Home to 18 orchestras, 67 choirs, the Canadian Opera Company, the National Ballet of Canada, Tafelmusik, Massey Hall, Telus Centre, and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto is considered internationally Canada’s capital of classical music.

The International Music Festival and Competition has been conceived to provide musicians of all ages opportunities to perform, to conduct and to write music while receiving professional guidance by leading professionals in the classical music industry. The primary objective of the IMFC is to discover and support raw talent and to attract emerging artists with diverse background, artists of colour and artists with disabilities. The IMFC aims to foster talented musicians, conductors and composers, and provide them performing opportunities, career advancement and professional advice.

Music students and young professionals of all nationalities, ages, levels and musical disciplines are invited to apply.