the Quarter-Final Round

Following a random draw earlier today, the Competition officials reveal the order of appearance and detailed schedule for the 23 violinists (down from 24 after a last-minute withdrawal from German candidate Albrecht Menzel) participating in the quarter-final round at Bourgie Hall.

CMIM celebrates Jean Papineau-CoutureCMIM celebrates Jean Papineau-Couture

The CMIM is pleased to announce the selection of the Sonata in G (first movement) by Montreal composer Jean Papineau-Couture (1916-2000) as the imposed Canadian work for Violin 2016.

CMIM volunteer receives the Governor General’s Caring Canadian AwardCMIM volunteer receives the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

Mr. Vania Atudorei, professor at Collège Gérald-Godin and CMIM volunteer, received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award

RECORD INCREASE IN APPLICATIONS FOR CMIM Violin 2016RECORD INCREASE IN APPLICATIONS FOR CMIM Violin 2016

Montréal, January 19, 2016 – Over 200 violinists have applied to take part in the next edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM), up 70% from last year’s edition (Voice 2015) and the previous Violin edition in 2013. A total of 206 applications were submitted by 125 women and 81 men, with an average age of 23 years.

Prizes Galore!Prizes Galore!

Candidates of the upcoming Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) have reason to rejoice! The CMIM is introducing three special prizes during the 2016 Violin edition, which brings the total prize money to $83,000!

Maestro Guerrero returns to the MIMC!Maestro Guerrero returns to the MIMC!

Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero, Music Director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency, returns to Montreal in 2016.

En route to the 2016 violin editionEn route to the 2016 violin edition

The repertoire and application rules for the 15th edition of the MIMC—the fifth dedicated to violin—are now available online.