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, 7:30 PM:
Our writer Adrian Rodriguez attended the first round on-site and will file a report in the morning.
On April 1, La Scena published our predictions (see article) and for the Art Song contest, we are so far 75%. Brancy and Osowski were in our top three, and my choice for third Samuel Hasselhorn recently won the top prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition and subsequently withdrew from the CMIM. Also, Park and Chaieb were in my top 8.
The CMIM continues on May 30 with the first round of the Aria Contest (see www.concoursmontreal.ca)
Follow the competition live online at https://concoursmontreal.ca/en/live/