358 singers from 52 countries apply to compete in Montreal in 2018
Montréal, December 19, 2017 – This past December 15, the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) received applications from 358 singers, resulting in the highest number of applicants in the history of the Competition. Up 190% from the previous voice edition in 2015, CMIM Voice 2018 received a total of 469 applications, 303 in the Aria division and 166 in the Art Song division, from 163 sopranos, 42 mezzo-sopranos, 60 tenors, 62 baritones, 13 bass-baritones, 11 basses and 7 countertenors. A record 52 countries are represented; here is the list of countries:
|Argentina||Czech Republic||Kazakhstan||South Africa|
|Australia||Finland||Macedonia, Republic of||Spain|
|Congo, Democratic Republic of||Ivory Coast||Russia||Uzbekistan|
The Competition will take place at Bourgie Concert Hall and Maison symphonique from May 27 to June 7, 2018. To purchase tickets, here is the box office information:
- Aria & Art Song First round; Art Song Semi-final and Final – Bourgie Concert Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts box office: mbam.qc.ca/en/concerts | 514 285-2000, option 4
- Aria Semi-final and Final/Closing gala with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal – Maison symphonique, Place des Arts box office: placedesarts.com | 514 842-2112 | 1 866 842-2112.
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ABOUT THE CMIM
The mission of the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) is to discover and support exceptional young singers, violinists and pianists from around the world while raising awareness for classical music. The CMIM is the only international competition in North America to be held annually, presenting three disciplines in a three-year rotation. Since its first edition dedicated to voice in 2002, 3,350 hopefuls have entered the competition and some 450 have performed in Montreal.
More details at: concoursmontreal.ca