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2014 Stepping Stone: The 30 Contestants are…

The Canadian Music Competition is proud to announce the names of the thirty outstanding young musicians who have been selected to compete in this year’s Stepping Stone - the prestigious, elite-level classical music competition that helps propel top talent onto the world stage.

From May 21 to 29, these musicians will compete in Toronto for a grand prize of $10,000 offered by Canimex - major sponsor of the 2014 CMC and Stepping Stone -, a three-week residency at the Banff Centre and a chance to perform with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec at the competition’s July 5 gala concert in Quebec City. In addition to the $10,000 grand prize, the Stepping Stone also offers a second prize of $5,000 offered by Yamaha, long-time partner of the CMC, a third prize of $2,500 and a prize of $1,000 for the best interpretation of a Canadian composition. The remaining finalists will receive $1,000 each.

The candidates were chosen by a blind jury from a pool of close to 120 applicants, who collectively represent the cream of the crop of Canada’s top competition winners and early career professionals.

News posted Wednesday, March 26, 2014