Eight pianists representing six countries advance to the finals of the CMIM

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MONTRÉAL, QC – April 30, 2021 2:15 ET p.m. – Concours Musical International de Montréal (CMIM) has announced the names of the eight pianists who will participate in the Final Round of its 19th edition.

The international jury of nine, presided over by Mr. Zarin Mehta, met remotely to identify the eight outstanding competitors. The jury, spread over three continents, includes Arnaldo Cohen (United States), Martin Engstroem (Sweden), Till Fellner (Austria), Mari Kodama (Japan), Hélène Mercier (Canada), Costa Pilavachi (Canada), Charles Richard-Hamelin (Canada), Rena Shereshevskaya (Russia) and Susan Wadsworth (United States).

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The eight finalists will return to concert halls to record a second, one-hour recital in hopes of winning the top prize valued at over $180,000 including a concerto performance with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and a solo album recording on the Steinway & Sons label. The finals will be broadcast at concoursmontreal.ca from May 10-13 (full schedule below). Among their selections, each participant must perform one work by J.S. Bach in the semi-finals and finals and three of Twenty-four Preludes by Juno Award-winning Canadian composer John Burge.

Final Round Performance Schedule
(May 10, 10am ET) Alice Burla – Canada
(May 10, 11am ET) Marcel Tadokoro – France
(May 11, 10am ET) Su Yeon Kim – South Korea
(May 11, 11am ET) Chaeyoung Park – South Korea
(May 12, 10am ET) Yoichiro Chiba – Japan
(May 12, 11am ET) Ying Li – China
(May 13, 10am ET) Dimitri Malignan – France
(May 13, 11am ET) Francesco Granata – Italy

More information on the 2021 competitors and program information can be found HERE.

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