Montréal - Concours musical international de Montréal

The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) is an elite-level international competition open to classical musicians who are in the early stages of a professional performing career. The CMIM aims to stimulate the emergence of the new generation of musicians destined for a professional career and to promote their influence within the international artistic community while making classical music accessible to the greatest number of people.



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Considered as one of the great cultural achievements in Canada, the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to raise awareness for classical music through the discovery of young talent in an international competition context.

The CMIM also seeks to support young musicians from all over the world who wish to pursue an international performing career. The CMIM has allowed the world’s finest young singers, violinists, and pianists to be heard and to take off as high-level professional musicians.

Founded in 2001 by internationally renowned bass Joseph Rouleau and current Chairman of the Board of the Competition and its Foundation André Bourbeau, the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) is an annual event that draws over 6,000 spectators to concert halls and reaches even more listeners via radio and webcasts.

The CMIM is the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines (voice, violin, piano) in a three-year rotation.

Since its first edition dedicated to voice in 2002, more than 3,700 hopefuls have entered the Competition and some 500 have performed in Montreal, much to the delight of music lovers.

This year, the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) marks a first in its history: the inclusion of a Chamber Music round as the first part of the Semifinal round of Piano 2024, taking place on Friday, May 10 at 7:30 pm at Salle Bourgie. This exciting new element of the competition requires the candidates to perform a Piano Quartet with three principal strings players of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. 


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