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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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      2021 Orford Music Award
    • The Future is Bright

      Young virtuosos, all instrumentalists or singers residing in Canada, 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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      Canimex and Orford present the 2021 Orford Music Award

    • Do you want to apply for the Orford Music Award? If so, click here to view the application page.

    Prizes awarded in 2021:

    • 1st PRIZE

      • $8,000 in cash
      • Invitation to participate in the prestigious Orford Music Festival 2022
      • Full scholarship for a two-week stay at the Orford Music Academy 2022
      • Concert opportunities
      • Professional audio-video recording session
      • Tailor-made coaching sessions
    • 2nd PRIZE

      • $5,000 in cash
      • Full scholarship for a two-week stay at the Orford Music Academy 2022
      • Tailor-made coaching sessions
    • 3rd PRIZE

      • $4,000 in cash
      • Full scholarship for a one-week stay at the Orford Music Academy 2022
    • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

      • $4,000 in cash
      • Invitation to participate in the prestigious Orford Music Festival 2022
      • Full scholarship for a one-week stay at the Orford Music Academy 2022
    • Meet the 2021 Semi-finalists!

      Noël Wan at the 2021 Orford Music Award

    Semi-finalists

    • 2021 Orford Music Award -  Isabella D'Éloize Perron
      Le Four à Bois
      Isabella D'Éloize Perron - 1st place and People's Choice Award
      Violin

      The Glenn Gould School

    • Noël Wan
      Hôtel Estrimont partner of the 2021 Orford Music Award
      Noël Wan - 2nd place
      Harp

      University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign (alumni)

    • 2021 Orford Music Award -  Jessica Yuma
      Savonnerie des diligences
      Jessica Yuma - 3rd place
      Piano

      New England Conservatory

    • 2021 Orford Music Award -  Vincent Vu
      Villegia Manoir des Sables
      Vincent Vu
      Piano

      The Glenn Gould School

    • 2021 Orford Music Award -  Brian Yoon
      Cep d'argent
      Brian Yoon
      Cello

      Rice University (alumni)

    • 2021 Orford Music Award -  Joshua Wong
      Mont Orford Music Golf Club
      Joshua Wong
      Piano

      École de musique Schulich de l'Université McGill

    • 2021 Orford Music Award - Leland Ko
      Sepaq Parc National du Mont-Orford
      Leland Ko
      Cello

      The Juilliard School

    • 2021 Orford Music Award - Kevin Ahfat
      Villegia Cheribourg
      Kevin Ahfat
      Piano

      The Glenn Gould School

    • 2021 Orford Music Award -  Julia Mirzoev
      Espace 4 saisons
      Julia Mirzoev
      Violin

      McGill University

    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

    Winners of the 2021 Edition

    • First place

      Isabella D’Éloize Perron, violon

    • Second place

      Noël Wan, harp

    • Third Place

      Jessica Walsh, piano

    • People’s Choice Award

      Isabella D’Éloize Perron, violin