HISTORY OF THE COMPETITION
- Created in 1940
- National competition since 1963
- All the instruments of the orchestra, as well as voice, are featured on a rotating basis over a three-year cycle.
2016 : strings and organ
2017 : woodwinds, brass and voice
2018 : piano and harp
- The OSM Manulife Competition is one of the only Canadian competition to offer four categories of prizes :
scholarships, offering tuition and accommodation at Canada’s leading summer academies
concert opportunities all around Canada, including the privilege to play with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
- An important platform for young Canadian artists wishing to participate in international competitions.