The distinguished French cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau has showcased his talents as both a performer and educator on a global scale. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has graced stages across Europe, Asia, Africa, as well as North and South America. For the past two decades, he has held the position of a cello and chamber music professor at the San Francisco Conservatory, in addition to his annual involvement in the Yellow Barn Festival in Vermont. His recent artistic collaborations have included performances alongside Peter Frankl, Nobuko Imai, Gilbert Kalish, Anthony Marwood, and Mark Steinberg.
During your stay at Orford Music, you will create unforgettable memories while evolving into the artist you aspire to be. Orford Music’s master classes are unique opportunities to work on your goals with the mentors of your choice.
The master classes include the following elements:
- Master classes or individual lessons lasting 2.5 hours per week
- Group activities (master class, Q&A sessions, technical lessons)
- Opportunity to perform in student concerts
- Opportunity to perform in paid concerts
- Access to a collaborative pianist
- Networking activities with faculty members and the student community
- Access to conferences on various topics related to a career in music (e.g., mental health, collaboration between artistic disciplines, stage presence development, etc.)
- Accommodation in one of our two residences
- Three meals a day, as well as full access to a kitchen and common areas
- Rehearsal studios equipped with pianos (available from 6AM to 11PM)
- Housekeeping, laundry facilities (for a fee), parking, and free Wi-Fi
- Free tickets to concerts at the Gilles-Lefebvre Hall (subject to availability)
- Opportunity to explore the beautiful landscapes of Mont-Orford National Park, the majestic Lake Memphremagog, and the tourist activities in the city of Magog
Please note that all COVID-19 measures established by the Gouvernement du Québec will be followed.