24 of the world’s most promising violinists to compete in Montreal
Montréal, January 22, 2019 — 24 of the world’s most promising young violinists—15 women and 9 men between the ages of 16 and 28, from 13 nations—have been selected to participate in the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) running from May 29 to June 5, 2019. The United States leads the selection with seven violinists, followed by Japan and South Korea with 5 violinists each. Germany is represented by two competitors and the following nations are each represented by one competitor: Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Latvia, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and Ukraine.
Montreal, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – Earlier today, the Conseil des arts de Montréal announced that the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) is one of the finalists nominated for its 34th Grand Prix, to be held on March 21, 2019.
CMIM violin 2019: first prize worth over $100,000
Entries for application now open
Montréal, August 15, 2018 — The CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) is proud to announce that Violin 2019's First Prize is valued at over CA$100,000. This is an all-time high for a First Prize at the CMIM, increasing from $80,000 to $102,500 thanks to the generosity of valued partners.
Montreal, Thursday, June 7, 2018 – Earlier this evening, it was full house at Maison symphonique as the audience and international jury of the 2018 Voice edition witnessed the Aria Grand Finale of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM). After this final round sponsored by Power Corporation of Canada, the jury members gathered to deliberate and determine the winners of Voice 2018’s Art Song and Aria divisions.
Montreal, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – Last night, the names of the Aria finalists of the Concours
musical international de Montréal (CMIM) were announced following two evenings of semi-final
rounds at the Maison symphonique.
20 singers from 12 nations advance to the Art Song and Aria semifinals
Montreal, Friday, June 1st, 2018 – Between May 29 and 31, 38 singers from 20 nations participated in the First round of the Art Song and Aria divisions. The jury selected 8 semifinalists in the Art Song division and 12 semifinalists in the Aria division, representing together some 12 nations. The Art Song semifinal starts today June 1st at Bourgie Hall. Here are the Art Song semifinalists by order of appearance:
10 days with 38 of the world’s finest young classical singers!
Montreal, Monday, May 28, 2018 – This year, the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) will be premiering the new format of its Voice editions, now consisting of two divisions: Aria (voice and orchestra) and Art Song (voice and piano). From May 29 to June 7, 2018, the CMIM will host 38 singers from 21 nations who will vie for prizes, grants, and awards valued at a record amount of $270,000 CAD and attributed by a jury of eminent specialists presided by the renowned Zarin Mehta.
Montréal, Thursday, April 26, 2018 – The CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) announces that Zarin Mehta succeeds the late André Bourbeau as president of its jury for the upcoming Voice edition taking place from May 29 to June 7, 2018.
Canada leads the selection with eight singers
Montréal, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 38 promising young singers—20 women and 18 men between the ages of 24 and 35, from a record 22 nations—have been selected to participate in the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) next May 29 to June 7. Canada leads the selection with eight singers, followed by South Korea with six singers.
Montréal, December 19, 2017 – This past December 15, the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) received applications from 358 singers, resulting in the highest number of applicants in the history of the Competition. Up 190% from the previous voice edition in 2015, CMIM Voice 2018 received a total of 469 applications, 303 in the Aria division and 166 in the Art Song division, from 163 sopranos, 42 mezzo-sopranos, 60 tenors, 62 baritones, 13 bass-baritones, 11 basses and 7 countertenors.