MAESTRO RAFAEL PAYARE GUEST CONDUCTOR OF THE VIOLIN 2023 EDITION!
Maestro Rafael Payare Guest Conductor of the Violin 2023 Edition!
Dear Friends of the CMIM,
🎉 We are delighted to announce that Maestro Rafael Payare, will conduct the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) for the finals of Violin 2023 (May 3 and 4, 2023). This is the first time since the creation of the competition in 2001, that a Music Director of the OSM has conducted the orchestra for the CMIM.
Maestro Rafael Payare’s profound musicality, technical genius, and charismatic presence make him one of the most prominent conductors of his generation. The CMIM is grateful that Maestro Payare has accepted to share his passion and innate sense of music with the new generation of young violinists.
“We are thrilled that Maestro Rafael Payare has agreed to collaborate with the CMIM this year. His commitment allows us to deepen our essential partnership with the OSM”
– Christiane LeBlanc, CMIM Executive and Artistic Director
Participation generously supported by:
Bita & Paolo Cattelan
and the WCPD Foundation
About Rafael Payare
Born in 1980 and a graduate of the celebrated El Sistema in Venezuela, Payare began his formal conducting studies in 2004 with José Antonio Abreu. He has conducted many of the world’s great orchestras. The 22-23 season will mark his first season as Music Director of Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and his fourth season as Music Director of San Diego Symphony Orchestra with whom his relationship has been recognized as one of the most dynamic in North America.
New From Our Winners
- Under the direction of Maestro Osmo Vänskä, pianist Su Yeon Kim gave a sublime performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto in G major with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal – OSM! [Read the article]
- Violinist Bomsori Kim (Laureate 2016) announces her 2022-2023 season [Read the news]
- German countertenor Nils Wanderer (Winner of the ICI Musique People’s Choice Award – Aria, Voice 2022) and ”Canadian pianist Jennifer Szeto are pleased to present a recital at the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with the German Consulate General in Montreal and the German Embassy in Ottawa.” Free entry, RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org