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    • 2024 Academy

      Jimmy Brière

      Faculty: Jimmy Brière Musical Instrument: Piano
      June 30 to July 6, 2024,
      July 7 to July 13, 2024
    • Jimmy Brière at the Orford Music Academy

      Recognized as a brilliant musician, both authentic and versatile, Jimmy Brière leads a remarkable career as a pianist and pedagogue. He is invited regularly as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Canada and abroad. Jimmy Brière has been a guest soloist of numerous orchestras including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie, the I Musici de Montréal chamber orchestra, the Orchestra Classica of Porto, the Pleven Philharmonic, the Ruse Philharmonic and the South Bend Symphony, amongst others.

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      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.


    Jimmy Brière
    Piano, Université de Montréal

    Application Deadlines

    February 1st, 2024
    First Round (for automatic scholarship consideration)

    March 28, 2024
    Second Round (for scholarship consideration, subject to availability)

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    Audition material

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      • Ronan O'Hora à l'Académie Orford Musique
      • Stéphane Lemelin at the Orford Music Academy
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