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.

Lluis Claret


Conservatory del Liceu (Spain)

New England Conservatory (USA)

Born in Andorra from exiled Catalan parents, Lluís Claret began there his musicals studies, inspired by the personality of his godfather, Pablo Casals. Later the family moved to Barcelona where he studied at the Conservatori del Liceu. Also, during many years, he attended private lessons with Enric Casals, Pablo's brother who, however not being a cellist himself, has been his principal mentor and musical father. Important relationships with artist such as Radu Aldulescu, György Sebök, Eva Janzer, Maurice Gendron and Bernard Greenhouse have also had a strong influence on Lluís Claret’s personality.

Winning Pablo Casals and Rostropovich competitions launched his career worldwide as a soloist as well as a chamber musician (he is the founder of the Trio de Barcelona, member of the Berlin Trio, and plays in duet with Josep Colom). His high curiosity for contemporary music has brought him to great collaboration with such composers of our time as Pierre Boulez, Witold Lutosławski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Iannis Xenakis, Joan Guinjoan, Salvador Brotons and Agustí Charles, among others. His early and strong love for pedagogy brought him to teach for more than 20 years at the Toulouse Conservatory (France) and to give regularly master classes in Europe, America, and Asia.

Currently, Lluís Claret is teaching at the Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona and is a member of the faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston. He plays on a cello from Nicolas Lupot (Paris, 1820).

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