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Deadlines to apply

February 7, 2019. You will automatically be considered for a scholarship if you apply before that date and if all of the audition material has been received.

April 4, 2019. Without a scholarship, acceptances according to available places.

Successful applicants will have to pay 50% of the fees within 14 days after the reception of the acceptance letter in order to reserve their place.

The full balance must be paid before May 2, 2019. In case of cancellation, the first payment is non-refundable. The second payment can be reimbursed if the student notifies the Admission Coordinator by e-mail at admissions@orford.mu, at the latest one month (30 days) before the first day of the stay. A $50 administration fee will then be deducted from the amount.

If a medical problem beyond your control prevents you from taking part in the Orford Music Academy, your deposit may be used for the subsequent year when a medical certificate is provided. However, you will have to go through the full audition process and be accepted again. If a scholarship was granted to you, it is not transferable to the following year.

Fees

  • tuition fees;
  • room in double occupancy;
  • meals at the Orford Music cafeteria;
  • access to concerts at the Orford Music Festival, subject to availability of tickets;
  • access to the training room.

Multi-level Rates:

The rate for a one-week stay is $1 020.
The rate for a two-week stay is $970 per week.
For three weeks or more, the rate is $920 per week.

Voice and Piano Duet

Multi-level Rates:

The rate for a one-week stay is $1020.
The rate for a two-week stay is $970 per week.
For three weeks or more, the rate is $920 per week.

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Improvisation 
Baroque Music
How to Reach your Full Potential
How to Win an Audition
How to Stand Out as a Chamber Musician

$920

If you add one week of master class, the rate will be $945.
For a stay of three weeks or more, the rate is $895 per week.

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Piano Trio
Orford Winds
Composition
Contemporary Music

$1840

If you add one or more weeks of master classes:
The rate will be $920 per week.

André Laplante

Piano

Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (Canada)


André Laplante, who in 2005 was honored to be named an Officer of the Order of Canada, garnered international attention after winning prizes at the Geneva and Sydney international piano competitions, then capturing the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks.

In recent years, Laplante has appeared as orchestral soloist with many of the great orchestras including the Montreal and Chicago symphony orchestras, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Sir Neville Mariner and has toured in Europe with the Toronto Symphony under Andrew Davis. He also appeared with the Royal Philharmonic under the baton of the late Sir Yehudi Menuhin during their extensive North American tour.

Recent seasons have also included a major concert tour of the People’s Republic of China, recital tours of the Far East, Australia and North America and appearances at major music festivals, including the Debussy Festival in France, the Pecs Festival in Hungary, the Orford Festival in Canada, the Cascais Festival in Portugal, the Salzburg Festival in Austria and America’s TCU-Van Cliburn Institute.

André Laplante has served as a jury member of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, the International Music Festival in Australia, the CBC National Competition, the Honens International Piano Competition, the William Kapell International Piano Competition and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.

An active recording artist, André Laplante’s releases on the Analekta label include works by Liszt which garnered a Félix Award in 1995 and a recording of Ravel and Rachmaninov, as well as an award winning Brahms album which won another Félix in 1996. He has also recorded for CBC and Melodia. His recording of Tchaikovsky No. 1 Concerto with Yoav Talmi and Quebec Symphony was nominated for the 2001 Felix Award. His performance of Jacques Hetu’s Piano Concerto No. 2 for CBC Records won the 2004 Juno award for orchestral recordings, as well as the Western Canadian Music Award. In 2010, Mr. Laplante received an Opus Awards for live performance: “Best Concert in Quebec Province.”

Mr. Laplante has been a faculty member of the Orford Academy for over ten years.

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