OMNI Music Competition

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.

Candidates are divided based on their age and instruments.

Age categories:

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

 

Instruments 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.

 

Candidates must perform at least two compositions of contrasting styles. The table summarizing the required performance time is in the Rules document.

 

Competition: March 23 & 24, 2019 at the 4220, Drolet Street, Montréal

THE WINNERS

Awards Ceremory: April, 6, 2019, 3 p.m. at Maison symphonique de Montréal

 

Grand Prizes

  • OMNI Hydro-Québec Grand Prize ($2,000) Jiajia Li, pianist, 15 to 17 category
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin Prize – Strings ($1,000) Levon Markosyan, cellist,  15 to 17 category
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin Prize – Winds ($1,000) Kaïla Stephanos, flutist, 15 to 17 category

 

Orchestre Métropolitain and Coopérative des professeurs de musique Awards

  • Orchestre Métropolitain Prize ($500) Azat Vartanian, violinist, 7 to 11 category
  • Orchestre Métropolitain Prize ($500) Zixiang Zhao, pianist, 7 to 11 category
  • Cooperative des professeurs de musique Prize ($300) Maxime Bourassa, trumpeter, 7 to 11 category

 

Jury’s Choice Award

  • Jury’s Choice Award ($300) Laurianne Houde, violinist, 15 to 17 category
  • Jury’s Choice Award ($200) Thomas Shahbaghyan, violinist, 12 to 14 category

 

Wilder & Davis Awards

  • Wilder & Davis Prize ($100 and gift basket) Félix Beaulac, violinist, Strings 7 to 11 category
  • Wilder & Davis Prize ($100 and gift basket) Seohyun Ki, violinist, Strings 7 to 11 category
  • Wilder & Davis Prize ($200 and gift basket) Thomas Shahbaghyan, violinist, Strings 12 to 14 category
  • Wilder & Davis Prize ($200 and gift basket) Sofia Gabriela Morao Barreto, violist, Strings 15 to 17 category

 

Twigg Music and Yamaha Canada Awards

  • Twigg Musique Prize ($250 at Twigg Musique) Maxime Bourassa, trumpeter, Winds 7 to 11 category
  • Twigg Musique / Yamaha Canada Prize ($500 at Twigg Musique or a $1,000 discount on the purchase of a Yamaha instrument) Alexis Bernier, flutist, Winds 12 to 14 category
  • Twigg Musique / Yamaha Canada Prize ($750 at Twigg Musique or a $1500 discount on the purchase of a Yamaha instrument) Mathias Leclerc, oboist, Winds 15 to 17 category

 

Thank you to all the participants and congratulations to the winners!

 

Competition organized by:

 

Thanks to our generous partners:

 

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Rules

The OMNI musical competition is open to young musicians 7 to 17 years old (on March 1, 2019).
Candidates must register online before March 3, 2019

The registration fee is $45.

Check payable to the Orchestre Métropolitain / Concours OMNI, sent to 486, Sainte-Catherine Street West, #401, Montreal (Quebec) H3B 1A6.

To pay by credit card, please contact Laura Eaton at 514 598-0870, ext. 35.

Registration fees are not refundable.
Rules document