Voice 2022

VOICE 2022

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From May 31st to June 9th 2022

CMIM Voice 2022

Aria | Art Song

 

When the finest talents come to you

The 20th edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal is dedicated to the voice. 32 young singers selected from among the most promising talents of their generation came to us from May 31 to June 9, 2022 to enchant us. Singing opens the doors to the world for us. 

 

Discover the new talents in voice

We received 387 applications for Voice 2022! It was both difficult and enjoyable to select the competitors, but eventually we chose the 32 young singers that the CMIM put on the front stage in Montreal from May 31st to June 9th, 2022

Take advantage of this opportunity to discover the next generation and follow the evolution of singers during the events. For Voice 2022, many competitors were from Canada. You may already know some of them.

Do you want to know more about our competitors? Click on thei picture and discover the details.

 

 

COMPETITORS

 

ARIA DIVISION

 

 

 

ART SONG DIVISION

 


JURY

During the 20th edition, the members of the international jury reconnected with tradition and met in Montreal. Together, they listened to and evaluated the performances of 32 talented competitors to choose the laureates and winners of Voice 2022, to whom the CMIM awarded more than $220,000 in prizes offered by our generous partners and sponsors. The complete list of prizes and scholarships is available here. These awards will certainly give impetus to the launch of the careers of the next generation of singers!

Chaired by seasoned cultural manager Zarin Mehta, the jury of Voice 2022 was made up of seven prestigious members: sir Thomas Allen (United Kingdom), Robert Holl (Netherlands), Hartmut Höll (Germany), Renaud Loranger (Canada/Germany), Adrianne Pieczonka (Canada), Richard Rodzinski (United States) et Christine Schäfer (Germany).

 

 

 


PRIZES AND AWARDS

 

More than $ 220,000 in prizes and awards were awarded to the laureates and winners of the Voix 2022. The CMIM is proud to contribute to the cultural dynamism of Montreal and to the launch of the careers of emerging international musicians.

Thank you to the many and precious partners who make it possible to award these prizes and awards.

 

 

LAUREATES ARIA DIVISION

First Prize
Simone McIntosh, mezzo-soprano (Canada)
Grand cash prize of $30,000
offered by la Ville de Montréal

 

Pierre Péladeau and Raymonde Chopin Second Prize
Sarah Dufresne, soprano (Canada)
$15,000
offered by Québecor

 

Third Prize
Valerie Eickhoff, mezzo-soprano (Germany)
$10,000
offered by Stingray Classica

 

 

 

LAUREATES ART SONG DIVISION

 

James Norcop First Prize

Meredith Wohlgemuth, soprano (United States)
Grand cash prize of $30,000 offered by the John R. Stratton Trust.
She was also granted the Joseph Rouleau Career Development Grant of $50,000
offered by the Azrieli Foundation, as well as the Normand Beauchamp Winner’s Tour
to three North American cities of $15,000, offered by Sarah Beauchamp.

 

Maureen Forrester Second Prize
Harriet Burns, soprano (United Kingdom)
$15,000
offered by Roy and Marjorie Linden

 

Lois Marshall Third Prize
Bryan Murray, baritone (United States)
$10,000
offered by James Norcop and Rowley Mossop,
in memory of Roger Bowen Mossop

 

 

 

SPECIAL PRIZES
ARIA DIVISION

 

Simone McIntosh, mezzo-soprano (Canada)
Opera Aria Award
– $5,000 offered by Riki Turofsky and Charles Petersen
André Bourbeau Award for the Best Canadian Artist – $3,000 offered by La Fondation Bourbeau
Montreal students’ coup de coeur Prize – $500 grant selected by students of CSSDM

 

Sarah Dufresne, soprano (Canada)
Observatoire québécois de l’art lyrique Prize –  $1,000 offered by the Observatoire québécois de l’art lyrique for the Best Competitor from Quebec or based in Quebec for at least on year
Montreal students’ coup de coeur Prize – $500 grant selected by students of CSSDM

 

Nils Wanderer, countertenor (Germany)
ICI Musique People’s Choice Award – $3,000 offered by ICI Musique
CMIM Grant for unranked finalists – $3,000 offered by John Farrell and François Leclair

 

Adanya Dunn, mezzo-soprano (Bulgaria | Canada)
Bita Cattelan Philanthropic Engagement Award – $5,000 offered by the WCPD Foundation

 

Hugo Laporte, baritone (Canada)
CMIM Grant for unranked finalists – $3,000 offered by Mireille Bourbeau

 

 

ART SONG DIVISION

 

Deepa Johnny, mezzo-soprano (Canada | Oman)
André Bourbeau Award for the Best Canadian Artist – $3,000 offered by La Fondation Bourbeau
ICI Musique People’s Choice Award – $3,000 offered by ICI Musique

Meredith Wohlgemuth, soprano (United States)
French Art Song Award – $5,000 offered by Diane Loeb

 

Harriet Burns, soprano (United Kingdom)
German Lied Award – $5,000 offered by Arija and Clarence Stiver

 

Michael Lafferty, baritone (United Kingdom)
André Bachand Award for the Best Performance of a Canadian Work – $2,000 offered by Claudette Hould

 

Jinhee Park, pianist (South Korea)
John Newmark Prize for Best Collaborative Pianist – $5,000 offered by La Fondation Famille Lupien

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

RULES AND REPERTOIRE

 

PROCESSUS DE SÉLECTION

Précédé d’une étape préliminaire, le Concours comprend trois épreuves : première épreuve, demi-finale, et finale. Les candidats peuvent s’inscrire au volet Aria ou au volet Mélodie, ou aux deux volets s’ils le désirent. Le candidat doit présenter un programme différent à chacune des épreuves. Les candidats s’inscrivent en ligne et soumettent leurs auditions par enregistrements vidéo. Parmi tous les candidats éligibles, le comité de sélection du CMIM choisit 32 chanteurs pour concourir à Montréal : 20 pour Aria et 12 pour Mélodie  – avec la possibilité que certains candidats pourraient être retenus pour les deux volets.

 

ARIA DIVISION

 

First Round

The twenty (20) competitors selected for the First Round must each perform a 15-minute program (with piano) which must include three (3) arias from the standard repertoire in at least two (2) different languages. The ten (10) singers who receive the highest scores from the international jury will move on to the Semi-Final Round.

Semifinal

The ten (10) semifinalists must each perform a 14-to-18-minute program with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, which must include three (3) arias in at least two (2) different languages. The five (5) singers who receive the highest scores from the international jury will move on to the Final Round.

Final

The five (5) finalists must each perform a 14-to-18-minute program with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, which must include three (3) arias in at least two (2) different languages.

 

ART SONG DIVISION

 

First Round

The twelve (12) competitors selected for the First Round must each perform a 15-minute program of works with piano accompaniment, which must include works in French, English, and German, with at least one (1) song by Franz Schubert. The six (6) singers who receive the highest scores from the international jury will move on to the Semi-Final Round.

Semifinal

The six (6) semifinalists must each perform a 25-minute program of works with piano accompaniment, which must include works in French, German, and at least one (1) other language. This program must also include a work of the competitor’s choice by a Canadian composer to be eligible for the André Bachand Award for the Best Performance of a Canadian Work. The three (3) singers who receive the highest scores from the international jury will move on to the Final Round.

Final

The three (3) finalists must each perform a 35-minute program of works with piano accompaniment, which must include works in at least three (3) different languages.

 

Rules and conditions of participation of the CMIM – pdf