The 2020 Vancouver International Music Competition (VIMC) Committee held a press conference and fundraiser at the Canadian Music Centre – British Columbia Region, officially announcing the 2020 VIMC, after the successful inaugural competition in 2017, which was the first international classical music competition in the history of the province.
Organized by the Canada International Arts & Music Society (CIAMS), the 2020 VIMC was announced as a multinational classical music competition for four age groups and two instrumental categories including piano and strings. Eligible string instruments for the event include violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, and guitar. The VIMC aims to promote Canadian classical music worldwide by establishing prizes for performing Canadian classical compositions.
It was also announced that the final round of the VIMC will be held at Koerner Recital Hall on October 2nd, 2020. A concluding gala concert featuring winners of the competition will take place on October 4th, 2020. Winners in each instrumental category will be awarded a First Place Cash Prize worth $3,000. More details about the competition can be found on the VIMC website: https://vancouvercompetition.com
About the 2020 VIMC
The VIMC is supported by supporters and sponsors including the Canadian Music Centre in BC, Vancouver Academy of Music, VSO School of Music, Tom Lee Music and other private Donors. Other artistic advisors for the VIMC will include Daniel Bolshoy, Adjunct Professor of Classical Guitar at the University of British Columbia, Sasha Starcevich, a renowned international pianist, and Tomislav Nedelkovic-Baynov, Professor of piano at the National Music Academy in Trossingen, Germany. Other Jurors include Robin McCabe, pianist and professor of the University of Washington and Robin Braun, violinist.