Mini Violini at the CMIM :
five little violin prodigies

24 of the world’s most promising violinists will compete to share prizes and awards

The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) announces the creation of Mini Violini, a showcase for 5 junior international violin competition winners ages 10 to 14, in the lead-up to the 2019 CMIM. Concerts will take place on May 27 and 28 at Bourgie Hall; both evenings will be webcast on

“The spirit, virtuosity and energy of these children are simply stunning,” comments Alain Lefèvre, pianist and composer of international renown and Honourary Patron of the 2019 CMIM. “The audience will be glued to their seat.”

The spirit, virtuosity and energy of these children are simply stunning… “The audience will be glued to their seat..

This initiative aims to showcase the talent of the smallest virtuosi and encourage a stimulating preparation to major international competition, such as the Concours musical international de Montréal.

During the events, the 10 jury members of the CMIM’s 2019 Violin Edition will offer constructive comments to the young violinists. A single prize of $10,000 will be awarded by the public following a tally of votes both in the concert hall and online.

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The Minis

The 5 violonists were selected and invited by the Concours musical international de Montréal based on their performance at international junior competitions. Participants are:

Emrik Revermann, Canada (10 years old)
Natsuho Murata, Japan (10 ansyears old)
Hannah Tam Wan-Ching, Hong Kong (13 years old)
Shihan Wang, China (14 years old)
Samuel Tan, Singapore (14 years old)

Two Concerts at Bourgie Hall

Both evenings will be hosted by Mario Paquet.

Mini Recital : May 27 at 7:30 PM.?Each violinist will present a 15-minute recital.
Mini Concerti : May 28 at 7:30 PM. The Minis will perform a concerto of their choice, accompanied by I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra directed by Cho-Liang Lin, CMIM 2019 jury member.

Tickets are available at the Bourgie Hall Box-Office or by phone: 514-285-2000, ext. 4

I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra

Founded in 1983 by Yuli Turovsky, the I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra is comprised of 15 exceptional musicians whose varied repertoire ranges from the 17th century to today. Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor and artistic visionary, has served as artistic director since 2011. Each I Musici de Montréal concert is a unique experience combining discovery, tradition and innovation in classical music.

About the CMIM

Considered as one of the great cultural achievements in Canada, the CMIM is the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to feature three disciplines (piano, voice, and violin) in a three-year rotation. The 2019 Violin Edition will take place from May 27 to June 5 in Montreal: 24 violinists from around the world will compete to win prizes worth $150,000.
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