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.


  • 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.


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


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.


Piano Trio
Orford Winds
Contemporary Music


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

Andrew Wan


Schulich School of Music, McGill University
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
New Orford String Quartet

Concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO) since 2008, Andrew Wan is also Assistant Professor of Violin at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, Artistic Director of Les Solistes de l’OSM, member of the Juno and Opus award-winning New Orford String Quartet (NOSQ), and for the 2017-18 season, served as the Artistic Partner of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. His relationship with the MSO began with performances of Elgar’s Violin Concerto, hailed as one of the top two musical moments of 2007 by La Presse.

As soloist, he has appeared in Canada, the United States, China, New Zealand, Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, and Switzerland under conductors such as Maxim Vengerov, Peter Oundjian, Vasily Petrenko, the late James DePreist, and Michael Stern. His live recording of the three Saint-Saëns Violin Concerti with Kent Nagano and the MSO was released by Analekta in the fall of 2015 to wide critical acclaim, garnering a Prix Opus and an ADISQ nomination.

Mr. Wan has concertized extensively throughout the world, appearing in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Taipei’s National Theatre and Paris’ Salle Gaveau in chamber music performances with artists such as the Juilliard Quartet, Daniil Trifonov, Vadim Repin, Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham, Marc-André Hamelin, Jörg Widmann, Menahem Pressler, and Cho-Liang Lin.  He serves as guest concertmaster for the Pittsburgh, Houston, Toronto, National Arts Centre and Vancouver symphonies, and has appeared as artist and faculty at the St. Prex, Seattle, Aspen, La Jolla, Toronto Summer, Morningside Music Bridge, Olympic, and Orford Music Festivals.  Discography includes releases on the Analekta, Onyx, Bridge, ATMA, and Naxos labels with James Ehnes and the Seattle Chamber Music Society, Les Solistes de l’OSM, the Metropolis Ensemble, and the NOSQ.

Mr. Wan received his Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Masao Kawasaki and Ron Copes.

Andrew Wan performs on a 1744 Michel'Angelo Bergonzi violin, and gratefully acknowledges its loan from the David Sela Collection.

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