From October 10 to 21, 2017 in Montreal: fourth edition of the CIOC Competition

From October 10 to 21, 2017, the Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC) will welcome a maximum of 20 young competitors to Montreal from around the world for three separate competition rounds in different churches for the chance to win prizes totalling $115,000 CAD in cash and other prizes.





First Prize

also: recording and distribution of a CD under ATMA Classique label, 3 year career management services for North America by Karen McFarlane Artists, 3 year career development program by the CIOC
Second Prize             $15,000
Third Prize             $10,000

Special Prizes


Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award
Only for Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Awarded to the top Canadian in the semi-final or final Round of the Competition (to be eligible, competitors must include MacMillan’s Cortège académique in their program of the semi-final round
Bach Prize
Awarded after the First Round for the best interpretation of a work by Johann Sebastian Bach
and recital offered by the Montreal Bach Festival
Royal Canadian College of Organists
for the best interpretation of a Canadian composition performed during the semi-final or final round.

Richard-Bradshaw Audience Prize
Awarded by the audience for their favourite organist among the competition finalists.