Newswire | Meredith Wohlgemuth and Simone McIntosh Win CMIM 2022

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Montreal, June 10, 2022 – Earlier at Maison symphonique, the audience and the international jury of Voice 2022 attended the Aria Grand Finale of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM). After the performance, the jury members met one final time to deliberate and determine the winners of the Art Song and Aria divisions of Voice 2022.

CMIM – VOICE 2022

Over $220,000 CDN for the winners

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ARIA DIVISION

FIRST PRIZE
Simone McIntosh, mezzo-soprano (Canada)
Grand cash prize of $30,000 offered by la Ville de Montréal

PIERRE PÉLADEAU AND RAYMONDE CHOPIN SECOND PRIZE
Sarah Dufresne, soprano (Canada)
$15,000 offered by Quebecor

THIRD PRIZE
Valerie Eikhoff, soprano (Germany)
$10,000 offered by Stingray Classica

ART SONG 

JAMES NORCOP FIRST PRIZE
Meredith Wohlgemuth, soprano (United States)
Grand cash prize of $30,000 offered by the John R. Stratton Trust

The first prize comes with the Joseph Rouleau Career Development Grant of $50,000 offered by the Azrieli Foundation, as well as the Normand Beauchamp Winner’s Tour to Three North American Cities of $15,000 offered by Sarah Beauchamp.

MAUREEN FORRESTER SECOND PRIZE
Harriet Burns, soprano (United Kingdom)
$15,000 offered by Roy and Marjorie Linden

LOIS MARSHALL THIRD PRIZE
Bryan Murray, baritone (United States)
$10,000 offered by James Norcop and Rowley Mossop, in memory of Roger Bowen Mossop

SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS ARIA DIVISION

Simone McIntosh, mezzo-soprano (Canada)
Opera Aria Award$5,000 offered by Riki Turofsky and Charles Petersen
André Bourbeau Award for the Best Canadian Artist Prize – $3,000 offered by La Fondation Bourbeau
Montreal students’ coup de coeur Prize – $500 grant selected by students of CSSDM

Sarah Dufresne, soprano (Canada)
Observatoire québécois de l’art lyrique Prize$1,000 offered by the Observatoire québécois de l’art lyrique for the Best Competitor from Quebec or based in Quebec for at least one year
Montreal students’ coup de coeur Prize – $500 grant selected by students of CSSDM

Nils Wanderer, countertenor (Germany)
ICI Musique People’s Choice Award – Aria – $3,000 offered by Ici Musique
CMIM Grant for unranked finalists – $3,000 offered by Mireille Bourbeau, John Farrell and François Leclair

Hugo Laporte, baritone (Canada)
CMIM Grant for unranked finalists – $3,000 offered by Mireille Bourbeau, John Farrell and François Leclair

Adanya Dunn, mezzo-soprano (Bulgaria | Canada)
Bita Cattelan Philanthropic Engagement Award$5,000 offered by the WCPD Foundation

ART SONG DIVISION

Deepa Johnny, mezzo-soprano (Canada | Oman)
André Bourbeau Award for the Best Canadian Artist Prize – $3,000 offered by La Fondation Bourbeau
ICI Musique People’s Choice Award – Aria – $3,000 offered by Ici Musique

Meredith Wohlgemuth, soprano (United States)
French Art Song Award – $5,00 offered by Diane Loeb

Harriet Burns, soprano (United Kingdom)
German Lied Award$5,000 offered by Arija and Clarence Stiver

Michael Lafferty, baritone (United Kingdom)
André Bachand Award for the Best Performance of a Canadian Work$2,000 offered by Claudette Hould

Jinhee Park (South Korea)
John Newmark Prize for Best Collaborative Pianist – $5,000 offered by La Fondation Famille Lupien

Thank you to the many and precious partners who make it possible to award these prizes and awards.

A LOOK BACK AT VOICE 2022

The Aria Grand Finale was broadcast live on Facebook and at concoursmontreal.ca/en/live. It will be possible to replay all the events via our website and YouTube.

The CMIM received a total of 385 applications for its Voice 2022 edition. 32 young singers were selected, including 13 Canadians.

STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT EDITION!

The next edition of the CMIM will be dedicated to the violin. Watch concoursmontreal.ca for eligibility criteria and online registration this fall.

ABOUT CMIM

Considered one of the most prestigious music competitions in the world, the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) is held annually and alternates over a three-year cycle. Since its creation in 2001, the CMIM has aimed to stimulate the emergence of young musicians destined for a professional career and to promote their influence within the international artistic community while making classical music accessible to the greatest number of people. The Voice 2022 laureates join an impressive list of previous winners, including Measha Brueggergosman, Philippe Sly, Benjamin Beilman, Beatrice Rana, Angela Meade and Charles Richard-Hamelin.

Complete details at www.concoursmontreal.ca Facebook / Instagram: @CMIMontreal

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