The prizes


First prize:

  • Barbara Bronfman Prize – $20,000
    The OSM Competition First Prize is named in memory of Barbara Bronfman – a lover of music and dear patron of the OSM. Thanks to her legacy gift, generations of talented young musicians will be supported in the launch of their careers and provided with the opportunity to perform with the OSM for the first time.
  • OSM Invitation Prize
    Offered by Canimex, invitations to perform in the OSM programming: recitals, chamber music, or other engagements.
  • Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel prize (Belgium)
    A residency at the Chapel during the 2025-2025 season offered by Marina Gusti.
  • ICI Musique prize
    As part of the first prize, ICI Musique will broadcast the semi-final recital of the winner on the radio, in addition to creating an artist profile. This profile will also be broadcast in the form of segments during various slots on the digital radio station ICI MUSIQUE Classique.
  • McGill University – Schulich School of Music Scholarship
    A scholarship covering tuition fees for a performance program at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University.

Second prize:

  • $12,000 prize offered in collaboration by the Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Fund and the Lambert-Gagnon-Fortier Estate.

Third prize:

  • $7,500 prize


  • Prize for best interpretation of a Canadian work
    $3,000 prize offered by the OSM Volunteer Association.
  • Ann Birks Career Scholarship
    This new scholarship will help support the launch of the winners’ careers beyond the Competition by offering coaching, training programs and performance opportunities.
  • $5,000 prize offerd by Mrs. Dixi Lambert.
  • Michèle Paré Prize
    $5,000 prize
  • Orford Music Academy award
    Three scholarships covering tuition and accommodation expenses are offered among the semifinalists for a two-week training program at the Orford Music Academy in 2025.
  • Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy award
    Three scholarships covering tuition and accommodation expenses are offered among the semifinalists for a two-week training program at the Domaine Forget de Charlevoix International Music and Dance Academy in 2025.
  • Stingray Rising Stars – Audience award
    Stingray is offering a $2,500 prize to the performer who receives the most online votes.
  • Air Canada Prizes
    Semifinalists will each receive a $1,000 Air Canada gift card to cover their transportation or use at their discretion.
  • Semifinalits prizes
    The OSM Musicians Association offers $500 prizes to the semifinalists who did not reach the final round.