Only one male in Montreal final

Only one male in Montreal final


norman lebrecht

June 03, 2019

The CMIM finalists were announced overnight:

Elli Choi (United States)
Christine Lim (United States – South Korea)
Hao Zhou (United States)
Anna Lee (United States)
Fumika Mohri (Japan)
Johanna Pichlmair (Austria)

Pichlmair, the only European in the pack, has been a member of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since September 2017.


  • Suzanne says:

    Fumika Mohri gave two wonderful concerts in January at the Beethoven-Woche, the Beethoven-Haus Bonn chamber music festival under the artistic leadership of Tabea Zimmermann.

  • Tom says:


    • John Rook says:

      Doesn’t matter. The main thing, according to this site is that five out of six are women. More important than music, you know.

  • Cyril says:

    So the idea that competitions are for amateurs is hopelessly out of date? I really am behind the times then.

  • Karl says:

    Are men becoming obsolete?