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Today mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo, tenor Andrew Hadji, tenor Mihail Mihaylov, soprano Dilyara Idrisova, baritone Kidon Choi and bass Jongsoo Yang, competed for one of the six spots in the finals  for the Aria division of the CMIM 2018 competition. Tomorrow six more candidates will participate. Canadian Emily D’Angelo was the undeniable winner of the evening. Her performance was flawless. I can’t believe that she is only 23 years old! She is years beyond her age in terms of technical ability, interpretation and music comprehension. In fact she might be the most mature artist of the competition. She started with “Smanie implacabili”…

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Today mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski, baritone John Brancy, soprano Gemma Summerfield and baritone Julien Van Mellaerts performed to a full house at Bourgie Hall in the Finals of the Art Song division of CMIM 2018. Although the official results will only be announced on June 7, the winner appears to be Brancy. He and his pianist Peter Dugan understood how to captivate the audience, building a program that crescendo to a grand finale with Rachmaninov’s Zdes Khorocho and Vesennié vody. I tweeted during the performance “Back in April we predicted John Brancy would earn first prize at CMIM 2018 for Art…

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All eight semifinalists of the CMIM Art Song division (in the afternoon and evening sessions) gave solid performances, demonstrating master musicianship yesterday (June 1, 2018). However, American baritone John Brancy took it to another level and stole the show. Baritone Julien Van Mellaerts: When he started singing I found his voice smaller than the impression I had listening to him online in the first round. But his voice adjusted, and was able to fill the hall. La Scena’s Adrian Rodgriguez tweeted “flawless performance by Julien Van Mellaers. His Baryton martin voice was perfect for Phydilé.” Soprano Irina Jae-Eun Park: I…

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After Day 3’s third and final session of eight singers for the Round one of the opera component, and a 30 minute wait, the CMIM 2018 announced the 12 semifinalists of the Aria competition. They are in alphabetical order: Mario Bahg, tenor (27, South Korea) John Brancy, baritone (29, United States) Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano (31, Canada/Tunisia) Kidon Choi, baritone (32, South Korea) Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano (23, Canada/Italy) Mikhail Golovushkin, bass (35, Russia) Andrew Haji, tenor (32, Canada) Dilyara Idrisova, soprano (29, Russia) Konstantin Lee, tenor (29, South Korea) Mihail Mihaylov, tenor (30, Bulgaria) Petr Nekoranec, tenor (26, Czech Republic) Jongsoo Yang,…

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The first round of the Aria category of “Concours international de Montréal 2018” (CMIM) took place yesterday. Sixteen aspiring young singers from around the world, including four Canadians, gave their best effort in hopes to be part of the 12 chosen talents who will advance to the semi-finals and have the chance to sing at the Maison Symphonique with the participation of the OSM and conductor Graeme Jenkins. Next round will be held on June 4 and 5 at 19:30. La Scena Musicale magazine Publié par Don Adriano Sterling · 23 h ·  The first round of the aria portion cmim is about to…

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One of the most important music competitions in Canada: The “Concours international de Montréal” has begun!. The first Round was dedicated to art song. Eight out of 16 singers from different corners of the world were selected to pass to the next round: Julien Van Mellaerts Irina Jae-Eun Park Axelle Fanyo Rihab Chaieb Gemma Summerfield John Brancy Tomi Punkeri Clara Osowski Here are my impressions after the first round: The stronger performances of the day came from Baritone John Brancy and mezzo Rihab Chaieb. Brancy seemed to be in total control of his voice and very confident. He showcased great…

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After a full-day, 16 contestants, four hours of music over two sessions, and a short 20-minute deliberation, the CMIM has announced the 8 semi-finalists for the Art Song Contest to be held on Friday, June 1 at 3 PM and 7:30 PM at Bourgie Hall in Montreal. They are (in the order of appearance): June 1, 3 PM: Julien Van Mellaerts Irina Jae-Eun Park Axelle Fanyo Rihab Chaieb June 1, 7:30 PM: Gemma Summerfield John Brancy Tomi Punkeri Clara Osowski Our writer Adrian Rodriguez attended the first round on-site and will file a report in the morning. On April 1,…

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To help navigate the 2018 edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM), La Scena listened to all 38 participants to arrive at our prediction of the winners. This year’s contest is split into two divisions, Aria and Art Song. This has made the competition more interesting, with a highly competitive field in each division. Only two singers will participate in both. The 24 singers in the Aria division include highly decorated winners of recent international competitions. Besides the top two, there is a cluster of 13 other singers who stand a chance to reach the podium. This year,…

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I recently had the great pleasure of conversing with Joseph Rouleau, a Quebec bass of international reputation, still working on projects at 89. Why, in the middle of a singing career that would have filled more than one life, was he interested in the development of young artists? “If we go back to the 1950s, there was not much [opportunity],” he replied. André Turp, Robert Savoie, Maureen Forrester and I, we all made our first tours with Jeunesses Musicales. “I made my first tour in 1950-1951 with Jeunesses Musicales. This allowed me to sing in more than 40 concerts and…

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38 CLASSICAL SINGERS FROM 22 NATIONS TO COMPETE IN MONTRÉAL Canada leads the selection with eight singers Montréal, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 38 promising young singers—20 women and 18 men between the ages of 24 and 35, from a record 22 nations—have been selected to participate in the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) between May 29  and June 7. Canada leads the selection with eight singers, followed by South Korea with six singers. ARMENIA Anush HOVHANNISYAN (soprano, Aria) AUSTRALIA Kang WANG (tenor, Aria) BULGARIA Mihail MIHAYLOV (tenor, Aria) CANADA Andrew HAJI (tenor, Aria) Lauren MARGISON (soprano, Aria) Marie-Andrée MATHIEU (mezzo-soprano,…

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