Join the Orford Wind Workshop team for two intensive weeks of wind quintet training.
This workshop will have participants work and perform as members of a wind quintet, a double wind quintet (dixtuor), and a section quartet. Four quintets (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn) will form the basis of this workshop.
In addition to chamber music and performance coaching, all participants will have master classes and private lessons with the teacher of their respective instrument. This also includes workshops on various topics, such as: auditions, professional life, career options, musician’s health, and more.
This is a golden opportunity to evolve in a community that listens to your needs.
Stéphane Lévesque (Bassoon and coordinator, June 9 to 22)
Born in Montreal, Stéphane Lévesque has held the position of principal bassoon with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) since September 1998. He has also held principal positions with the Saito Kinen Orchestra and the Mito Chamber Orchestra in Japan, as well as the Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall. Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, Mr. Lévesque as been teaching at Orford Music Academy for over 20 years.
Jennifer Grim (Flute, June 16 to 22)
Hailed as “a deft, smooth flute soloist” by the New York Times, flutist Jennifer Grim has given solo and chamber performances throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. For over twenty years, she was the flutist of the award-winning Zéphyros Winds and the New York Chamber Soloists. She is a frequent guest artist with the Boston Chamber Music Society, Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, Ensemble Flageolet, and has performed with such renowned ensembles such as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, American String Quartet, and with members of the Takacs Quartet and St. Lawrence Quartet.
Denise Tryon (Horn, June 16 to 22)
Tryon is the Associate Professor of Horn at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Tryon joined the famed American Horn Quartet as 4th horn in 2019. Previously, Tryon was fourth horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
James Campbell (Clarinet, June 9 to 15)
A Juno award winner and Order of Canada recipient, James Campbell has been called “Canada’s pre-eminent clarinetist and wind soloist, by the Toronto Star, “a national treasure” by the CBC and “one of the top half dozen clarinetists in the world today” by Fanfare Magazine. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician in over 35 countries with over 60 orchestras including the Boston Pops, the London Symphony and Philharmonic, and every major orchestra in Canada.
Nancy Ambrose King (Oboe, June 9 to 5)
Nancy Ambrose King, oboe, is the first-prize winner of the Third New York International Competition for Solo Oboists, held in 1995. She has performed throughout the United States and abroad as concerto soloist with the St. Petersburg, Russia, Philharmonic, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic, Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, Puerto Rico Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, England, New York String Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony, among others.
In addition to the above, the workshop also includes:
- Chamber music and performance coaching
- Master class and private lessons
- Opportunities to participate in one or more student concerts
- Networking activities with fellow musicians and faculty members
- Access to conferences presented by musicians and guests from various backgrounds on topics related to a musician’s career such as mental health, technique, finances, psychology, physical fitness, and more
- Accommodations in one of our two artist residences
- Three meals a day, as well as full access to the kitchen and common areas
- Practice studios equipped with pianos (available 6 AM-11 PM)
- Housekeeping, laundry (for a fee), parking, and free WiFi
- Free tickets to live performances in the Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall (subject to availability)
- The opportunity to explore the beautiful Mont-Orford National Park, Lake Memphremagog, as well as access to activities in Magog.
Please note that all Covid-19 regulations set forth by the Gouvernement du Québec will be rigorously followed.