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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE
SECOND AUDITION WITHOUT SCHOLARSHIP 
IS APRIL 6

*By applying before the deadline, you are automatically eligible to scholarship. There are no documents to fill or send. Scholarships are only given according to audition results.

Deadlines to apply

February 6, 2017. 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 6, 2017. Without 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 4, 2017. 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 $995.
The rate for a two-week stay is $945 per week.
For three weeks or more, the rate is $895 per week.

Voice and Piano Duet

Multi-level Rates:

The rate for a one-week stay is $995.
The rate for a two-week stay is $945 per week.
For three weeks or more, the rate is $895 per week.

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Wind octet

$1790

If you add one or more weeks of master classes:
The rate will be $895 per week.

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Trio with piano

$1790

If you add one or more weeks of master classes:
The rate will be $895 per week.

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String Quartet

$1790

If you add one or more weeks of master classes:
The rate will be $895 per week.

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Improvisation and New Music

$895

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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Orchestral Excerpts

$895

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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Baroque Music on Modern and Ancient Instruments

$895

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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Creation

$1790

If you add one or more weeks of master classes:
The rate will be $895 per week.

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Contemporary Music

$1790

If you add one or more weeks of master classes:
The rate will be $895 per week.

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Dang Thai Son

Piano


“A genuine musician” - Isaac Stern

An outstanding international musician of our time, Vietnamese pianist Dang Thai Son was propelled to the forefront of the musical world in October 1980, when he was awarded the First Prize and Gold Medal at the 10th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. It was also the first time that a top international competition was won by an Asian pianist.

He began piano studies with his mother in Hanoi later at the prestigious  Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia with V. Natanson and D.Bashkirov.

Since winning the Chopin Competition, his international career has taken him to over forty countries .He has played with numerous world-class orchestras such as The Philharmonia Orchestra , BBC Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Czech Philharmonic,  Staatskapelle Berlin, Warsaw Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Hungarian State Symphony, etc. under the direction of Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Pinchas Zukerman, Mariss Jansons, Pavvo Jarvi, Frans Bruggen…

Other career highlights include a New Year's Day concert (1995) with Yo Yo Ma, Seiji Ozawa, Kathleen Battle, and the late Mstislav Rostropovich, in a major international event produced by the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation NHK; concerts in Isaac Stern's last festival in Miyazaki, Japan in 2001 included three performances with Pinchas Zukerman and on Chopin's 200th Birthday, March 1st, 2010, he played at the Gala Concert at the Warsaw National Opera Theatre.

Since 2001, he teaches as Guest Professor at the Universite de Montreal (Canada.) He has sat on the juries of prestigious competitions such as the Warsaw International Chopin Piano Competition (2005, 2010, 2015), Cleveland (USA), Clara Haskil (Switzerland), Artur Rubinstein (Tel-Aviv), Hamamatsu, Sendai  (Japan), Piano Masters of Monte Carlo, Sviatoslav Richter (Moscow), Prague Spring International, Montreal International Piano Competition…

Dang Thai Son has recorded for Deutsche Grammophone, Melodya, Polskie Nagrania, CBS Sony, Analekta, Victor JVC, and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute.

Mr. Dang is the subject of the biography, “A pianist loved by Chopin - The Dang Thai Son Story”, published by Yamaha Music Media Corporation in 2003.

For more information, visit: www.dangthaison.net

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