Montréal - Concours musical international de Montréal
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 3,000 hopefuls have entered the Competition and some 450 have performed in Montreal, much to the delight of music lovers.