From May 2 to 12, 2017
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From May 2 to 12, 2017
The prizes awarded to the winners and finalists are given during an official ceremony preceding the Gala concert.
First Prize: $30,000 + Joseph Rouleau Career Development Grant: $50,000
Second Prize: $15,000
Third Prize: $10,000
Award for the Best Canadian Artist
Offered by the Bourbeau Foundation
Radio-Canada People’s Choice Award
André-Bachand Award for the Best Performance of a Compulsory Canadian Work in the semifinals
Offered by Jean-Claude and Raymond Bachand
Award for the best semifinal recital
Offered by the Montreal Bach Festival
For the 3 unranked finalists
Over the course of the next few seasons, musical organisations will offer an engagement to a laureate or finalist of their choice (preliminary list):
Centre d’arts Orford
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Festival de Lanaudière
Festival de musique de chambre de Montréal
Festival de musique de Lachine
Jeunesses Musicales Canada
McGill Chamber Orchestra
Musée du Louvre
Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal
Orchestre symphonique de Laval
Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Orchestre symphonique de Québec
Regina Symphony Orchestra
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
Vancouver Symphony orchestra
West Coast Recital Society
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) is the CMIM's official orchestra. It accompanies the competitors during the final round and the winners during the Gala concert at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.
Since its founding in 1934, the OSM has distinguished itself as a leader in the orchestral life of Québec and Canada and as a cultural ambassador of the highest order. Under Maestro Kent Nagano, music director since 2006, the Orchestra has distinguished itself with the presentation of programming that is both innovative and a source of common bond. The excellence of the OSM has been demonstrated in the course of over 40 national and international tours and in the realization of more than 100 recordings which have earned the orchestra a total of 49 awards. On September 7, 2011, the OSM inaugurated its new home, the Maison symphonique de Montréal. The realization of this concert hall was made possible thanks to the Government of Quebec.
CLAUS PETER FLOR
Following a preliminary step, the Competition consists of three rounds: First, Semifinal and Final rounds. Candidates must present a different programme for each of the rounds. However, candidates may repeat a work already performed as part of the programme in the preliminary selection in either the first or semifinal round.
A selection committee, appointed by Competition officials, chooses the 24 pianists after watching the video recordings and reviewing the applications submitted by the candidates.
(May 2 to 4)
An international jury listens to the 24 pianists chosen to compete in the First round and selects 12 semifinalists. The 24 pianists perform their recital at the Bourgie Concert Hall in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
(May 6 & 7)
An international jury listens to the 12 pianists chosen to compete in the semifinals and selects 6 for the finals. The 12 pianists perform their recital at the Bourgie Concert Hall in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
(May 9 & 10)
In the final round, the international jury listens to the 6 finalists who are accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.
The three prize-winners, accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, perform in a Gala concert at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. This event brings the CMIM to a close.