CMIM sets all-time record in number of applications


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
Armenia Estonia Lithuania South Korea
Australia Finland Macedonia, Republic of Spain
Austria France Madagascar Sri Lanka
Belarus Germany Mexico Sweden
Belgium Greece Mongolia Switzerland
Brazil Hong Kong Netherlands Taiwan
Bulgaria Hungary New Zealand Turkey
Cameroon Indonesia Peru Ukraine
Canada Israel Poland United Kingdom
China Italy Romania United States
Congo, Democratic Republic of Ivory Coast Russia Uzbekistan
Cuba Japan Serbia Venezuela
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: | 514 285-2000, option 4
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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:
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