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    • Who will take home the Grand Prize?

      Join us every summer for an intense week of competition featuring the best new talent  in classical music.

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    • The Future is Bright

      Twelve young virtuosos from across the globe will come together this summer to compete for the prestigious Orford Music Award.  Vote for your favourite and see how he or she progresses through three evenings of elimination rounds and one electrifying final!  This coveted prize offers a unique springboard for the most promising artists of the new generation.

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    The Prizes:

    • 1st prize

      $10 000 cash prize

      An invitation to participate in the 2020 Orford Music Festival

      A full scholarship for two weeks at the 2020 Orford Music Academy

      Concert opportunities

      A professional photo shoot

      A professional recording session

    • 2nd prize

      Cash prize

      A full scholarship for two weeks at the 2020 Orford Music Academy

      A professional photo shoot

    • 3rd prize

      Cash prize

      A full scholarship for one week at the 2020 Orford Music Academy

    • People’s Choice Award

      Cash prize

      An invitation to participate in the 2020 Orford Music Festival

      A full scholarship for one week at the 2020 Orford Music Academy

    Prerequisites

    Must participate in at least one master class or one workshop during the 2019 Orford Music Academy. Must be available from August 11 to 18, 2019. Must be 16 years of age or older. All instruments and voice are can participate

    Schedule

    • SEMI-FINAL I – MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 7:30 PM
      • Bowen Li, piano
        (Club de golf du Mont-Orford)
      • Matthew Koester, saxophone
        (Jouvence)
      • Annie SeEun Hyung, cello
        (Savonnerie des Diligences)
      • Saeyoon Chon, piano
        (Manoir des Sables)
    • SEMI-FINAL II – TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 7:30 PM
      • David Angelo, clarinet
        (Auberge de la tour et spa)
      • Matt Dupont, harp
        (La mie d’Orford)
      • Tong Wang, piano
        (Belania d’Amour)
      • Natalie Pang, piano
        (Hôtel Chéribourg)
    • SEMI-FINAL III – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 7:30 PM
      • Jessica Yuma, piano
        (Espace 4 Saisons)
      • Ryan Char, violin
        (Le Cep d’Argent)
      • Kei Otake, cello
        (SÉPAQ, Parc National du Mont-Orford)
      • Helen Pei, piano
        (Le four à bois d’Orford)
    • GRAND FINALE – FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 8:00 PM
      • Kei Otake, cello
        (SÉPAQ, Parc National du Mont-Orford)
      • Jessica Yuma, piano
        (Espace 4 Saisons)
      • Sae Yoon Chon, piano
        (Manoir des Sables)
      • Matthew Koester, saxophone
        (Jouvence)
    • Meet the Semi-finalists!

      The Orford Music Award semi-finalists are talented, hard-working and passionate about their art. But they are also dynamic, inspiring young people with a deep love of music and unlimited potential.  Discover their unique stories!

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    Semi-finalists