ROUNDS

First Round

May 29 & 30
Bourgie Hall
Performance Order

Semifinals

June 1 & 2
Bourgie Hall
Performance Order

Finals

June 4 & 5
Maison symphonique
with Orchestre symphonique
de Montréal
Performance Order

                                                                                                                                                                        

Concerts and events

Mai 27 and 28
Bourgie Hall

 

May 31
Cinéma du Musée

 

June 2
Montreal Museum
of Fine Arts

 

June 3
Maison symphonique

 

May 28 and 31
June 3 and 4

       

 

Laureates

Hao Zhou
Hao Zhou
United States
First Prize and Radio-Canada Audience Award
Johanna Pichlmair
Johanna Pichlmair
Austria
Second Prize, Montreal Bach Festival Award, and André-Bachand Award
Fumika Mohri
Fumika Mohri
Japan
Third Prize
Anna Lee
Anna Lee
United States / South Korea
Sonata Award for the best performance of a sonata in the semi-finals

COMPETITORS

Clarissa Bevilacqua
Clarissa Bevilacqua
Italy/United States
Zachary Brandon
Zachary Brandon
United States
Elina Buksha
Elina Buksha
Latvia
Elli Choi
Elli Choi
United States
Jung Min Choi
Jung Min Choi
South Korea
Maria Dueñas
Maria Dueñas
Spain
Leonard Fu
Leonard Fu
Germany
Gyehee Kim
Gyehee Kim
South Korea
Youjin Lee
Youjin Lee
South Korea
Anna Lee
Anna Lee
United States/South Korea
Lun Li
Lun Li
China
Christine Lim
Christine Lim
United States/South Korea
Hyun Jae Lim
Hyun Jae Lim
South Korea
Michiru Matsuyama
Michiru Matsuyama
Japan
Fumika Mohri
Fumika Mohri
Japan/Germany
Daichi Nakamura
Daichi Nakamura
Japan/Austria
Johanna Pichlmair
Johanna Pichlmair
Austria
Olga Šroubková
Olga Šroubková
Czech republic
Hannah Tarley
Hannah Tarley
United States
Coco Tomita
Coco Tomita
Japan
Melody Ye Yuan
Melody Ye Yuan
Canada
Jinyoung Yoon
Jinyoung Yoon
South Korea
Vasyl Zatsikha
Vasyl Zatsikha
Ukraine
Hao Zhou
Hao Zhou
United States

JURY

Zarin MEHTA, president of the jury
Zarin MEHTA, president of the jury
India/United States
Pierre AMOYAL
Pierre AMOYAL
France
Kim KASHKASHIAN
Kim KASHKASHIAN
United States
Boris KUSCHNIR
Boris KUSCHNIR
Austria
Cho-Liang LIN
Cho-Liang LIN
United States
Mihaela MARTIN
Mihaela MARTIN
Romania
Barry SHIFFMAN
Barry SHIFFMAN
Canada
Dmitry SITKOVETSKY
Dmitry SITKOVETSKY
United Kingdom/United States
Pavel VERNIKOV
Pavel VERNIKOV
Israel/Switzerland

PRIZES & AWARDS

Violin 2019 offers more than CA$150,000 worth of prizes, awards and grants:

 

First Prize Laureate: value of $102,500
$30,000 cash from the City of Montreal; $50,000 Joseph-Rouleau career development grant awarded by the Azrieli Foundation;
$20,000 instrument crafted by a team of Quebec’s finest violin and bow makers
$2,500 artist residency at Canada’s Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Concert Engagement from the New Generation Festival in Florence, Italy

Pierre Péladeau and Raymonde-Chopin Second Prize Laureate
$15,000 awarded by Québecor

Third Prize Laureate
$10,000 awarded by Stingray Classica

Radio-Canada Audience Award
$5,000

André-Bourbeau Award for the best canadian artist
5 000 $ awarded by the Bourbeau Foundation

Sonata Award for the best performance of a sonata in the semi-finals
$2,500 awarded by Wilder & Davis

André-Bachand Award
$2,000 for the best performance of the compulsory Canadian work awarded by Claudette Hould**

Montreal Bach Festival Award
$1,500 for the best performance of a work by J.S. Bach awarded by the Montreal Bach Festival

Finalists (non-laureates)
$3,000 each

*all prizes are in Canadian currency
** Mrs. Hould generously supported the commission of the imposed Canadian piece.

ALEXANDER SHELLEY

Alexander Shelley, Music Director of the National Arts Center Orchestra, makes his debut with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) at the 2019 Violin edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM).

“I’m delighted to be making my debut both as guest conductor at the prestigious Concours musical international de Montréal and of the renowned Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. I look forward to sharing my experience and hopefully inspiring young violinists as we collaborate with the OSM to give world-class performances.” 

Shelley first gained widespread attention when he was unanimously awarded first prize at the 2005 Leeds Conductors’ Competition. In 2015, UK-born Shelley was named Music Director of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In August 2017, Alexander concluded his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Nürnberger Symphoniker, a position he held since September 2009. 

Described as “a natural communicator both on and off the podium” (Daily Telegraph), Shelley works regularly with the leading orchestras of Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, NDR Orchester Hannover, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Gothenburg Symphony, Stockholm Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Milwaukee, Melbourne and New Zealand Symphony
Orchestras.

 


Photo credit : Dwayne Johnson

OFFICIAL PIANISTS

These professional pianists will accompany Violin 2019 competitors for the first round and semifinal round at Bourgie Hall.

Philip Chiu

Philip Chiu

Recognized as one of Canada’s most versatile pianists, soloist and chamber musician Philip Chiu regularly appears with leading musicians of the world stage such as James Ehnes, Raphael Wallfisch and Regis Pasquier. Equally passionate about elevating the standard and art of collaborative piano, Chiu is the creator and director of the Collaborative Piano Program at the Domaine Forget International Festival and Academy. He has recorded for Warner Music, ATMA, Analekta, and CBC Music and be heard on BBC Radio 3, Australia’s ABC Radio, ICI Musique, and Radio-Canada.
philipchiu.ca

Chiharu Iinuma

Chiharu Iinuma

Japanese-born Chiharu Iinuma is a much sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician, performing regularly with many of today’s leading artists. She is on the faculty at the Domaine Forget International Music Festival and Academy where she plays for the string program and teaches the Collaborative Piano Program. Chiharu has recorded the violin sonatas of Grieg, Mendelssohn and Respighi with David Gillham, and the Brahms sonatas for piano and violin with Christoph Schickedanz for Centaur Records. She is currently on a project for recording the complete sonatas of Beethoven and Mozart (with David Gillham). 
www.chiharuiinuma.com

Angela Park

Angela Park

Praised for her “stunningly beautiful pianism” (Grace Welsh Prize, Chicago), “beautiful tone and sensitivity” (American Record Guide), Angela’s versatility as both soloist and chamber musician has led to acclaimed performances across Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan, and Mexico. Angela has performed for such notable series as Pro Musica, Ottawa Chamberfest, Parry Sound’s Festival of the Sound and Interlochen Center for the Arts, and has recorded solo albums, as well as collaborative discs with cellist Rachel Mercer, oboist Linda Strommen, and Ensemble Made In Canada, for labels including NAXOS Canadian Classics, Centrediscs, and Enharmonic Records.

Francis Perron

Francis Perron

Francis Perron studied in several renowned institutions including the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Music and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. He acquired a broad experience as a chamber musician, accompanist and vocal coach, which led to close collaborations with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Wien Kammeroper, the Vienna Conservatory and the Avignon and Fritz Kreisler international violin competitions, to name a few. He is an associate professor and head of the piano accompanying program at the Université de Montréal’s Music Faculty.

Dina Vainshtein

Dina Vainshtein

Russian-born pianist Dina Vainshtein has degrees from the Gnesins’ Institute of Music in Moscow, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. Vainshtein received a Special Prize for Best Collaboration at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1998). She has performed at prestigious venues around the world and her recording with violinist Frank Huang received critical acclaim. Vainshtein is a collaborative pianist at the Walnut Hill School and the New England Conservatory.

 

 

ROUNDS

First Round

May 29 & 30
Bourgie Hall
Performance Order

Semifinals

June 1 & 2
Bourgie Hall
Performance Order

Finals

June 4 & 5
Maison symphonique
with Orchestre symphonique
de Montréal