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Montreal, June 5, 2006 — The official awards ceremony of the 2006 Violin Competition took place Friday evening during the Competition’s closing Gala Concert at Place des Arts’ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. André Bourbeau, President of the MIMC and President of the jury, unveiled the names of this year’s winners. Following is the list of prizes and associated bursary amounts awarded:

Jinjoo Cho, South Korea
First Grand Prize
Presented by the Government of Quebec

Ye-Eun Choi, South Korea
Second Grand Prize
Presented by Alcoa

Marcus Tanneberger, Germany
Third Grand Prize
Presented by Telus

Corinne Chapelle, United States
Fourth Prize
Presented by Groupe CGI

Mayuko Kamio, Japan
Fifth Prize
Presented by Gaz Métro

Dan Zhu, China
Sixth Prize
Presented by the City of Montreal $3,000


Jean-Sébastien Roy, Canada
Joseph Rouleau Award for the best artist from Quebec
Presented by the Hans J. Black Foundation and Mr. Joseph Rouleau

Ye-Eun Choi, South Korea
Award for the best performance of the imposed Canadian work
Presented by Espace musique

Nikki Chooi, Canada
Galaxie Rising Stars Award for the best Canadian artist
Presented by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Jinjoo Cho, South Korea
People’s Choice Award “A Tribute to Gilles Lefebvre”
Presented by Hydro-Québec and Mrs. Huguette Trudeau-Lefebvre

Added to these prizes are a number of professional engagements offered to the winners by national and international musical institutions. Futhermore, the winner of the First Grand Prize will have the chance of recording a compact disc with Analekta, the largest independent classical record company in Canada.

The Gala Concert wrapping up this 5th anniversary edition of the MIMC featured performances by the three Grand Prize winners and the recipient of the Award for the best performance of the imposed Canadian work, sharing the stage with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Muhai Tang.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation partnered with the Competition in providing live Internet coverage of the semi-final round and broadcasting the finals live over its French-language Espace musique and CBC Radio Two stations. Through podcasting, the public can also continue to enjoy the semi-final highlights at

This brings the Montreal International Musical Competition’s 2006 Violin Edition to an official close. The 6th Edition of the MIMC, dedicated to Voice, which takes place from May 22 to June 1, 2007, will showcase the talent of young professional vocalists from all over the world. To qualify for Voice 2007, candidates must be aged 33 years or less on January 1, 2007, and have their applications in by the December 15, 2006, deadline.

A musical rendezvous not to be missed!

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Communications Lise Raymond
Tel.: 450 640-0500

Olga Boilard, Communications Assistant
Tel.: 514 845-4108, ext. 236



June 1, 2006 - Concours musical international de Montréal - La victoire de la Musique  (in french - pdf)

June 1, 2006 - South Koreans take home violin prizes - The Gazette - (pdf)

June 1, 2006 - Le Concours de Montréal 2006 distingue deux violonistes sudcoréennes (in french - pdf)

May 31, 2006 - Montreal International Musical Competition - Proclamation of the laureates of the 2006 Violin edition

May 27, 2006 - Montreal International Musical Competition announces finalists of the 2006 Violin edition

May 25, 2006 - The Montreal International Musical Competition in audio/video podcasting (in french - pdf)

May 22, 2006 - Montreal International Musical Competition: Order of appearance of semi-finalists

May 12, 2006 - Violon: 24 concurrents, 11 pays - La Presse(in french - pdf)

May 11, 2006 - The Montreal International Musical Competition
Violin 2006: striking a chord


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