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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.

      2020 Orford Music Award - Finalists
    • The Future is Bright

      Young virtuosos, all instrumentalists or singers residing in Quebec, will come together this summer to compete for the prestigious Orford Music Award.  Vote online for your favourite and see how he or she progresses through two evenings of elimination rounds and one electrifying final!  This coveted prize offers a unique springboard for the most promising artists of the new generation.

      Presented byOrford

    Prizes:

    • 1st PRIZE

      • $6,000 in cash
      • Invitation to participate in the prestigious Orford Music Festival 2021*
      • Full scholarship for a two-week stay at the Orford Music Academy 2021*
      • Concert opportunities
      • Professional audio-video recording session
      • Tailor-made coaching sessions
    • 2nd PRIZE

      • $4,000 in cash
      • Full scholarship for a two-week stay at the Orford Music Academy 2021*
      • Tailor-made coaching sessions
    • 3rd PRIZE

      • $2,000 in cash
      • Full scholarship for a one-week stay at the Orford Music Academy 2021*
    • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

      • $3,000 in cash
      • Invitation to participate in the prestigious Orford Music Festival 2021*
      • Full scholarship for a one-week stay at the Orford Music Academy 2021*

    *These privileges are still to be confirmed due to the uncertainty surrounding the holding of festivals and large gatherings.

    Winners of the 2020 edition

    • First place

      Poom Prommachart, piano

    • Second place

      Matt Dupont, harp

    • Third Place

      Abby Walsh, violin

    • People’s Choice Award

      Abby Walsh, violin

    • Meet the 2020 Semi-finalists!

      Prix Orford Musique 2020 - Matt Dupont

    Semi-finalists

    • 2020 OMA - Poom Prommachart
      Poom Prommachart (1st place)
      Piano

      Université de Montréal

    • 2020 OMA - Matt Dupont
      Matt Dupont (2nd place)
      Harp

      Université de Montréal

    • POM 2020 - Abby Walsh
      Abby Walsh (3rd place and People's Choice Award)
      Violin

      Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal

    • 2020 OMA - Justin Almazan
      Justin Almazan
      Viola

      McGill University Schulich School of Music

    • 2020 OMA - Élizabeth Pion
      Élisabeth Pion
      Piano

      Guildhall School of Music & Drama

    • 2020 OMA - Jean-Luc Therrien
      Jean-Luc Therrien
      Piano

      The Glenn Gould School

    • POM 2020 - Mélissa Tremblay
      Mélissa Tremblay
      Oboe

      Colburn School

    • POM 2020 - Richard Zheng
      Richard Zheng
      Violin

      Carnegie Mellon University