82nd EDITION: VOICE
Dedicated to the voice, the 82nd edition of the OSM Competition will be held from September 13 to November 27, 2021. After the immense success of its first online edition, the Competition returns in full force for a second year in online format, enabling the public from coast to coast to access contestants’ performances.
Loyal to its mission of supporting younger generations of Canadian musicians, the OSM Competition will award more than $45,000 in cash prizes and provide winners with a whole range of performance and educational opportunities. The ICI Musique award will grant a professional audio recording in one of Radio-Canada’s studios, as well as its broadcast, while music lovers can vote for their favourite contestant to win the Audience Award. Additionally, all contestants will receive masterclass training by professional musicians.
Voice: competitiors aged 31 years old and under on December 1st, 2021
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HISTORY OF THE COMPETITION
- Created in 1940
- National competition since 1963
- All the instruments of the orchestra, as well as voice, are featured on a rotating basis over a three-year cycle.
2016 : strings and organ
2017 : woodwinds, brass and voice
2018 : piano and harp
- The OSM Manulife Competition is one of the only Canadian competition to offer four categories of prizes :
scholarships, offering tuition and accommodation at Canada’s leading summer academies
concert opportunities all around Canada, including the privilege to play with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
- An important platform for young Canadian artists wishing to participate in international competitions.
Among its 350 past winners:
Jan Lisiecki(piano-2009), just signed a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon for five CDs
Andrew Wan(violin-2007), Current concertmaster of the OSM
Karina Gauvin(voice -1987) / Soprano
Joseph Rouleau(voice -1949) / Bass
Léopold Simoneau(voice -1944) / Tenor