This year's competition, the 67th, was dedicated to voice and piano; semi-finals and finals took place at the historic Bon-Pasteur Chapel.
Nam will receive a Standard Life Scholarship worth C$8,000; a concert with the Montreal Symphony (OSM) and Jacques Lacombe on December 10; the chance to record (in a Radio-Canada studio) a demonstration DVD and CD; a performance in one of the "Espace musique" concert series and promotion over the Radio-Canada network.
She will also receive C$4,500 in other prize money, a concert at the Orford Arts Centre in rural Quebec in summer 2007 and a recital at Jeunesses Musicales of Canada House in Montreal (or at one of its regional centers). Nam also won the prize for best interpretation of a work of any style.
No first or third prizes were given in the voice category this year; three second prizes worth C$5,000 each were awarded to Marianne Fiset, Pascale Beaudin and Alexandre Sylvestre. The prize for best interpretation of a Canadian work and C$2,000 went to Chantal Scott, for her performance of "Aspects of rain" from Patrick Cardy's song cycle Autumn.
In the piano category, second prize and C$5,000 went to Justine Pelletier; third prize and C$2,000 was awarded to Vicki Ning Wang and the prize for the best interpretation of a Canadian work and C$2,000 went to Michelle Marie Santiago for her performance of Preludes Nos. 7, 8 et 9 by Howard Bashaw.
The chairman of the jury was Jean-Pierre Brossmann, former director of the Th_ê¢tre du Chê¢telet in Paris; among the other jurors were soprano Christine Brewer, pianist and former Curtis Institute director Gary Graffman, and, for the final round, OSM music director Kent Nagano.