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Canadian Music Competition

For the past 60 years, the Canimex Canadian Music Competition has been discovering and supporting the country’s best talent. It encourages emerging musicians to surpass themselves through discipline and determination, while providing them with a tremendous artistic development opportunity.

Our Story

Why We Exist

The idea for the Canadian Music Competition initially took shape in 1958 in Montréal. Since then, 14 chapters have been set up to cover all of Canada with more than 200 volounteers without whom nothing would be possible. The same spirit that drove the Competition’s founders is still alive today among these volunteers: as the pillars of the organization, they supply the energy and enthusiasm required for such a competition to pursue its objectives. We thank them warmly. Thousands of young musicians have taken part in the Canimex CMC since its creation. They include some of the greatest names on today’s national and international stages, such as Marc-André Hamelin, Chantal Juillet, Louis Lortie, Martin Beaver, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, André Laplante, Gwen Hoebig, Susan Hoeppner, Stéphane Lemelin, Robert Silverman, Angela Cheng, Anne-Marie Dubois, Desmond Hoebig, Angela Hewitt, Janina Fialkoswka and James Ehnes, to name but a few. The future looks just as bright.

Our Impact

What We Do

The competition relies on the support of hundreds of volunteers and annually welcomes nearly 500 young musicians. We give these young people the chance to have an experience of surpassing themselves, to play on an important stage while discovering new musical and social horizons. The Competition is a wonderful contribution to bringing together Canada’s young musicians, their families and their friends. We help these young people to develop their talent by offering an excellent cultural diffusion framework, both in the concert hall and on the web all over the world.

Our Programs

How We Do It

National Audition, coast to coast, Match to April 2019

National Final, in Calgary , June 13-30, 2019

Stepping Stone, in Calgary, June 4-12, 2019

Gala Concert, July 4, Rozsa Center, Calgary

Our Requests

What You Can Do

There are many ways to help by donating money at www.cmcnationalcom, by volunteering at one of our 14 chapters across Canada, and by encouraging by our presence in concert halls the Young musicians



Martin Boucher

Communications coordinator


Charitable Number: 891629396RR0001

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