Vancouver — The 53rd edition of the Canadian Music Competition starts today, with the first round taking place in Vancouver at the Tom Lee Music store’s Music Hall. From then until the beginning of May, 15 other Canadian cities will welcome this first stage of the CMC, followed soon after by Provincial Finals in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Québec.
The National Finals will take place from June 20 to July 5, 2011, at the Salle de concert du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal followed by the Gala Concert featuring the 2011 winners on July 14 at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau, presented as part of the Concerts populaires de Montréal series. The Orchestre Métropolitain under guest conductor Alain Trudel, who is also the CMC 2011 Artistic Ambassador, will accompany the winners.
The adjudicators for the first and provincial rounds of the 2011 edition of the CMC will be: pianists Louise Bessette, Jeanie Chung, and Maurice Laforest, violonists Geneviève Beaudry and Natalia Kononova, mezzo-soprano Patricia Green, flutist Gwen Klassen, guitarist Peter McCutcheon, soprano Sonia Racine, composer and oboist Elizabeth Raum, percussionist Philip Hornsey, and French horn player Pierre Savoie.
A Few Figures…
This year, the CMC National Office received a total of 579 registrations, 349 female and 230 male, between the ages of 6 and 29, spread over 11 categories: piano, strings, winds, voice, organ, guitar, recorder, harp, harpsichord, keyboard percussion, and chamber music.
The CMC National Office would like to offer its sincere thanks to all the CMC Chapter volunteers across the country.