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      Lluís Claret

      Faculty: Lluís Claret Musical Instrument: Cello
    • Lluís Claret at the Orford Music Academy

      Lluís Claret was born in Andorra to exiled Catalan parents, and his musical journey began there. His inspiration was kindled by his godfather, the renowned cellist Pablo Casals. The family later relocated to Barcelona, where Lluís continued his studies at the Conservatori del Liceu. During this period, he also received private lessons from Enric Casals, Pablo’s brother, who, despite not being a cellist himself, became Lluís’s principal mentor and musical father. His formative years were marked by significant relationships with artists such as Radu Aldulescu, György Sebök, Eva Janzer, Maurice Gendron, and Bernard Greenhouse, which had a profound influence on his musical development.

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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.


    Lluís Claret

    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

      • collectif9 at the Orford Music Academy
      • Classe de maître avec Jean-Michel Fonteneau à l'Académie Orford Musique
      • Amir Eldan at the Orford Music Academy
      • Brian Manker at the Orford Music Academy
      • L. Lesser
      • Orford Music Academy master class with cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau
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