On Friday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. ET, watch the live webcast of the gala concert from the 2017 Montreal International Musical Competition, coming to you from La Maison symphonique:
You'll hear Zoltán Fejérvári play Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3 — the work that clinched the $80,000 first prize for the 30-year-old Hungarian at this year's competition. To mark the Montreal International Musical Competition's 15th anniversary, former first prize laureates will also make an appearance: soprano Measha Brueggergosman (2002), pianist Serhiy Salov (2004) and violinist Benjamin Beilman (2010). The Montreal Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Claus Peter Flor.
In addition to these performances, the winners of the following special prizes will be announced:
- Award for best Canadian artist: $5,000 (offered by the Bourbeau Foundation).
- Radio-Canada People's Choice Award: $5,000.
- André-Bachand Award for outstanding performance of the compulsory Canadian work in the semifinals: $4,000 (offered by Jean-Claude and Raymond Bachand).
- Award for the best semifinal recital: $2,000 (offered by Tourisme Montréal).
- Bach Award for outstanding performance of a work for solo keyboard by J.S. Bach: $1,000 (offered by the Montreal Bach Festival).
- Chopin Award for outstanding performance of a work for solo piano by F. Chopin: $1,000 (offered by Liliana Komorowska).
- MIMC grant for the three unranked finalists: $2,000.
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