Formerly a part of the NDG Arts and Letters Festival, the Montreal Classical Music Festival draws each year an increasing number of participants as well as attracting a greater public audience.
Since 2000, the QMTA has assumed directorship of the Festival, a responsibility which for many years was cared for by Mrs. Milda Ruffo, in partnership with the Borough of Verdun.
As of 2019, the event will be sponsored and hosted by the prestigious École de musique Vincent-d'Indy.
DESCRIPTION | The Montreal Classical Music Festival is a competition designed for young musicians aged 5 to 23 (singers 30) who are currently studying music with QMTA members, in the following categories: music writing, voice, piano, strings, violin, cello, winds, and guitar.
SESSIONS | Performance sessions will be held at the École de musique Vincent-d'Indy, 628, ch. Cote-Ste-Catherine, Outremont, H2V 2C5, May 16–17, 2020. All sessions are open to the public and admission is free.
GALA | A Gala and Awards ceremony will be presented at the École de musique Vincent-d'Indy on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 7 p.m. General admission is $10 and free for participants and children under 12.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE | The committee is comprised of David Côté as coordinator, Monique Armand as assistant-coordinator, Danielle Langevin as secretary-registrar, and Patrycia Meunier as treasurer.
SPONSORSHIP | We offer bursaries, prizes, and trophies to the winners. We could not do it without our sponsors' support. Learn how to BECOME A SPONSOR today.
Montreal Classical Music Festival
336 St. Francis Blvd, Suite 2,
Chateauguay (Quebec) J6J 1Z3
|5, 6, 7 years and under||Élem. IV||1||Prép.|
|8, 9 years and under||Élem. V||2||1|
|10, 11 years and under||Élem. VI||3||2|
|12 years and under||Sec. I||4||3|
|13 years and under||Sec. II||5||4|
|14 years and under||Sec. III||6||5|
|15 years and under||Sec. IV||7||6|
|16 years and under||Sec. V||8||7|
|17 years and under||Coll. I||9||8|
|18 years and under||Coll. II||10||9|
|23 years and under||University||ARCT||Post-laureate|
5-11 years and under
12-16 years and under
|$ 35||$ 40||$ 50|
Piano duo & trio
|$ 25||$ 30||$ 30|
Entry fees towards music writing competition are not the same.
Marie-Jeanne Fortier Trophy: piano solo 9 years and under
Henry Finkel Trophy: piano solo 13 years and under
Rose Goldblatt Trophy: piano solo 17 years and under
Coop Vincent-d'Indy Trophy: piano solo 18 years and over
John Ringwood Trophy: piano concerto
Daisy Palos Trophy: piano ensemble
Mavis Veit Trophy : voice
William Stevens Trophy: guitar
Daphne Sandercock Trophy: violin 13 years and under
Rita Barg Trophy: violin 14 years and over
Mhairi Thomson-Tessier Trophy: cello
EMV Trophy: music writing
Senior grand champion and Junior grand champion of all categories offered by Quebec Music Education Foundation.
|8 years and under||5 minutes||$ 30|
|11 years and under||7 minutes||$ 35|
|15 years and under||10 minutes||$ 40|
|19 years and under||15 minutes||$ 45|
|23 years and under||20 minutes||$ 50|
All messages and convocation slips are sent through teachers, who forward them to their students.
All efforts will be made to ensure that all documents, convocations, certificates, etc. are drawn in the competitors preferred language, as indicated on the entry form.