Prizes and Rules

Prizes and Rules – Piano 2021

 

Prizes and AWARDS

The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) will give out a record amount of $235.000 and awards during its 19th piano edition.

Never could such a sum be offered without the exceptional contribution of generous partners who support our mission.

 

First Prize
Value of $180.000


Grand Cash Prize

$30.000
offered by Ville de Montréal

Joseph Rouleau Career Development Grant
$50.000
offered by Azrieli Foundation 

Solo recording on the Steinway & Sons record label and launch event at Steinway Hall in New York City
$75.000
offered by Steinway & Sons

Normand Beauchamp winner’s concert tour in three North-American cities
$15.000
offered by Sarah Beauchamp

Concerto performance with the CMIM’s official orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
$7.500
offered by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal 

Artist Residency at Canada’s Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
$2.500
offered by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

 

Pierre-Péladeau et Raymonde Chopin Second Prize
$15.000
offered by Quebecor

 

Third Prize
$10.000
offered by Stingray Classica

 

+ International solo recitals offered to one of the laureates chosen by Steinway & Sons
offered by Steinway & Sons

 

Special Awards

ICI Musique Audience Award
$5.000
offered by Ici Musique

André Bourbeau Award for the best Canadian artist
$5.000
offered by la Fondation Bourbeau

Bita Cattelan Philanthropic Engagement Award
$5.000 
offered by Bita Cattelan

The Bita Cattelan Philanthropic Engagement Award recognizes a competitor who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community through volunteerism, involvement, or support of a charitable cause. The competitor will donate 50% of the value of the prize to the cause or project of his choice.

André Bachand Award for the best performance of the compulsory Canadian work
$2.000 
offered by Claudette Hould

Festival Bach Montréal Award for the best performance of a work by J. S. Bach
$1.500 
offered by Festival Bach Montréal

5 Finalist Grants to unranked finalists
$15.000  (5 grants of $ 3,000)
offered by Janine Bombardier and Sadok Besrour, CGI, Cogeco and Colabor Group

 

The joy of victory – The three laureate of the 2017 Piano edition: Zoltán Fejérvári, Giuseppe Guarrera and Stefano Andreatta.

 

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Rules and Repertoire

 

1. Semifinal

In this round, selected pianists will each perform a 45-minute solo recital recorded in one take and presented online.

An international jury will evaluate the performances and select eight (8) pianists for the final round.

 

2. Final

In this round, finalists will perform an hour-long solo recital recorded in one take and presented online.

An international jury will evaluate the performances and select the laureates and award winners.

 

Note:

All pianists must perform the Piano 2021 compulsory Canadian work in the final round, and they must include a work by J. S. Bach of their choice in either their semifinal or final round programme.

 

Rules and conditions of participation of the CMIM – Download

Rules - Piano 2021