May 26 to June 6, 2019
In 2019, the CMIM will hold its sixth edition dedicated to Violin. Entries for application are now open.

Application

Entries for application are now open for the 2019 Violin edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal. Violinists from around the world are invited to apply for an incredible experience here in Montreal and benefit from the many opportunities afforded by this exceptional gateway to North America.

APPLICATION FORM

Rules, regulations & repertoire

Deadline for entries: November 15, 2018

Age limit: Born between January 1, 1990 and December 31, 2003

PRIZES & AWARDS

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

  • First Prize Laureate: CA$102,500 ($30,000 cash; $50,000 career development grant; $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)
  • Second Prize Laureate: CA$15,000
  • Third Prize Laureate: CA$10,000
  • Finalists (non-laureates): CA$3,000 (each)
  • People’s Choice Award: CA$5,000
  • Best Canadian Artist: CA$5,000
  • Sonata Award: CA$2,500
  • Best performance of the compulsory Canadian work: CA$2,000
  • Bach Award: CA$2,000

ROUNDS

First Round

24 competitors will each perform a 25- to 30-minute programme with piano at Bourgie Hall. The 12 violinists who receive the highest scores from the jury will move on to the semifinal round.

Semifinal

12 semifinalists will each perform a 55- to 60-minute programme with piano at Bourgie Hall. The six (6) violinists who receive the highest scores from the jury will move on to the final round.

Final

Six (6) finalists will each perform a major concerto for violin and orchestra accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal at Maison symphonique.