Sound Advice with Rick PhillipsMontreal - June 2019

June 3 - 6, 2019 | 3 nights

International Violin Competition/
Concours Musical International

Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris, and a busy hive of music, art, culture, festivals and cuisine. The Montreal International Music Competition combines beautiful June weather with a prestigious event for musicians at the beginning of their stellar careers. 2019 is devoted to the violin, and we’ll take in the final round of the competition. Each finalist will play a major violin concerto with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. We’ll also share great meals and enjoy a private tour of the Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des beaux-arts) with time for exploring the city. It promises to be a stimulating experience for all music lovers. I hope you can join us!  

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  • Monday June 3
    We meet at our hotel before a welcome dinner - then to a concert at the Maison Symphonique.
  • Tuesday June 4
    Optional masterclass in the afternoon and the first concert of the final round of the competition in the evening.
  • Wednesday June 5
    On our final day we will visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and attend the second concert of the final round of the competition.
  • Thursday June 6
    Group check out from hotel.


  • 3 nights at a centrally located hotel in the heart of the city
  • 3 concerts including 2 evenings of the final round of the Montreal International Violin Competition
  • 1 masterclass (optional)
  • Private tour at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 2 meals (dinner or lunch, depending on schedule)
  • Rick’s informative chat covering the concerts, artists, repertoire, entertainment/dining options, suggestions, advice, etc.

Not included:

  • Transportation to and around Montreal (Please don’t book your transportation before confirming with Jane Clemens that the trip is a go.)

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Price per person in Canadian Funds:

  • $1929 in a shared room
  • $2355 in a single room

To reserve

  • Register by completing and sending in a BOOKING FORM. Registration and full payment is due by 22 February 2019.
  • The minimum number for this trip is 10. Your payment will not be processed until we’ve received the minimum number of registrations.
  • Deposit: $500 non-refundable due at time of booking. We highly recommend cancellation and medical insurance.
  • Balance due by March 2, 2015.


For information/registration, please contact:

Vision Travel Jane Clemens
Vision Travel Solutions Inc
251 Consumers Rd, 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M2J 4R3

1-800-475-9494 ext 2243       
 Direct: 416-915-2243

Ontario Registration Nos 50008498 and 50008499