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.

From April 26 to May 14, 2021, 26 of the world’s finest young pianists will take part in the 19th edition of the CMIM. Modern technology and the generous support of our loyal partners will allow us to realize an entirely online competition where emotion is guaranteed to transcend the screen.Hailing from eleven different countries and currently confined in sixteen different cities, the competitors, selected over a year ago, are eager to take the plunge into this great digital adventure.Chosen from 229 candidates auditioned by a preliminary jury, these 27 young artists are among the rising elite of the piano world. They are already the major talents of tomorrow.

Ranging in age from 21 to 30, from 11 different countries (Canada, China, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Korea, United States and Uzbekistan), they are ready to immerse themselves in the CMIM adventure.The pianists will compete in two rounds. The twenty-six recitals of the semifinal round and the eight recitals of the final round will be professionally recorded around the world.

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