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Loan of a Violin to a 2015 National Finalist

In collaboration with the Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation, the CMC is pleased to award the loan of a violin and bow to a national finalist of the 2015 edition. At a total value of $20,000, the “Rigoletto” violin by Wilbaux, built in Montreal in 2008 (based on the 1738 “Kemp” violin by J. Guarneri del Gesù), and the 2008 bow made by Emmanuel Bégin will be loaned for a 2-year period to an outstanding violinist of the 2015 CMC. To be eligible, candidates must be registered in the 15 to 25 year-old Strings categories, and must be heard by the jury at the National Final.

To apply, please submit the following documents by Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5 pm ET at the following address:

  • Resume or biography.
  • Presentation letter including your upcoming projects/concerts.
  • Recommandation letter from your teacher.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Marks achieved in the three rounds of the competition.
  • Pertinence of having a better instrument.
  • Pertinence of the projects involving the instrument.

A confirmation of receipt will be sent as soon as possible following receipt of your application.

The CMC reserves the right to cancel this prize if the number of candidates is deemed to be insufficient. The jury reserves the right to not award the prize if the candidates’ level of performance does not meet their selection criteria. The winner shall be determined by the jury, whose decision is final and without appeal.

News posted Monday, May 25, 2015