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Final of the Concours musical international de Montréal – Piano 2024 2023-2024

Final and Prize Ceremony

Experience the grand celebration of the piano during the Final of the Piano 2024 edition of the Concours Musical International de Montréal on May 15 and 16, 2024, at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. After a brilliant First Round and Semifinal of the competition, the Grand Final has arrived for the six finalists selected by the grand jury of the CMIM.

The finalists of Piano 2024 perform with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, under the direction of renowned conductor, Xian Zhang. For this decisive stage, competitors interpret a piano concerto of their choice. At the end of this stage on May 16, 2024, the international jury will unveil the names of the laureates and winners of special prizes.

Who will earn the prestigious title of laureate of the Piano 2024 edition? Attend all three rounds of the Piano 2024 edition and experience a thrilling celebration of the piano with the CMIM. Come applaud your favourite and witness the launch of major international careers from Montreal.


Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Xian Zhang, conductor

Finalists of the Concours musical international de Montréal


Final of the Concours musical international de Montréal

Xian Zhang


Xian Zhang is Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Emerita of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. Current and upcoming seasons feature the Philharmonia Orchestra La Verdi, Spanish National Orchestra, Komische Oper Berlin, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Warsaw Philharmonic, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the symphony orchestras of Philadelphia, Detroit, Minnesota, Montréal, Toronto, and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Xian Zhang will make her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 2024. Previously, she led opera productions at Den Norske Opera Oslo, the English National Opera, Washington National Opera, and Cincinnati Opera. Xian Zhang is the first female conductor to hold a titled role with the BBC Orchestra. Winner of the Maazel-Vilar Conductor’s Competition, she was the New York Philharmonic’s Assistant Conductor, Associate Conductor, and first ever Arturo Toscanini Chair.