Montreal International Musical Competition

The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) is an elite-level competition for classical musicians who are interested in pursuing an international career as a professional concert artist. Established in 2001 by the late André Bourbeau and by French-Canadian bass Joseph Rouleau, the CMIM features three disciplines - voice, violin and piano - on a rotating basis over a three-year cycle.

The CMIM is composed of four rounds: the preliminary round (based on video recordings), the First round, the semi-finals and the finals.[1] Award winners receive prizes and grants valued at over $150,000. The 2019 edition dedicated to violin will be followed in 2020 with an edition devoted to piano, and in 2021 with a voice edition.[2]

André Bourbeau was the president of the Competition since its first edition in 2002 and was succeeded by François R. Roy in 2018.

Since May 2004, the CMIM has been a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions.[3] Christiane LeBlanc is the Executive & Artistic Director of the CMIM since 2012.

EditionsEdit

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2002Edit

The inaugural CMIM was dedicated to voice. The First Prize was won by Measha Brueggergosman.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2002 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country Vocal Range
First Measha Brueggergosman   Canada Soprano
Second Burak Bilgili   Turkey Bass
Third Joseph Kaiser   Canada Baritone
Fourth Mélanie Boisvert   Canada Soprano
Fifth Daesan No   South Korea Baritone
Sixth John Matz   United States Tenor

Special prizesEdit

  • People's Award
    • Measha Brueggergosman (Soprano), Canada
  • Jean A. Chalmers Award (Best Canadian Candidate)
    • Measha Brueggergosman (Soprano), Canada
  • Joseph Rouleau Prize (Best Candidate from Quebec)
    • Joseph Kaiser (Baritone), Canada
  • Best Interpretation of the Unpublished Compulsory Work Award
    • Measha Brueggergosman (Soprano), Canada

2003Edit

The second edition of the CMIM was dedicated to violin. The First Prize was won by Yossif Ivanov.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2003 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country
First Yossif Ivanov   Belgium
Second Alexis Cardenas   Venezuela
Third Matthieu Arama   France
Fourth Nicolas Koeckert   Germany
Fifth Oleg Kashiv   Ukraine
Sixth Julia Sakharova   Russia

Special prizesEdit

  • "Tribute to Arthur LeBlanc" (People's Choice Award)
    • Alexis Cardenas, Venezuela
  • CBC Galaxie Rising Stars Award (Best Canadian Candidate)
    • Sarah Pratt, Canada
  • Joseph Rouleau Prize (Best Candidate from Quebec)
    • Jean-Sébastien Roy, Canada
  • Best Interpretation of the Unpublished Compulsory Work Award
    • Diana Galvydyte, Lithuania

2004Edit

The third edition of the CMIM was dedicated to piano. The Grand Prize was won by Serhiy Salov.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2004 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country
First Sergei Salov   Ukraine
Second David Fray   France
Third Daria Rabotkina   Russia
Fourth Spencer Myer   United States
Fifth Natalia Zagalskaia   Russia
Sixth Darrett Zusko   Canada

Special prizesEdit

  • "Tribute to André Mathieu" (People's Choice Award)
    • Sergei Solov, Ukraine
  • CBC Galaxie Rising Stars Award (Best Canadian Candidate)
    • Darrett Zusko, Canada
  • Joseph Rouleau Prize (Best Candidate from Quebec)
    • Matthieu Fortin, Canada
  • Best Interpretation of the Unpublished Compulsory Work Award
    • David Fray, France

2005Edit

The fourth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to voice. The Grand Prize was won by Sin Nyung Hwang.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2005 Montreal International Musical Competition
Place Competitor Country Vocal Range
First Sin Nyung Hwang   South Korea Soprano
Second Peter McGillivray   Canada Baritone
Third Elena Xanthoudakis   Australia Soprano
Fourth (ex aequo) Phillip Addis   Canada Baritone
Fourth (ex aequo) Anna Kasyan   Armenia Soprano
Sixth Chantal Dionne   Canada Soprano

Special prizesEdit

  • "Tribute to Richard Verreau" (People's Choice Award)
    • Lauren Skuce (Soprano), United States
  • Jean A. Chalmers Award (Best Canadian Candidate)
    • Peter McGillivray (Baritone), Canada
  • CBC Galaxie Rising Stars Award (Best opera performance by a Canadian)
    • Phillip Addis (Baritone), Canada
  • Joseph Rouleau Prize (Best Candidate from Quebec)
    • Phillip Addis (Baritone), Canada
  • Best Interpretation of the Compulsory Canadian Work Award
    • Elena Xanthoudakis (Soprano), Australia

2006Edit

The fifth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to violin. The Grand Prize was won by Jinjoo Cho.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country
First Jinjoo Cho   South Korea
Second Ye-Eun Choi   South Korea
Third Marcus Tanneberger (German)   Germany
Fourth Corrine Chapelle   United States
Fifth Mayuko Kamio   Japan
Sixth Dan Zhu   China

Special prizesEdit

  • "Tribute to Gilles Lefebvre" (People's Choice Award)
    • Jinjoo Cho, South Korea
  • CBC Galaxie Rising Stars Award (Best Canadian Candidate)
    • Nikki Chooi, Canada
  • Joseph Rouleau Prize (Best Candidate from Quebec)
    • Jean-Sébastien Roy, Canada
  • Best Interpretation of the Compulsory Canadian Work Award
    • Ye-Eun Choi, South Korea

2007Edit

The sixth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to voice. The Grand Prize was won by Marianne Fiset.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2006 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country Vocal range
First Marianne Fiset   Canada Soprano
Second Steven Ebel   United States Tenor
Third Evgenia Grekova   Russia Soprano
Fourth Julie Boulianne   Canada Mezzo-soprano
Fifth Leticia Brewer   Canada Soprano
Sixth Peter Barrett   Canada Baritone

Special prizesEdit

  • "Tribute to Leopold Simoneau" (People's Choice Award)
    • Marianne Fiset (Soprano), Canada
  • Jean A. Chalmers Award (Best Canadian Candidate)
    • Marianne Fiset (Soprano), Canada
  • Poulenc French Song Award (Best French Song performance by a Candidate)
    • Marianne Fiset (Soprano), Canada
  • Joseph Rouleau Prize (Best Candidate from Quebec)
    • Marianne Fiset (Soprano), Canada
  • Best performance of the Compulsory Canadian Work Award
    • Susanne Ellen Kirchesch (Soprano), Germany

2008Edit

The seventh edition of the CMIM was dedicated to piano. The Grand Prize was won by Nareh Arghamanyan.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2008 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country
First Nareh Arghamanyan   Armenia
Second (ex aequo) Alexandre Moutouzkine   Russia
Second (ex aequo) Masataka Takada   Japan

Special prizesEdit

  • Award for the Best Performance of the Compulsory Canadian Work
    • Nareh Arghamanyan, Armenia
  • People's Choice Award "Tribute to Yvonne Hubert"
    • Nareh Arghamanyan, Armenia
  • Joseph Rouleau Award for the Best Artist from Quebec
    • Marie-Hélène Trempe, Canada
  • Award for the Best Canadian Artist
    • Sergei Saratovsky, Canada

2009Edit

The eighth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to voice. The Grand Prize was won by Angela Meade.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2009 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country Vocal Range
First Angela Meade   United States Soprano
Second Yannick-Muriel Noah   Canada Soprano
Third Andrew Garland   United States Baritone

Special prizesEdit

  • "Tribute to André Turp" (People's Choice Award)
    • Angela Meade (Soprano), United States
  • Award for the Best Canadian Artist
    • Yannick-Muriel Noah (Soprano), Canada
  • Joseph Rouleau Prize (Best Candidate from Quebec)
    • Charlotte Corwin(Soprano), Canada
  • Best performance of the Compulsory Canadian Work Award
    • Andrew Garland (Baritone), United States

2010Edit

The ninth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to violin. The Grand Prize was won by Benjamin Beilman.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2010 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country
First Benjamin Beilman   United States
Second Korbinian Altenberger   Germany
Third Nikita Borisoglebsky   Russia
Finalist Noah Bendix-Balgley   United States
Finalist Jaeyoung Kim   South Korea
Finalist Kyoko Yonemoto   Japan

Special prizesEdit

  • Radio-Canada People's Choice Award
    • Benjamin Beilman, United States
  • Award for the Best Canadian Artist
    • Nikki Chooi, Canada
  • Joseph Rouleau Award for the Best Artist from Quebec
    • Boson Mo, Canada
  • Award for the Best Performance of the Compulsory Canadian Work
    • Nikita Borisoglebsky (Baritone), Russia

2011Edit

The tenth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to piano. The Grand Prize was won by Beatrice Rana.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2011 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country
First Beatrice Rana   Italy
Second Lindsay Garritson   United States
Third Henry Kramer   United States
Finalist Yulia Chaplina   Russia
Finalist Zheeyoung Moon   South Korea
Finalist Jong Ho Won   South Korea

Special prizesEdit

  • Radio-Canada People's Choice Award
    • Beatrice Rana, Italy
  • Award for the Best Performance of the Compulsory Canadian Work
    • Beatrice Rana, Italy
  • Award for the Best Canadian Artist
    • Tina Chong, Canada
  • Joseph Rouleau Award for the Best Artist from Quebec
    • Steven Massicotte, Canada

2012Edit

The eleventh edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition was dedicated to voice. The Grand Prize was won by Philippe Sly.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2012 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country Vocal Range
First Philippe Sly   Canada Bass Baritone
Second Olga Kindler   Switzerland Soprano
Third John Brancy   United States Baritone
Finalist Won Whi Choi   South Korea Tenor
Finalist Emily Duncan-Brown   Canada Soprano
Finalist Yuri Gorodetski   Belarus Tenor
Finalist Sidney Outlaw   United States Baritone
Finalist Andréanne Paquin   Canada Soprano

Special prizesEdit

  • Radio-Canada People's Choice Award
    • Philippe Sly (bass baritone), Canada
  • Award for the Best Performance of the Compulsory Canadian Work
    • Philippe Sly (bass baritone), Canada
  • Award for the Best Canadian Artist
    • Philippe Sly (bass baritone), Canada
  • Joseph Rouleau Award for the Best Artist from Quebec
    • Philippe Sly (bass baritone), Canada
  • Atma Classique Award for a CD Recording
    • Yuri Gorodetski (tenor), Belarus

2013Edit

The twelfth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to violin. The Grand Prize was won by Marc Bouchkov.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2013 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country
First Marc Bouchkov   Belgium
Second Steven Waarts   United States
Third Zeyu Victor Li   China
Finalist Chi Li   Taiwan
Finalist Ji Young Lim   South Korea
Finalist Fédor Roudine   France

Special prizesEdit

  • Radio-Canada People's Choice Award
    • Stephen Waarts, United States
  • Award for the Best Performance of the Compulsory Canadian Work
    • Luke Hsu, United States
  • Wilder & Davis Award for the best semi-final recital
    • Marc Bouchkov, Belgium

2014Edit

The thirteenth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to piano. The Grand Prize was won by Jayson Gillham.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2014 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country
First Jayson Gillham   Australia   United Kingdom
Second Charles Richard-Hamelin   Canada
Third Annika Treutler   Germany
Finalist Kate Liu   United States
Finalist Xiaoyu Liu   Canada
Finalist Alexander Ullman   United Kingdom

Special prizesEdit

  • Radio-Canada People's Choice Award
    • Jayson Gillham, Australia/United Kingdom
  • Award for the Best Performance of the Compulsory Canadian Work
    • Jayson Gillham, Australia/United Kingdom
  • André Bourbeau Award for the Best Canadian Artist
    • Charles Richard Hamelin

2015Edit

The fourteenth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to voice. The Grand Prize was won by Keonwoo Kim.

LaureatesEdit

Laureates of the 2014 Montreal International Musical Competition
Rank Competitor Country Vocal Range
First Keonwoo Kim   South Korea Tenor
Second Hera Hyesang Park   South Korea Soprano
Third France Bellemare   Canada Soprano
Finalist Anaïs Constans   France Soprano
Finalist Vasil Garvanliev   Macedonia Baritone
Finalist Takaoki Onishi   Japan Baritone

Special prizesEdit

  • Radio-Canada People's Choice Award
  • André Bourbeau Award for the Best Canadian Artist
    • France Bellemare (soprano), Canada
  • Joseph Rouleau Award for the Best Artist from Quebec
    • France Bellemare (soprano), Canada
  • Award for the best semi-final recital
    • Anaïs Constans (soprano), France

2016Edit

The fifteenth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to violin. The Grand Prize was won by Ayana Tsuji.[5]

LaureatesEdit

Main prize[5]
Rank Competitor Country
First Ayana Tsuji   Japan
Second Bomsori Kim   South Korea
Third Minami Yoshida   Japan
Finalist Petteri Iivonen   Finland
Finalist Ji Won Song   South Korea
Finalist Fedor Rudin   Russia
Special prizes[5]
Prize Winner Country
Radio-Canada People's Choice Award Bomsori Kim   South Korea
André-Bachand Award for the best performance of the compulsory Canadian work in the semifinals Ayana Tsuji   Japan
Award for the best semifinal recital Ayana Tsuji   Japan
Award for the best performance of a Sonata in the semifinal round Ayana Tsuji   Japan
Bach Award for the best performance of a work by J.S. Bach in the quarter-final round Ayana Tsuji   Japan
Paganini Award for the best performance of a Caprice by Paganini in the quarter-final round Ayana Tsuji   Japan
CMIM grants awarded to the three unranked finalists Petteri Iivonen
Fedor Rudin
Ji Won Song
  Finland
  France  Russia
  South Korea

2017Edit

The sixteenth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to piano. The Grand prize was won by Zoltan Fejervari.

LaureatesEdit

Main prize
Rank Competitor Country
First Zoltán Fejévári   Hungary
Second Giuseppe Guarrera   Italy
Third Stefano Andreatta   Italy
Finalist Albert Cano Smit   Spain
Finalist Yejin Noh   South Korea
Finalist Jinhyung Park   South Korea
Special prizes
Prize Winner Country
Radio-Canada People's Choice Award Giuseppe Guarrera   Italy
André-Bachand Award for the best performance of the compulsory Canadian work in the semifinals Giuseppe Guarrera   Italy
Award for the best semifinal recital Giuseppe Guarrera   Italy
Chopin Award for the most outstanding performance of a work for solo keyboard by Frédéric Chopin Giuseppe Guarrera   Italy
Bach Award for the most outstanding performance of a work for solo keyboard by J.S. Bach Giuseppe Guarrera   Italy
CMIM grants awarded to the three unranked finalists Albert Cano Smit
Yajin Noh
Jinhyung Park
  Spain /  Netherlands
  South Korea
  South Korea

2018Edit

The seventeenth edition of the CMIM was dedicated to voice and featured two divisions - aria and art song. First prize in Aria was won by Mario Bahg. First prize in Art Song was won by John Brancy.

LaureatesEdit

Main prizes - Aria
Rank Competitor Country
First Mario Bahg   South Korea
Second Emily D'Angelo   Canada
Third Konstantin Lee   South Korea
Finalist John Brancy   United States
Finalist Mikhail Golovushkin   Russia
Finalist Andrew Haji   Canada

Main Prizes - Art Song

Rank Competitor Country
First John Brancy   United States
Second Julien Van Mellaerts New Zealand/United Kingdom
Third Clara Osowksi   United States
Finalist Gemma Summerfield   United Kingdom
Special prizes
Prize Winner Country
Radio-Canada People's Choice Award - Aria Emily D'Angelo   Canada
Radio-Canada's People Choice Award - Art Song Clara Osowksi   United States
Best Canadian Artist Award - Aria Emily D'Angelo   Canada
Best Canadian Artist Award - Art Song Rihab Chaieb   Canada
Opera Aria Award Mario Bahg   South Korea
Oratorio Award Andrew Haji   Canada
French Mélodie Award John Brancy   United States
Lied Award Julien Van Mellaerts New Zealand/United Kingdom
John Newmark Award for best collaborativwe pianist Joao Araujo Portugal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About the CMIM". Montreal International Musical Festival. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Home". Montreal International Musical Competition. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Montreal International Musical Competition (MIMC)". World Federation of International Music Competitions. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Archives". Montreal International Musical Competition. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "AYANA TSUJI TRIUMPHS AT THE CMIM 2016". Concours musical international de Montréal.

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