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.

How to reach your full potential – for string players


  • From July 14th 2019 to July 20th 2019

International solo cellist, teacher and communicator Robert Cohen is back at Orford Music! This amazing musician has received a lot of praise for his work, notably: “It is easy to hear what all the fuss is about. He plays like a God” (New York Stereo); “Lovers of fine string playing should drop everything” (The Guardian).

This one-week workshop is aimed to help serious string players to reach their full potential on the brink of entering the musical profession. In addition to teaching cello, Mr. Cohen has taught many violinists and violists at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Switzerland and at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Each lecture will be followed by a workshop.

1. Practicing
Structured, productive and satisfying.

2. Sound
Power and beauty.

3. Vibrato and staccato
Techniques for complete control and flexibility.

4. Memorizing music
The five fundamentals.

5. Performing anxieties
How to deal with stage fright.

Robert Cohen’s lecture series provides a fundamental basis of how to approach all aspects of the musician’s life, from entering the practice room to performing on the concert stage. It is a consistent and systematic approach to the whole identity of being a musician.

Robert Cohen’s motivational guidance leads musicians to a deeper understanding and a higher level of accomplishment.


Robert Cohen made his concerto debut at the age of twelve at the Royal Festival Hall London and throughout the following forty years of his distinguished international career, has been hailed as one of the foremost cellists of our time. “It is easy to hear what the fuss is about, he plays like a God” (New York Stereo Review). Invited to perform concertos world-wide by conductors Claudio Abbado, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, and Sir Simon Rattle, Robert Cohen has also collaborated in chamber music with many renowned soloists and ensembles such as Yehudi Menuhin and the Amadeus String Quartet (including their CD of Schubert Quintet on DGG). Robert Cohen made his recording debut at age 19 with the Elgar Cello Concerto and London Philharmonic (EMI), which earned a silver disc for sales of more than 1/4 million, since when he has recorded extensively for BIS, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony and under long-term contract to Decca. Cohen studied with William Pleeth, Jacqueline du Pré, and Mstislav Rostropovich and became an inspirational educator, giving masterclasses and lectures worldwide. Cohen is a Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London and in 2014, they launched The Cohen Lectures, an annual six-part series on the art...


If you add one week of master class, the rate will be $970.
For a stay of three weeks or more, the rate is $920 per week.

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