From April 3 to 5, 2020
This second edition of the OMNI Music Competition gives young musicians 7 to 17 years old the opportunity to experience an enjoyable and positive competition that promotes each contestant’s musical growth and development. The OMNI competition provides candidates of various ages, playing different instruments, with a venue to present their talent in a relaxed setting that promotes interaction between young musicians who share the same passion, enhanced by exchanges with professional musicians.
Online registration by February 28, 2020
OMNI Grand Prize
$5,000 to the winner of the Age 15-17 category*
$2,000 to the winner of the Age 12-14 category*
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Prize
$2,000 to the winner of the Age 7-11 category*
Additional prizes will be announced later; these include the Jury’s Choice awards presented to the winner in each instrument category.
* These prize winners may be from any instrument category.
February 28, 2020
April 3, 4 & 5, 2020
April 7, 2020
Announcement of results to participants
(Public announcement on April 8)
April 30, 2020
Gala Concert and presentation of prizes
A renowned recitalist, concert artist and chamber music player, Louis-Philippe Marsolais has been the Orchestre Métropolitain’s principal horn since 2009. Also a member of the Pentaèdre wind quartet, he performs regularly in North America, Europe and Asia. Over the course of his career, he has won many international prizes, including three at the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in Munich in September 2005.
Demonstrating a keen interest in contemporary music, Louis-Philippe Marsolais has premiered works from Canadian, Swiss, German and French composers for solo horn, horn and tape and chamber music ensembles. He is also an assistant professor at the Université de Montréal.
The Orchestre Métropolitain warmly thanks Stingray, official presenter of the Competition.
The Competition is presented in collaboration with the Coopérative des professeurs de musique.
The OM would also like to thank the Association minière du Québec (AMQ), official collaborator of the Competition, for its valuable support.