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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Montreal International Musical Competition, Candidates' order of appearance


Montreal, Monday, May 6, 2013  –  The Montreal International Musical Competition officially announces the candidates’ order of appearance and the detailed schedule for the Quarter Final round, determined by means of a random draw this Monday, May 6. Please note that following the withdrawal of Mr. Jonian Elias Kadesha (Greece), the number of candidates is now 23. Two of the international jury members, Ms. Kathleen Winkler and Mr. Martin T. Engstroem, also regretfully announced that they are unable to attend the competition in Montreal. Mr. Mark Kaplan, from the United Sates, and Mr. Vladimir Landsman, from Canada, will replace them.

TUESDAY, MAY 7
1st  session

1:00 p.m.: Soo-Hyun Park – South Korea
1:50 p.m.: Yasuka Morizono – Japan
Break
3:00 p.m.: Nigel Armstrong – United States
3:50 p.m.: Fédor Roudine – France

2nd  session
7:00 p.m.: Suliman Tekalli – United States
7:50 p.m.: Nikki Chooi – Canada
Break
9:00 p.m.: Igor Pikayzen – Russia
9:50 p.m.: Jaroslaw Nadrzycki – Poland

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
3rd  session1:00 p.m.: Romuald Grimbert-Barré – France
1:50 p.m.: Wonyoung Jung – South Korea
Break
3:00 p.m.: Luke Hsu – United States
3:50 p.m.: Ji Young Lim – South Korea

4th session7:00 p.m.: Fumika Mohri – Japan
7:50 p.m.: Nadir Khashimov – Uzbekistan
Break
9:00 p.m.: Chiril Maximov – Moldova
9:50 p.m.: Chi Li – Taiwan

THURSDAY, MAY 9
5th  session
1:00 p.m.: Fabiola Kim – United States
1:50 p.m.: Zeyu Victor Li – China
Break
3:00 p.m.: Stephen Waarts – United States
3:50 p.m.: Soh-Yon Kim – South Korea

6th  session
7:00 p.m.: Marc Bouchkov – Belgium
7:50 p.m.: Diana Tishchenko – Ukraine
8:40 p.m.: Shenghua Hu – China

The announcement of the semi-finalists will be made following the last Quarter Final session on Thursday, May 9. The complete musical programme of each round is available at www.concoursmontreal.ca
Twelve violinists will be chosen for the Semi-finals and six for the Finals. The announcement of the laureates will be made following the last final session on Wednesday, May 15.

WHERE AND WHEN TO HEAR THE CANDIDATES
QUARTER FINALSMAY 7, 8 & 9, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Bourgie Concert Hall
in Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Per session: $15 | Student $7.50

SEMI-FINALSMAY 10, 7:30 p.m.
MAY 11, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Bourgie Concert Hall
in Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Per session: $20 | Student  $10

FINALSMAY 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m.
Maison symphonique de Montréal
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Guest Conductor: Maxim Vengerov
$50, $35, $20 | Student $25, $17.50, $10

GALA CONCERT
MAY 17, 7:30 p.m.

Maison symphonique de Montréal
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Guest Conductor: Maxim Vengerov
$65, $45, $30 | Student $32.50, $22.50, $15

INFORMATION AND BOX OFFICE

Tickets and passports for the quarter-final and semi-final rounds are available at the Bourgie Concert Hall box office: https://ebillet.mbam.qc.ca  | 514 285-2000, option 4.

Tickets for the final round, the Gala concert of the laureates and the Concert prestige are available at the Place des Arts box office: www.laplacedesarts.com | 514 842-2112 | 1 866 842-2112.

Packages are available. Prices are exclusive of all taxes and duties.

CONCERT PRESTIGE

MONDAY, MAY 13, 7:30 p.m.
Benefitting the Montreal International Musical Competition Foundation: Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and Triple Concerto with violinist Maxim Vengerov,cellist Stéphane Tétreault, pianist Serhiy Salov, the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal and Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Conductor and Artistic Director.

Maison symphonique de Montréal
Place des Arts box office: 514 842-2112 | $65, $45, $30 | Student $32,50, $22,50, $15
V.I.P. Tickets with cocktail: $150: 514 845-4108, extension 246

FREE ACTIVITIES

Several activities are also being held, free of charge and open to one and all. These activities will take place from May 7 to 12 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA).

VIOLIN MAKERS IN ACTION – MMFA Glass Court
MAY 8 & 9, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30  p.m. | MAY 10 & 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
See a violin maker at work, discover the tools of the trade, learn to better understand the craftmanship behind the instrument. The public is encouraged to ask these fascinating artisans questions about their work.

EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY VIOLIN AND BOW MAKERS – MMFA Lounge
SUNDAY, MAY 12 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Twenty professional violin and bow makers from across Canada will exhibit their instruments and bows. A unique opportunity to discover and hear the different sounds of the violin, viola, cello and double bass.

MASTERCLASS WITH RÉGIS PASQUIER – Bourgie Concert Hall at MMFA
SUNDAY, MAY 12 | 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Régis Pasquier, one of our international jury members, will offer a master class, which is open to the public and he will share his expertise with selected young violinists.

More details can be found at www.concoursmontreal.ca

The MIMC plays a key role in the finest tradition of classical concert music. The Competition seeks to discover and support young singers, violinists, and pianists who have distinguished themselves as masters of their art. Since the very first edition, dedicated to voice in 2002, nearly 2,000 candidates have applied to take part in the various editions, and, of these, more than 300 were given the opportunity to perform in Montreal, to the great delight of music lovers. The MIMC is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions, and of the Alink-Argerich Foundation.

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