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Twenty-seven-year-old pianist Jayson Gillham (Australia/United Kingdom) has won first prize at the 2014 Montreal International Musical Competition following his performance of Beethoven's Concerto No. 4, Op. 58 in G Major with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under the direction of guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero.

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Jayson Gillham

Beethoven: Concerto No. 4, Op. 58


Gillham will be awarded a cash prize of $30,000 for his first place finish.

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Jayson Gillham

Semifinal recital 


Gillham also won the $5,000 prize for best performance of the compulsory Canadian work, announced last week following the quarter-final round.

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Jayson Gillham

Marjan Mozetich: Tremors: Homage to Ligeti (2014)


The $15,000 second prize was given to Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, 24 years old from Montreal.

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Charles Richard-Hamelin

Rachmaninov: Concerto No. 2, Op. 18


Richard-Hamelin also takes home the $5,000 prize for best Canadian artist in the competition.

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Charles Richard-Hamelin

Semifinal recital


The $10,000 third prize went to the 24-year-old German pianist Annika Treutler. 

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Annika Treutler

Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3, Op. 26

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Annika Treutler

Semifinal recital


Winners were chosen by a distinguished international jury comprised of Michel Béroff (France), Daniel Blumenthal (United States), Hung-Kuan Chen (Taiwan), Abdel Rahman El Bacha (France/Lebanon), Janina Fialkowska (Canada), Blanca Uribe (Colombia) and Zhu Xiao-Mei (China).

The winner of the Radio-Canada People's Choice Award (decided by votes cast by the audience in attendance at the finals) will be announced at a gala concert on Friday, June 6, in Montreal. [Update: this prize was awarded to Jayson Gillham.]

Winners of previous piano editions of the MIMC are Beatrice Rana of Italy (2011), Nareh Arghamanyan of Armenia (2008) and Serhiy Salov of Ukraine (2004). Salov was also the winner of the MIMC's new Richard Lupien Improvisation Prize awarded May 20, 2014.


Listen again to the complete Piano 2014 finals, recorded live at Maison symphonique in Montreal by clicking the photo above.


Listen again to the complete Piano 2014 semifinals, recorded live at Bourgie Hall in Montreal by clicking the photo above.

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#1 posted by
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on Jun 05, 2014

art for art

there too 

lies purpose

let it out

real it in

all of it 

yours forever

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#2 posted by
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on Jun 06, 2014

wonderfull orchestral work throughout

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#3 posted by
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on Jun 06, 2014

the richard- hamelin rachmaninov put me under the table

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on Jun 06, 2014

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