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From May 2 to 12, 2017

In 2017, the CMIM will hold its fifth edition dedicated to piano.

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Application deadline:
January 14, 2017
Age limit:
30 years old on May 1, 2017

Presided over by André Bourbeau, CMIM co-founder and president, the 2017 international jury is comprised of:

 

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PRIZES & AWARDS

The prizes awarded to the winners and finalists are given during an official ceremony preceding the Gala concert.

MAIN PRIZES

First Prize: $30,000 + Joseph Rouleau Career Development Grant: $50,000
Second Prize: $15,000
Third Prize: $10,000

SPECIAL PRIZES

Award for the Best Canadian Artist
Offered by the Bourbeau Foundation
$5,000

Radio-Canada People’s Choice Award
$5,000

André-Bachand Award for the Best Performance of a Compulsory Canadian Work in the semifinals
Offered by Jean-Claude and Raymond Bachand
$4,000

Award for the best semifinal recital
$2,000

Bach Award
Offered by the Montreal Bach Festival
$1,000

Chopin Award
$1,000 

CMIM Grant
For the 3 unranked finalists
$2,000

ENGAGEMENTS

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
Domaine Forget
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Festival de Lanaudière
Festival de musique de chambre de Montréal
Festival de musique de Lachine
France Musique
Jeunesses Musicales Canada
McGill Chamber Orchestra
Musée du Louvre
MusicFest Vancouver
Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal
Orchestre symphonique de Laval
Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Orchestre symphonique de Québec
Pro Musica
Regina Symphony Orchestra
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
Vancouver Symphony orchestra
West Coast Recital Society
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL

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.         

GUEST CONDUCTOR

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Rounds

Selection process 

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.

Preliminary 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.

First round

(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.

Semifinal 

(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.

Final 

(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. 

Gala concert

(May 12)
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.