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    • Who will take home the Grand Prize?

      The Orford Music Award is taking place on August 11, 12 and 15! This prestigious annual competition is open to Quebec residents only this year, so don’t miss your chance to discover the most exciting, new, local talent in classical music.

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      Prix Orford Musique 2020
    • 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.

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    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.

    Schedule

    • Tuesday, August 11

      Semi-final broadcast
      7:30 PM

    • Wednesday, August 12

      Semi-final broadcast
      7:30 PM

    • Saturday, August 15

      Grande Finale broadcast
      7:30 PM

    • Meet the 2020 Semi-finalists!

      Kei Otake

    Semi-finalists

    • 2020 OMA - Justin Almazan
      Justin Almazan
      Viola

      McGill University Schulich School of Music

    • 2020 OMA - Matt Dupont
      Matt Dupont
      Harp

      Université de Montréal

    • 2020 OMA - Élizabeth Pion
      Élisabeth Pion
      Piano

      Guildhall School of Music & Drama

    • 2020 OMA - Poom Prommachart
      Poom Prommachart
      Piano

      Université de Montréal

    • 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

    • POM 2020 - Abby Walsh
      Abby Walsh
      Violin

      Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal