Le Concours, côté balcon Le Concours, côté balcon

Le Concours, côté balcon


September 2020 – This summer throughout our city, courtyards and balconies transformed into outdoor stages. In keeping with the times, the CMIM invited five former prize winners and loyal friends to come and perform on the front steps of our headquarters on the avenue of Mont-Royal.

Le Concours, côté balcon was an opportunity to celebrate music and make it resonate in our neighborhood. These concerts freed music from the online world which the arts have been confined to for months, releasing it back into real life like a breath of fresh air. This festive series of close encounters gave rise to beautiful reunions and discoveries that awakened our senses and touched our hearts. 


Le Concours, côté balcon, is the expression of our desire to spread music and to  reunite with our talented artists, while reaching out to our neighbours.

Surprise concerts from August 7 to 28, 2020 :

Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano (Voice 2018)
André-Bourbeau Best Canadian Artist Award
Martin Dubé, pianist

Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano (Voice 2007) 
Fourth prize
The Professional Chamber of Opera Managers Award
Olivier Godin, pianist

France Bellemare, soprano (Voice 2015)
Third Prize
Award for the Best Canadian Artist
Joseph Rouleau Award for the Best Artist from Quebec
Dominic Boulianne, pianist

Serhiy Salov, pianist (Piano 2004)
First grand prize : Standard Life Prize
People’s Award – « Hommage à André Mathieu »
Richard Lupien Improvisation Prize (Piano 2014)

Jinjoo Cho, violonist (Violin 2006)
First grand prize
People’s Choice Award “A Tribute to Gilles Lefebvre”
Philip Chiu, pianist


Thanks to the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for supporting the CMIM in the production of Le Concours, côté balcon, and to our loyal partners including the City of Montréal, Pianos Bolduc and Jeunesses Musicales Canada for their collaboration.