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.
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.