HISTORY OF THE COMPETITION

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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 :
    cash prizes
    scholarships, offering tuition and accommodation at Canada’s leading summer academies
    profesional recordings
    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.