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THE WINNERS OF THE 2018 VOICE EDITION:THE WINNERS OF THE 2018 VOICE EDITION: [PDF]

Montreal, Thursday, June 7, 2018 – Earlier this evening, it was full house at Maison symphonique as the audience and international jury of the 2018 Voice edition witnessed the Aria Grand Finale of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM). After this final round sponsored by Power Corporation of Canada, the jury members gathered to deliberate and determine the winners of Voice 2018’s Art Song and Aria divisions.

CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL |  VOICE 2018: THE SEMIFINALSCONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL | VOICE 2018: THE SEMIFINALS [PDF]

20 singers from 12 nations advance to the Art Song and Aria semifinals 

Montreal, Friday, June 1st, 2018 – Between May 29 and 31, 38 singers from 20 nations participated in the First round of the Art Song and Aria divisions. The jury selected 8 semifinalists in the Art Song division and 12 semifinalists in the Aria division, representing together some 12 nations. The Art Song semifinal starts today June 1st at Bourgie Hall. Here are the Art Song semifinalists by order of appearance:

CONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL VOICE 2018 EDITION  STARTS TOMORROWCONCOURS MUSICAL INTERNATIONAL DE MONTRÉAL VOICE 2018 EDITION STARTS TOMORROW [PDF]

10 days with 38 of the world’s finest young classical singers!

Montreal, Monday, May 28, 2018 – This year, the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) will be premiering the new format of its Voice editions, now consisting of two divisions: Aria (voice and orchestra) and Art Song (voice and piano). From May 29 to June 7, 2018, the CMIM will host 38 singers from 21 nations who will vie for prizes, grants, and awards valued at a record amount of $270,000 CAD and attributed by a jury of eminent specialists presided by the renowned Zarin Mehta.

 

ZARIN MEHTA SUCCEEDS ANDRÉ BOURBEAU AS CMIM JURY PRESIDENTZARIN MEHTA SUCCEEDS ANDRÉ BOURBEAU AS CMIM JURY PRESIDENT [PDF]

Montréal, Thursday, April 26, 2018 – The CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) announces that Zarin Mehta succeeds the late André Bourbeau as president of its jury for the upcoming Voice edition taking place from May 29 to June 7, 2018.

MUSIC PATRON ANDRÉ BOURBEAU DIES AT 81MUSIC PATRON ANDRÉ BOURBEAU DIES AT 81 [PDF]

Quebec philanthropist devoted his life to music and advancing young musicians’ careers

Montréal, Monday, March 26, 2018 – André Bourbeau, president and co-founder of the CMIM (Concours musical international the Montréal), passed away peacefully Sunday morning. André Bourbeau was president of the CMIM, its foundation and its international jury since 2002.  

 

38 CLASSICAL SINGERS FROM 22 NATIONS TO COMPETE IN MONTRÉAL38 CLASSICAL SINGERS FROM 22 NATIONS TO COMPETE IN MONTRÉAL [PDF]

Canada leads the selection with eight singers

Montréal, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 38 promising young singers—20 women and 18 men between the ages of 24 and 35, from a record 22 nations—have been selected to participate in the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) next May 29 to June 7. Canada leads the selection with eight singers, followed by South Korea with six singers.

 

CMIM SETS ALL-TIME RECORD IN NUMBER OF APPLICATIONSCMIM SETS ALL-TIME RECORD IN NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS [PDF]

Montréal, December 19, 2017 – This past December 15, the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) received applications from 358 singers, resulting in the highest number of applicants in the history of the Competition. Up 190% from the previous voice edition in 2015, CMIM Voice 2018 received a total of 469 applications, 303 in the Aria division and 166 in the Art Song division, from 163 sopranos, 42 mezzo-sopranos, 60 tenors, 62 baritones, 13 bass-baritones, 11 basses and 7 countertenors.

ALAIN LEFÈVRE: HONORARY PATRON OF THE CMIMALAIN LEFÈVRE: HONORARY PATRON OF THE CMIM [PDF]

Montréal, Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – The CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) is extremely pleased to announce that pianist and composer Alain Lefèvre will act as honorary patron of its annual event. Attracting some of the world’s most promising young singers, pianists and violinists, the CMIM’s next edition will be held from May 27 to June 7 and is dedicated to Voice. 

15 ans déjà CMIM Gala Concert a Great Success15 ans déjà CMIM Gala Concert a Great Success [PDF]

Montreal, Friday, May 12, 2017 – The First Prize winner of the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) 2017 piano edition, Hungarian Zoltán Fejévári, and three past First Prize winners of the CMIM—soprano Measha Brueggergosman (2002), pianist Serhiy Salov (2004) and violinist Benjamin Beilman (2010)—performed for a full house at the Maison symphonique. They were accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) led by conductor Claus Peter Flor. The gala highlighted the competition’s 15th anniversary and Montreal’s 375th. For this occasion, several key Montréal figures were in attendance, including CMIM spokesperson Robert Charlebois, actress Anne Dorval, and musician and host Grégory Charles.

CMIM 2017 PIANO: Hungarian Zoltán Fejérvári wins first prizeCMIM 2017 PIANO: Hungarian Zoltán Fejérvári wins first prize [PDF]

Montréal, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – Following ten days of intense high-level competition, the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) culminated this evening with the announcement of the top three prizewinners of its 2017 piano edition. The First Prize winner will perform at the gala on May 12 with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) led by guest conductor Claus Peter Flor. The gala will also highlight CMIM’s 15th and Montreal’s 375th anniversaries by featuring performances with three former First Prize winners: soprano Measha Brueggergosman (2002), pianist Serhiy Salov (2004) and violinist Benjamin Beilman (2010). Key Montreal figures will be in attendance including the Mayor of Montréal Denis Coderre and CMIM spokesperson Robert Charlebois. It promises to be an exceptional evening!