Prizes and Rules
Prizes and Rules – Piano 2021
Prizes and AWARDS
The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) will give out a record amount of $235.000 and awards during its 19th piano edition.
Never could such a sum be offered without the exceptional contribution of generous partners who support our mission.
Value of $180.000
Grand Cash Prize
offered by Ville de Montréal
Joseph Rouleau Career Development Grant
offered by Azrieli Foundation
Solo recording on the Steinway & Sons record label and launch event at Steinway Hall in New York City
offered by Steinway & Sons
Normand Beauchamp winner’s concert tour in three North-American cities
offered by Sarah Beauchamp
Concerto performance with the CMIM’s official orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
offered by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Artist Residency at Canada’s Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
offered by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Pierre-Péladeau et Raymonde Chopin Second Prize
offered by Quebecor
offered by Stingray Classica
+ International solo recitals offered to one of the laureates chosen by Steinway & Sons
offered by Steinway & Sons
ICI Musique Audience Award
offered by Ici Musique
André Bourbeau Award for the best Canadian artist
offered by la Fondation Bourbeau
Bita Cattelan Philanthropic Engagement Award
offered by Bita Cattelan
The Bita Cattelan Philanthropic Engagement Award recognizes a competitor who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community through volunteerism, involvement, or support of a charitable cause. The competitor will donate 50% of the value of the prize to the cause or project of his choice.
André Bachand Award for the best performance of the compulsory Canadian work
offered by Claudette Hould
Festival Bach Montréal Award for the best performance of a work by J. S. Bach
offered by Festival Bach Montréal
The joy of victory – The three laureate of the 2017 Piano edition: Zoltán Fejérvári, Giuseppe Guarrera and Stefano Andreatta.
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Rules and Repertoire
In this round, selected pianists will each perform a 45-minute solo recital recorded in one take and presented online.
An international jury will evaluate the performances and select eight (8) pianists for the final round.
In this round, finalists will perform an hour-long solo recital recorded in one take and presented online.
An international jury will evaluate the performances and select the laureates and award winners.
All pianists must perform the Piano 2021 compulsory Canadian work in the final round, and they must include a work by J. S. Bach of their choice in either their semifinal or final round programme.
Rules and conditions of participation of the CMIM – Download