From July 16 to August 12, 2017

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February 15, 2017


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Miguel da Silva

Masterclasses - Viola

July 16 to 23

Professor, Haute école de musique de Genève, Suisse

Artist in residence, Chapelle Musicale Reine Elizabeth, Belgique

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Jean Sulem

Masterclasses - Viola

July 23 to 29

Member, Quatuor Rosamonde

Professor, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris

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Paul Silverthorne

Masterclasses - Viola

July 30 to August 5

Professor, Soochow University School of Music

Principal Viola, London Sinfonietta

Visiting Professor, Royal Academy of Music

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Atar Arad

Masterclasses - Viola

August 6 to 12


Professor, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

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Jocelyne Bastien

Private lessons

July 16 to August 12

Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

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François Paradis

Private lessons

July 16 to August 12

Principal Viola, Orchestre symphonique de Québec

Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Québec

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Chloé Dominguez

Chamber Music - Strings

July 29 to August 12

Member, Trio Hochelaga

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Karine Rousseau

Chamber Music - Strings

July 16 to August 12

Professor, Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières

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Timothy Steeves

Chamber Music - Strings

July 16 to 29

Member, Duo Concertante

Professor, Memorial University

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Élise Desjardins


Pianist, Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

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Nancy Pelletier

Accompaniment - Strings

July 30 to August 12

Pianist, Conservatoire de musique de Québec

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This four-week program proposes to violists aged 16 or more a collaborative and personalized pedagogical approach. The Viola session emphasizes solo practice by offering daily masterclasses, private lessons and chamber music.

  • Private lessons (2 minimum per week)
  • Participation in masterclasses
  • Classes and themed workshops (technique, orchestral excerpts, etc.)
  • Chamber music
  • Student concerts


A limited number of students registered for the entire session, whose file stands out because of its quality and who will meet the superior selection criteria at Domaine Forget (degree of difficulty of the works performed and the exceptional quality of their performance) will benefit from one or some of the following advantages:

  • Small group classes with the guest faculty
  • Chamber music performance with one of the professors during the student concerts
  • Participation in an additional concert at the end of the first week of the session
  • Substantial scholarship


  • Collaborative piano services are offered for the masterclasses (it is the student’s responsibility to provide piano parts to the pianist)
  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session (possibility to attend other instruments masterclasses when schedules allow)
  • Free access to le Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the session*
    *Restrictions may apply for certain concerts
  • Sunday outings and student evening activities (bonfire, sports activities, etc.)


Ranking audition:

  • Monday, July 17, as of 9 A.M. (Part 1 - arrival on July 16)
  • Monday, July 31, as of 9 A.M. (Part 2 - arrival on July 30)

The ranking audition is for evaluation and placement in masterclasses and chamber music ensembles. Each candidate must perform one unaccompanied work lasting 5 minutes maximum. 
Each participant must submit a list of the repertoire that he/she will play in masterclasses or in private lessons. This repertoire must be uploaded to Your Profile no later than 6 weeks prior to the beginning of  your session. A follow-up email will be sent in due course.

Each participant must fully insure his/her instrument for the entire length of his/her session. Unfortunately, Domaine Forget does not rent or loan musical instruments.


Video link (Unlisted YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox links or any other link directly accessible, WITHOUT the need of a password) including:

  • 2 works, clearly identified - 20 minutes total – of contrasting types (style, period and composer), at least one with accompaniment.


Arrival: Sunday, July 16, 2017 after 2 P.M.
Departure: Saturday, July 29 or Saturday, August 12, 2017 after breakfast



Canadian student: $3,420 CDN

International student: $3,660 CDN


Canadian student: $1,805 CDN

International student: $1,930 CDN


One masterclass: $50 CDN

One day: $80 CDN

One week: $375 CDN


First instalment 

To confirm and reserve your place, a first deposit, non-refundable fee covering half of the full amount for your internship is required within seven (7) days, following your acceptance letter and invoice.

Second instalment

The second payment is due no later than May 1, 2017.


A $50 fee will be charged for any change, on dates, or duration of yourstay. Failure to comply with these terms, will result for the accepted student the lost of his/her reserved place. Le Domaine Forget reserves the right to cancel any program if circumstances demands it.


Le Domaine Forget will retain 50% of the second payment in case of cancellation of your registration. No refund will be made after May 2, 2017.



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