OMNI Music Competition

Coronavirus COVID-19
Preventative measures taken by the Orchestre Métropolitain

The health and well-being of our young participants, jury members, and piano accompanists, as well as the general public, our musicians, employees, and volunteers implicated in the Competition are our highest priority.

In light of the recent directives given by governmental authorities regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Orchestre Métropolitain announces the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the OMNI competition due to take place on April 3, 4, and 5 2020.

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From April 3 to 5, 2020

Presented by 

 

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, enhanced by exchanges with professional musicians and new prizes to be won!

 

Competition rules

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.

Prizes

All categories

 

OMNI 2020 Grand Prize
$5,000 scholarship awarded to the winner of the Age 15-17 category

Hydro-Québec Prize
$2,000 scholarship awarded to the winner of the Age 12-14 category

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Prize
$2,000 scholarship awarded to the winner of the Age 7-11 category

Coopérative des professeurs de musique Prize
$500 awarded to a Coopérative student

Jury’s Choice Prize
$500 awarded to one participant in each instrument category

 

Strings Category

 

Age 7-11
$200 Wilder & Davis gift certificate and a gift basket

Age 12-14
$200 Wilder & Davis gift certificate and a gift basket

Age 15-17
$200 Wilder & Davis gift certificate and a gift basket

 

Winds Category

 

All age categories
$500 scholarship applicable to a stay at the 4th summer session of the Camp Musical Père-Lindsay

Age 7-11
$250 Twigg Musique gift certificate or a $200 discount on a Yamaha series 200 or 300 student instrument

Age 12-14
$350 Twigg Musique gift certificate or a $1,000 discount on a Yamaha series 4000 to 9000 intermediate or professional instrument

Age 15-17
$500 Twigg Musique gift certificate or a $1,500 discount on a Yamaha series 7000 to 9000 professional instrument

 

Piano Category

 

Age 7 -11
$250 award from Stingray and a $50 Archambault gift certificate

Age 12-14
$350 award from Stingray and a $50 Archambault gift certificate

Age 15-17
$500 award from Stingray and a $50 Archambault gift certificate

Key dates

February 28, 2020

Registration deadline

March 13, 2020

Competition schedule sent to participants (location, date, time)

April 3, 4 & 5, 2020

Competition

Locations: Coopérative des professeurs de musique de Montréal

Jeunesses musicales Canada

April 7, 2020

Announcement of results to participants

(Public announcement on April 8)

April 30, 2020

Gala Concert and presentation of prizes

Louis-Philippe Marsolais
Competition Ambassador

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.

Acknowledgements

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.

The OM thanks the Camp musical Père Lindsay, Twigg Music, Yamaha, Wilder & Davis and Archambault, partners of the Competition.