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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Voice 2015: The 24 competitors



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THE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL COMPETITION
WILL HOST 24 CLASSICAL SINGERS FROM 9 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES


 10 Canadians, including 4 Quebecers, are among those officially selected 


Montreal, March 4, 2015 The Montreal International Musical Competition (MIMC) is very pleased to reveal the names of the candidates who will take part in the 14th edition of the Competition—the sixth dedicated to voice—this coming May 25 to June 5.

This year, the Competition received submissions from 123 classical singers of ages 20 to 33, from some thirty countries spanning five continents. The MIMC sincerely thanks all those who completed the online application, as well as the many professionals from major international schools who supported the candidates.

Over the past few weeks, three selection committees made up of Canadian opera specialists Olivier Godin, Aline Kutan, Chantal Lambert, Rosemarie Landry, Grégoire Legendre, Michael McMahon, and Richard Turp selected the 24 most promising young singers by auditioning their submitted video recordings. It is with great pleasure that we will welcome these candidates this spring, and we will do our utmost to offer them a stimulating forum for expression that will serve as a springboard for their careers. At the end of the competition, the winners will be offered various engagements, and will share over $80,000 CAN in prizes, including a $30,000 First Prize.
 
The 24 competitors —11 women and 13 men, with an average age of 27, from 9 different countries—are:
BELGIUM
Cathy VAN ROY (soprano)

CANADA
Owen MCCAUSLAND (tenor)
Meghan LINDSAY (soprano)
France BELLEMARRE (soprano)
Karine BOUCHER (soprano)
Claire DE SÉVIGNÉ (soprano)
Marianne LAMBERT (soprano)
Geoffrey SIRETT (baritone)
Suzanne RIGDEN (soprano)
Jana MILLER (soprano)

CANADA / UNITED KINGDOM
Cairan RYAN (baritone)
SOUTH KOREA
Hwan AN (baritone)
Kidon CHOI (baritone)
Hyekyung CHOI (soprano)
Byeong Min GIL (bass-baritone)
Keonwoo KIM  (tenor)
Seung Jick KIM (tenor)
Hye Sang PARK (soprano)
Jongsoo YANG (bass)

UNITED STATES
Eric JURENAS (countertenor)

FRANCE
Anaïs CONSTANS (soprano)
JAPAN
Takaoki ONISHI (baritone)

MACEDONIA
Vasil GARVANLIEV (baritone)

TURKEY
Dogukan KURAN (baritone)
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QUARTER FINALS May 25-26-27
SEMI-FINALS May 29-30
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514 285-2000, option 4
mbam.qc.ca
FINALS June 2-3
LAUREATES CONCERT June 5

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The mission of the Montreal International Musical Competition is to discover and support young singers, violinists and pianists who demonstrate exceptional mastery of their art. The MIMC is the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines in a three-year rotation. Since its first edition dedicated to voice in 2002, more than 2,400 hopefuls have entered the competition and nearly 400 have performed in Montreal, much to the delight of music lovers. 
Preliminary jury (photo legend)

1st row:
Aline Kutan (soprano, professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University)
Rosemarie Landry (soprano, professor co-head of the voice program at the Université de Montréal, Faculty of Music)
Chantal Lambert (soprano, Director of l’Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal

2nd row:
Grégoire Legendre (General and Artistic Director of l’Opéra de Québec)
Richard Turp (Artistic Director − Concerts Lachine and Director of the Voice program at Le Domaine Forget)
Olivier Godin (pianist and vocal coach, Director of the opera workshop of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and vocal coach at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University)
Michael McMahon (pianist and vocal coach, professor and vocal coach at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University)

Photo: courtesy of the MIMC

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