Pianists Play to Win in Montreal

A pianist who played in Montreal recently is now thirty-thousand dollars richer, and more importantly, has a wealth of impressive performing opportunities awaiting him, after he won a prestigious music competition. 

Every three years, pianists come from all over the world to tickle the ivories in the Canadian city celebrated for its international music scene. Their goal is to move large audiences with their playing, and impress a panel of music judges who can make career boosting decisions for the young musicians.  

Spotlight producer Paul Larson spoke with the winner and other competitors at the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM). 

The Montreal contest belongs to the World Federation of International Music Competitions.  If you missed the events in Montreal, you may enjoy the music online. Videos of performances from every round are available at the web site concoursmontreal.ca.

Spotlight is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. Spotlight is also supported by Hill and Hollow Music.

Photos courtesy of CMIM and Tam Photography.