MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL COMPETITION – VOICE 2012
FROM MAY 28 TO JUNE 8:
AND THE SEMI-FINALISTS ARE…
CANDIDATES' ORDER OF APPEARANCE
Montreal, Thursday, May 31, 2012 – The Montreal International Musical Competition (MIMC) announces the sixteen semi-finalists and the detailed schedule of the Semi-finals (Bourgie Concert Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts):
FRIDAY, JUNE 1
7:30 p.m.: Emily Duncan-Brown, soprano, Canada
8:00 p.m.: Yuri Gorodetski, tenor, Belarus
8:30 p.m.: Eric Jurenas, countertenor, United States
9:30 p.m.: Sasha Djihanian, soprano, Canada
10:00 p.m.: Miriam Khalil, soprano, Canada
10:30: p.m.: John Brancy, baritone, United States
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
1:30 p.m.: Irina de Baghy, mezzo-soprano, Canada
2:00 p.m.: Jacqueline Woodley, Soprano, Canada
2:30 p.m.: Jennifer Taverner, soprano, Canada
3:30 p.m.: Yohan Yi, bass baritone, South Korea
4:00 p.m.: Andréanne, Paquin, soprano, Canada
4:30: p.m.: Philippe Sly, bass baritone, Canada
7:30 p.m.: Sidney Outlaw, baritone, United States
8:00 p.m.: Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano, Poland
8:30 p.m.: Won Whi Choi, tenor, South Korea
9:00 p.m.: Olga Kindler, soprano, Switzerland
Deliberation & announcement of the finalists
The complete musical programme of each round is available at http://concoursmontreal.ca/permanent/en/concours/candidats.asp
The announcement of the eight finalists will be made following the last Semi-final session on Saturday, June 2. The announcement of the laureates will be made following the last Final session on Wednesday, June 6.
BROADCAST SCHEDULE – SEMI-FINALS
BOURGIE CONCERT HAL
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
JUNE 1, 7:30 p.m.
JUNE 2, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Per session: $20 / $10 student
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 7:30 p.m
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m
Live audio webcast
RADIO – SPECIAL PROGRAMS
ESPACE MUSIQUE | 100.7 FM in Montreal
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 12 p.m.
L’Opéra du samedi: The jury performs! | Host/Producer: Sylvia L’Écuyer
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 10 p.m.
Le Printemps des musiciens: Past laureates – Where are they now? | Host: Françoise Davoine
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 8 p.m.
Soirées classiques: Meet the finalists | Host: Michel Keable | Guest: Mario Paquet
INFORMATION AND BOX OFFICE
DON’T MISS THE GALA CONCERT ON FRIDAY, JUNE 8!
With the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Alain Trudel
PASSPORTS AND PACKAGES:
Montreal International Musical Competition
514-845-4108, extension 0
Bourgie Concert Hall, in Montreal Museum of Fine Arts: 1339, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
514-285-4108, ext. 0
Maison symphonique de Montréal: 1600, rue Saint-Urbain
Place des Arts Box office : 514 842-2112
NOT TO BE MISSED: OFF COMPETITION!
The MIMC also invites you take to part in the free voice-related activities for one and all in Place des Arts’ Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme:
MUSIC WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN: MEGAPHONE | 3 to 9 year-olds
Saturday June 2 & Sunday June 3
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Duration: 20 min.
Crafts and voice workshop | Families welcome!
HAPPY HOUR CONCERTS
At the Place Deschamps Wine Bar
June 2 & 3 and June 5 to 8 | 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m
Saturday, June 2: Jean Félix Mailloux and Sonia Johnson Duo
Sunday, June 3: QW4RTZ
Tuesday, June 5: Univers baroque
Wednesday, June 6: Chantal Jourdan: Ça Jazze Chez Nous!
Thursday, June 7: Philippe Noireaut
Friday, June 8: Brigitte Saint-Aubin
More details: http://concoursmontreal.ca/permanent/en/horaire/activites.asp
MASTER CLASSES | JUNE 3
Renata Scotto and Sir Thomas Allen, two of the international jury members, will offer master classes open to the public, at the Bourgie Concert Hall, in Montreal Museum of Fine Arts:
2:30 p.m.: Renata Scotto (In French)
7:00 p.m.: Sir Thomas Allen (In English)
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The MIMC plays a key role in the finest tradition of classical concert music. The Competition seeks to discover and support young singers, violinists, and pianists who have distinguished themselves as masters of their art. Since the very first edition, dedicated to voice in 2002, nearly 2,000 candidates have applied to take part in the various editions, and, of these, more than 300 were given the opportunity to perform in Montreal, to the great delight of music lovers. The MIMC is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, and of the Alink-Argerich Foundation.
More details can be found at www.concoursmontreal.ca
Source : Montreal International Musical Competition
Information : Isabelle Ligot
514-845-4108, ext. 236