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THE SCOOP | Concours Musical International de Montréal Crowns A Winner

By Michael Vincent on June 6, 2019

Hao Zhou
American violinist Hao Zhou has been awarded First Prize at the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal.

American violinist Hao Zhou has won the First Prize at the Concours Musical International de Montréal last night at the Maison symphonique, as well as the Radio-Canada Audience Award.

He will go home with a total of $ 102,500 in prizes, including $30,000 in cash from the City of Montreal; $50,000 from the Joseph Rouleau Career Development Scholarship offered by the Azrieli Foundation, as well as a $20,000 violin and bow offered by the Manufacturers Forum. Zhou has also won a $ 2,500 Artistic Residence at the Banff Arts Center, and a concert at the New Generation Festival in Florence, Italy.

Zhou is a graduate of the Colburn School, and the 1st place winner at the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition. As a member of the Viano String Quartet, he was a prize winner at the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

 

The other winners:

  • Second Prize: Johanna Pichlmair (Austria) — $15,000
  • Third Prize:  Fumika Mohri (Japan / Germany) — 10 000$

Special Awards:

  • Sonata Award for the best performance of a sonata in the semi-finals, awarded by Wilder & Davis: Anna Lee
  • Radio-Canada Audience Award: Hao Zhou
  • André-Bachand Award for the best performance of the compulsory Canadian work, awarded by Claudette Hould: Johanna Pichlmair
  • Montreal Bach Festival Award: Johanna Pichlmair
  • The non-ranking finalists receiving a 3000$ offered by Maurice Dechamps, Joseph Rouleau, and Elizabeth Wirth: Elli Choi, Anna Lee, and Christine Lim

The jury for this year was Zarin Mehta (President), Pierre Amoyal, Kim Kashkashian, Boris Kuschnir, Cho-Liang Lin, Mihaela Martin, Barry Shiffman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Pavel Vernikov.

Congratulations to all the winners!

LUDWIG VAN TORONTO

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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