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    • 2024 Academy

      Stéphane Lemelin

      Faculty: Stéphane Lemelin Musical Instrument: Piano
      July 14 to July 20, 2024,
      July 21 to July 27, 2024
    • Stéphane Lemelin at the Orford Music Academy

      Pianist Stéphane Lemelin is well-known to audiences across Canada and frequently performs in the United States, Europe, and Asia as a soloist and chamber musician. His repertoire is extensive, with a particular fondness for German Classical and Romantic literature, along with a strong affinity for French music. This is evident through his extensive discography, which includes over twenty-five recordings featuring works by composers such as Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Poulenc, and Roussel.

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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.


    Stéphane Lemelin
    Piano, École de musique Schulich de l'Université McGill

    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

      • John Perry
      • André Laplante at the Orford Music Academy
      • Jean Saulnier at the Orford Music Academy
      • David Jalbert at the Orford Music Academy
      • Jimmy Brière at the Orford Music Academy
      • Ronan O'Hora à l'Académie Orford Musique
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