Before the CMIM kicks off, Chantal Poulin talks to us about the Piano 2024 edition.

Interview by Alexandre Villemaire
Genres and styles : classique

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One of the major annual classical music events in Montreal’s cultural ecosystem kicks off on Sunday, May 5. Recognized as one of the most important and prestigious international competitions for the new classical generation, the Montreal International Music Competition (MIMC) will see 24 young pianists from 12 countries showcase their expertise and talent.

Through various elimination rounds, over the next two weeks the public will be able to witness a heightened competition where, well, it’s anyone’s guess who will be able to predict which of these young musicians will stand out when only 6 of them will advance to the final where they will be accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and its guest conductor, the Chinese-American Xian Zhang.

With its well-established reputation for excellence, the competition’s identity has always been marked by the spirit of open camaraderie and conviviality of its community. Once again this year, competitors will have the opportunity to receive instruction from exceptional mentors in various master classes and – new this year – to take their music to a wider audience with The MIMC on the Road.

With just a few days to go before the start of the competition we talk to Chantal Poulin, General Manager of the Competition to get a glimpse of what the Piano 2024 programming has in store.

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