RECORD-BREAKING NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR CMIM: Over 300 pianists apply to compete in Montreal in 2017 [PDF]
Montréal, January 17, 2017 – Over 300 pianists have applied to take part in the next edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM), resulting in the highest number of applicants in the history of the Competition. Up 120% from the previous piano edition in 2014, CMIM 2017 received a total of 304 applications from 99 women and 205 men, with an average age of 25 years.
Toronto, November 10, 2016 – The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) announces at the IAMA Toronto 2016 conference (International Artists’ Managers Association) its new positioning for future voice editions. Starting in 2018, the vocal competition will feature two divisions: Aria and Art Song. Eligible candidates will be able to compete in either or both divisions. The same amount of prizes, grants, and awards will be assigned to both divisions, resulting in a record amount of more than a quarter million Canadian dollars to be awarded to prizewinners.
Montréal, September 28, 2016 – The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) announces the names of its international jury and guest conductor for its piano edition next May 2 to 12.
Montréal, September 14, 2016 – The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) is pleased to announce the addition of the Joseph-Rouleau Career Development Grant worth $50,000 to its roster of prizes for the next three editions: piano 2017, voice 2018, and violin 2019. Funded by the Azrieli Foundation and managed by the CMIM, this grant will be awarded to the First Prize winner, who will also receive $30,000 in cash from the Ville de Montréal, bringing the total value of the First Prize to $80,000.
Montréal, Thursday, June 2, 2016 – 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.
Montréal, Saturday, May 28, 2016 – 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. Here is the detailed schedule:
Montréal, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 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:
Montréal, Sunday, May 22, 2016 – 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.
24 of the world’s most promising violinists competing in Montreal from May 22 to June 2
Montréal, May 18, 2016 – The 15th edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) kicks off next Monday, May 23, as 24 young violinists from 12 countries take the stage in a major competition. The order of appearance will be determined by random draw and announced on Sunday, May 22.
Montreal, March 8, 2016 – 24 violinists, 16 women and 8 men from 13 countries with an average age of 23, have been selected to participate in the 15th Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM). The highest number of candidates are from the Unites States (7) and South Korea (6), followed by Japan (3) and France (2).