The voice competition of the Montreal International Music Competition is not just awarding prizes to singers.  There’s also the $10,000 ‘John Newmark’ Award for the best collaborative pianist. There are twelve competitors, all under 35:


They join the 38 singers already announced.  And I’ll be there too.  I’m now fortunate enough, courtesy of MICM, to be able to be there for the whole of the song and aria competitions and I’ll be providing regular updates and, probably, live social media coverage throughout the events.


The line up for the vocal section of the Montreal International Music Competition has been announced.  There are 38 singers; all under 35.  They are drawn from 22 countries and include 8 Canadians.  There are two competitions; art song and aria.  The former is, of course, with piano accompaniment, the latter, at least in the latter stages, with orchestra.  I’m hoping to be in Montreal for the closing stages of the aria competition in the first week of June so watch this space.  Here is the line up:


More details can be found here.