Next live concert Concours musical international de Montréal – Piano 2021 – Semifinal – Bach Program (Part 2) will be on 05 May 2021 at 14h00

Concours musical international de Montréal and the great J.-S. Bach
The Concours musical international de Montréal, in partnership with the Festival Bach Montréal and Canada Classique, is pleased to share the videos of works by Johann Sebastian Bach as performed by this group of talented and up-and-coming international pianists.

At the end of the competition, the Festival Bach Montréal Award for the best performance of a work by J. S. Bach- valued at $1,500 – will be awarded to the most outstanding competitor.

Founded in 2001, the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) aims to discover and promote outstanding and deserving young singers, violinists and pianists. It is the only international competition in North America to be held annually and to present three disciplines alternately over a three-year cycle. Since the first edition devoted to Voice in 2002, nearly 4,000 candidates have sent in applications for the Competition and no less than 500 have been welcomed to Montreal, to the delight of music lovers.

Follow the Final online on the competition’s website: concoursmontreal.ca

Available from May 5th to May 30th 

Concert program

Semifinal – Bach Program (Part 2)

Cristian Sandrin : Romania
The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Filming location: Burgess Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, United Kingdom
Recorded by: Classical Media

Andrei Iliushkin : Russia
BACH / BUSONI : Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr, BWV 639
Filming location: Burgess Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, United Kingdom
Recorded by: Classical Media

Yoichiro Chiba : Japan
Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Sinfonia • Allemande • Courante • Sarabande • Rondeau • Capriccio
Filming location: Yumeria Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Recorded by: Mira Creative

Jiacheng Xiong : China
Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 890
Filming location: Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY, United States
Recorded by: Kaufman Music Center

Ying Li : China
English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
Prélude • Allemande • Courante • Sarabande • Gavottes I & II • Gigue
Filming location: Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY, United States
Recorded by: Kaufman Music Center

Krzysztof Książek : Poland
Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 869
Filming location: Pianosalon Riff, Warsaw, Poland
Recorded by: 16na9 Studio Filmowe

Kyoungsun Park : South Korea
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor, BWV 853
Filming location: Burgess Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, United Kingdom
Recorded by: Classical Media

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Concours musical international de Montréal – Piano 2021 – Semifinal – Bach Program (Part 2)

The 19th edition of the Concours musical international de Montréal is dedicated this year to the next generation of pianists. The Piano 2021 competition brings together 26 competitors from 11 different countries. For this free digital edition presented from April 26 to May 14, 2021, all participants had to include at least one work by Johann Sebastian Bach in their semifinal or final program.

05 May 2021 at 14h00

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