There’s nothing like a good music competition to give us a little (positive) excitement in our lives.
The Concours musical international de Montréal has unveiled the running order of the candidates for the semi-final, which will take place in Montreal from April 26 to 30.
Due to the pandemic, the CMIM is taking place this year in virtual mode. The good news is that everything will be free for the public this year. You can catch the entire competition by going to the CMIM website.
The 26 semi-final hopefuls, including two from Canada, will play on Steinway pianos, with 45-minute programmes each:
- 10 a.m. — Tamila Salimdjanova (Uzbekistan)
- 11 a.m. — Alice Burla (Canada) **
- 12 p.m. — Ken Nakasako (Japan)
- 2 p.m. — Suah Ye (South Korea)
- 3 p.m. — Alexey Trushechkin (Russia)
- 4 p.m. — Dmitry Sin (Russia)
- 10 a.m. — Dimitri Malignan (France)
- 11 a.m. — Stephanie Tang (United States)
- 12 p.m. — Yeontaek Oh (South Korea)
- 2 p.m. — Su Yeon Kim (South Korea)
- 3 p.m. — Francesco Granata (Italy)
- 4 p.m. — Joon Yoon (South Korea)
- 10 a.m. — Zhu Wang (China)
- 11 a.m. — Ji-Hyang Gwak (South Korea)
- 12 p.m. — Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner (United States)
- 2 p.m. — Chaeyoung Park (South Korea)
- 3 p.m. — Kevin Ahfat (Canada) **
- 4 p.m. — Cristian Sandrin (Romania)
- 10 a.m. — Andrei Iliushkin (Russia)
- 11 a.m. — Yoichiro Chiba (Japan)
- 12 p.m. — Anna Han (United States)
- 2 p.m. — Jiacheng Xiong (China)
- 3 p.m. — Ying Li (Chine | China)
- 4 p.m. — Krysztof Ksiazek (Poland)
- 10 a.m. Kyoungsun Park (South Korea)
- 11 a.m. Marcel Tadokoro (France)
CMIM 2021 Jury
This year, the CMIM jury, chaired by Zarin Mehta, will include:
- Arnaldo Cohen (United States)
- Martin Engstroem (Sweden)
- Till Felner (Austria)
- Mari Kodama (Japan)
- Hélène Mercier (Canada)
- Costa Pilavachi (Canada)
- Charles Richard-Hamelin (Canada)
- Rena Sherevshevskaya (Russia)
- Susan Wadsworth (United States).
The results of the semi-final will be announced on April 30 at 2 p.m. Eight candidates will be chosen for the final, which will take place May 10–13. We will then be able to hear eight recitals of one hour each.
Between the semi-finals and the finals, a programme is planned with masterclasses, tributes and other video content, with dates coming soon.
The closing ceremony will take place on Friday, May 14 at 10 a.m., with the announcement of the winners.
Ludwig Van will be following the competition providing you with regular feedback.
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