Voice 2012, the 10th edition of the Montreal International Music Competition, runs from May 28 to June 8, 2012 with 32 singers from around the world competing in front of a distinguished international jury and live audience for prizes and engagements worth over $150,000.
The competition established by Jeunesses Musicales Canada has helped nurture many fine artists who have gone on to big careers. In voice alone, the ranks are rich indeed: Measha Brueggergosman, Angela Meade, Marianne Fiset, Julie Boulianne, Yannick-Muriel Noah, Joseph Kaiser, Phillip Addis and Burak Bilgili, just to name a few.
MIMC has received high praise for its organizational excellence as well as its rich prize money of over $150,000 CAD, including a Career Development program valued at $20,000. Equally important is the presence on the jury of heads of opera houses, artist agencies, eminent singers and pedagogues, individuals who can open doors for the aspiring singer.
Presided over by MIMC president André Bourbeau, this year’s jury panel includes Sir Thomas Allen, Edith Bers, Jean-Pierre Brossmann, Dominique Meyer, Renata Scotto, Dmitry Vdovin, as well as Canada’s Joseph Rouleau, Kwamé Ryan, and Edith Wiens.
Listen on Radio 2: from Tuesday, June 5, to Thursday, June 7, tune in to Tempo with host Julie Nesrallah for daily features of the finalists in competition (around 12 p.m./12:30 in Newfoundland). On Sunday, June 10 (11 a.m./11:30 NT), join host Bill Richardson and guest columnist Lindsay Michael for the best of the best: two hours of competition highlights curated by In Concert.