From July 2nd to July 6th, 2024

This year, Montreal is hosting the prestigious Jurow International Harpsichord Competition. Founded in 1982 and held every three or four years in different cities in the United States, it will take place for the first time in its history north of the border. This initiative is the result of a collaboration between the Competition, Clavecin en concert, and the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. We are excited to offer harpsichord enthusiasts a unique opportunity to discover exceptional young talents.


Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
4750, avenue Henri-Julien
Montréal (Québec) H2T 2C8


Free admission or voluntary contribution

The judges

Preliminary Round

Maria Luisa Baldassari (Italy)
Luc Beauséjour (Canada)
Leon Schelhase (South Africa/United States)

Semi-final and Final Rounds

Olivier Baumont (France)
Pieter-Jan Belder (Netherlands)
Elaine Funaro (United States)
Hank Knox (Canada)
Sonia Lee, Jury President (Canada/United States)
Emlyn Ngai, Ensemble Music Judge (United States/Canada)


Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024

Harpsichord Recitals, Recital Hall

4:15 PM: Words of welcome from Luc Beauséjour, Artistic Director of Clavecin en concert, and Sonia Lee, Director of the Jurow International Harpsichord Competition

4:30 PM: Hank Knox, Music in the Italian Style

5:15 PM: Pieter-Jan Belder, Scarlatti and the Iberian Style (Sonatas by Seixas, Soler and D. Scarlatti)

6:00 PM: Elizaveta Miller, The Art of Transformation (Works by L. Couperin, Muffat, C.P.E. Bach and Ligeti)

Thursday, July 4th, 2024

Semi-final Rounds, Concert Hall

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM / 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM / 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM / 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Friday, July 5th, 2024

Harpsichord Recitals, Recital Hall

1:00 PM: Semi-finalists not advancing to the final

4:30 PM: Olivier Baumont, En famille: Louis et François Couperin

Video Screening, Studio 2455
5:15 PM: Elaine Funaro presents her video Harpsichord Diaries: A Musical Journey. Five Centuries of Harpsichord Music. Eric Love, narration and sound design. Andrea Love, illustrations and video. Video duration: 15 minutes.

Saturday, July 6th, 2024

Final Rounds, Concert Hall

3:00 PM / 4:15 PM / 5:30 PM / 7:30 PM / 8:45 PM

9:45 PM: Announcement of results

Elizaveta Miller


Semi-finalists :
Eden Azoulay (Israel)
Suren Barry (Canada)
Olga Davnis (Russia)
Sae Goto (Japan)
Mikhail Grazhdanov (Russia)
Iori Hayashi (Japan)
Joel Keller (Germany)
Joon Oh Kim (Canada)
Loïc Lapatrie (Canada)
Hanbyeol Lee (South Korea)
Mervyn Lee (Singapore)
Yunyi Lee (South Korea)
Peter Hong-Jo Lim (United States)
Ian Plansker (United States)
Maurycy Raczyński (Poland)
Sion Yoon (South Korea)

Substitutes :
Karl-Frédéric Bolte (Canada)
Lawrence Chiou (United States)
Joey Désaulniers (Canada)
Agata Sorotokin (United States)