OMNI Music Competition
Virtual 3rd edition

The Orchestre Métropolitain is thrilled to unveil the 30 finalists who will move on to the final round of the Competition. Congratulations and many thanks to all the participants!


The final round will be broadcast on the OM’s YouTube channel starting 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 8.


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See the list of finalists!


Watch their performances again below:


Competition rules

This year’s OMNI Competition will give young people between the ages of 7 and 17 the opportunity to share their talent in a friendly competition that creates a sense of togetherness, a core value of OM musicians and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Not only will the event build a network of young musicians who share a passion for music, but it will give them the opportunity to work with Orchestre Métropolitain musicians virtually. It’s sure to be a formative experience!

Final round broadcast schedule

Thursday, July 8


From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

STRINGS Category


From 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

PIANO Category


From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WINDS Category


7:30 p.m.

Announcement of the winners

Several prizes available
for young musicians

Thanks to the generosity of its partners, the 2021 OMNI Competition will award the following prizes:


François Schubert Grand Prize

A $5,000 cash prize to the winner of the 15–17 year old category*


Hydro-Québec Prize

A $2,000 cash prize to the winner of the 12–14 year old category*


Yannick Nézet-Séguin Prize

A $2,000 cash prize to the winner of the 7–11 year old category*


* Winners will be selected in each instrument category.

Coopérative des professeurs de musique Prize

$500 gift certificate given to a student of the Coopérative

Strings Category


Strings: Age 15-17 First Prize

$1,000 Canimex scholarship


Strings: Age 12-14 First Prize

$800 Canimex scholarship


Strings: Age 7-11 First Prize

$700 Canimex scholarship


Strings: Age 15-17 Second Prize

Wilder & Davis gift certificate and accessories ($250 value)


Strings: Age 12-14 Second Prize

Wilder & Davis gift certificate and accessories ($250 value)


Strings: Age 7-11 Second Prize

Wilder & Davis gift certificate and accessories ($250 value)

Winds Category


Winds: Age 15-17 Prize

$1,000 scholarship


Winds: Age 12-14 Prize

$800 scholarship


Winds: Age 7-11 Prize

$700 scholarship

Piano Category


Piano: Age 15-17 Prize

$1,000 scholarship


Piano: Age 12-14 Prize

$800 scholarship


Piano: Age 7-11 Prize

$700 scholarship

Each participant will receive a participation prize and constructive comments from the jury, made up of OM musicians and artistic partners.

Elvira Misbakhova

Ambassador of the 2021 OMNI Competition


We are happy to announce that Elvira Misbakhova, Principal Viola of the OM, is the ambassador of this third edition of the OMNI Competition!


To learn more about Elvira’s exceptional story, click here.

Key dates

Registration deadline

May 6, 2021


Virtual Competition

May 28, 29 and 30, 2021


Announcement of finalists

May 30, 2021


Final round

June 26 and 27, 2021 (onsite)

Broadcast on July 8, 2021

Announcement of winners

July 8, 2021

Candidates are divided based on their age and instruments.

Age categories:

  •   7-11 years old
  •   12-14 years old
  •   15-17 years old

Instrument categories:

  • The strings & guitar category includes candidates who play violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp and guitar.
  • The piano category includes only candidates who play piano.
  • The wind category includes candidates who play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, saxophone or tuba.


Laura Eaton
Education Manager

Orchestre Métropolitain

514 -598-0870, ext. 35



The Orchestre Métropolitain warmly thanks the OMNI Competition partners:





The OM offers its special thanks to François Schubert, sponsor of the 2021 OMNI Competition.