Prizes and scholarships
November 22 to 26, 2016
ORGAN & STRINGS
The OSM Manulife Grand Prize includes:
- A $10,000 Manulife Scholarship ;
- A concert with the OSM, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, on February 22, 2017, at Maison symphonique de Montréal;
- The Orford Arts Centre Prize: a recital at the Orford Arts Centre presented in 2017;
- ICI Musique Prize: a professional recording in one of Radio-Canada’s studios and the broadcast of this recording on ICI Musique;
The Michèle-Paré Prize:
- A $5,000 prize is awarded to the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Manulife Competition to support the development of a professional career in music.
Prizes for the top ranking winner in Strings
- The YOA Orchestra of the Americas Prize: a concert tour during the 2017 summer season. This prize is generously offered by Mrs. Ariane Riou and Mr. Réal Plourde;
- The National Arts Centre Prize: a performance opportunity at the National Arts Centre as part of the 2017-2018 season;
- The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Prize: a concert in St. John’s, Newfoundland, as part of the 2017-2018 season;
- The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre Prize: a recital in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, as part of the 2017-2018 season.
Prizes for the top ranking winner in Organ
- The Canadian International Organ Competition Prize: a recital in the series L’Orgue et son lieu, presented in the year 2017.
- The Oratoire St-Joseph du Mont-Royal Prize: a recital in the year 2017.
- The Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève Prize: a recital in the concert series Les Concerts de la Cathédral. This prize is offered with the generous contribution of Mrs. Barbara Bronfman.
The first prizes:
- A $10,000 Manulife Scholarship, awarded in each of the three categories (one of them included in the Grand Prize).
The second prizes:
- Strings Class B category: A $5,000 scholarship, offered by the Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Foundation.
- Strings Class B category: A $5,000 scholarship, offered by the Fondation Paul A. Fournier.
- Organ category: The $5,000 V. E. Lambert scholarship, offered by the Succession Lambert-Fortier-Gagnon.
The third prizes:
- Strings Class A category: The $2,500 V. E. Lambert scholarship, offered by the Succession Lambert-Fortier-Gagnon.
- Strings Class B category: The $2,500 Aline-Hector-Perrier scholarship, offered by the Fonds Les Amis de l'Art (Aline Hector-Perrier Scholarship) as well as Mrs. Louise-Marie Dion and Mr. Réjean Breton.
- Organ category: A $2,500 scholarship, offered by Mrs. Barbara Bronfman.
Prize for the best interpretation of a Canadian work:
- Strings Class A category: A $2,500 scholarship, offered by the OSM Volunteers’ Association.
- Strings Class B category: A $2,500 scholarship, offered by the OSM Musicians Association.
- Organ category: A $2,500 scholarship, offered by Mrs. Juliana Pleines.
Stingray Rising Stars Award - Public's Choice :
- $2,500 cash prize offered to the finalist who will get the most votes on the web and live at Maison symphonique during the final rounds on November 26, 2016.
The other prizes:
- The Banff Centre Prize: scholarships covering tuition and accommodation for a three-week session in the Music and Sound Department at the Banff Centre, in 2017 (offered in the Strings category).
- The Orford Arts Centre Prize: scholarships covering tuition and accommodation for a two-week music session at the Orford Arts Centre, in 2017 (offered in the Strings category).
- The Domaine Forget Prize: scholarships covering tuition and accommodation for a two-week music session at the Domaine Forget, in 2017 (offered in the Strings category).
- The Schulich School of Music Prize: scholarships covering complete tuition for a program of performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music (offered to first prize winners in the Strings A and Organ categories)
- The Paul Merkelo scholarship: a $2,500 scholarship open to all participants and awarded by a jury chaired by Paul Merkelo, principal trumpet of the OSM,
- The Paul Merkelo Scholarship is open to all participants in the OSM Manulife Competition who wish to apply. This scholarship has been established to promote talent and excellence, and above all, the determination of young Canadian musicians by supporting them in their dream of a career in music. The selection of the scholarship recipient is based mainly on musical excellence, the quality and relevance of the proposed training as well as financial need.