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Chamber Orchestra

Nicolas Ellis

Conductor - Chamber Orchestra

August 12 to 24

First Guest Conductor, Violons du Roy

Conductor and Artistic Director, Orchestre de l’Agora

Musical Director, Orchestre National de Bretagne

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Chamber Orchestra

Jean-Marie Zeitouni

Conductor - Chamber Orchestra

August 12 to 24


Professor and conductor Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

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Chamber Orchestra

Mathieu Lussier

Conductor - Chamber Orchestra

August 12 to 24

Professor, Université de Montréal

Artistic Director, Arion Baroque Orchestra

Artistic Director, Domaine Forget de Charlevoix

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Chamber Orchestra

Les Violons du Roy

Ensemble-in-Residence - Chamber Orchestra

August 12 to 24

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Chamber Orchestra


Woodwind Quintet in residence

August 12 to 24

Élise Poulin, oboe / Martin Carpentier, clarinet / Louis-Philippe Marsolais, horn / Ariane Brisson, flute / Mathieu Lussier, bassoon

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This “side-by-side” intensive two-week program, presented in collaboration with Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Nicolas Ellis, Jean-Marie Zeitouni and Mathieu Lussier is intended for very advanced or professional level instrumentalists (minimum age of 18) who wish to develop a greater expertise in mastering the different aesthetics and particularities of playing in a chamber orchestra, covering a repertoire ranging from the Baroque period to the Romantic period.

At the end of the program, during the concerts on August 22 and 24, 2024, the participants will join their talents to the voice program to present the final scenes of two major works of the lyrical repertoire: Offenbach’s La vie parisienne and Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Also, in the intimate setting of St-Irénée’s church, a chamber music concert will be held by participants from both programs featuring French melodies for voice, strings, and piano.

Program open to the following instruments:

  • Strings
    12 violins, 6 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses

  • Woodwinds
    1 flute, 1 clarinet, 1 oboe, 1 bassoon

  • Brass
    1 horn

  • Keyboard
    1 harpsichord

The program includes:

  • Rehearsals and concert performances alongside the musicians of Les Violons du Roy and Pentaèdre, with conductors Nicolas Ellis, Mathieu Lussier and Jean-Marie Zeitouni.

  • Sectionals and thematic workshops: bow techniques, scores analysis, history, aesthetics, etc.

  • Group lessons with members of Les Violons du Roy and Pentaèdre


BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN: The Creatures of Prometheus, op. 43 (Excerpts)
GOSSEC: Symphony « La chasse »
MENDELSSOHN: Overture « Les Hébrides »
BIZET: Symphony in C
LECLAIR: Overture of « Scylla et Glaucus »
OFFENBACH: Finale of « La vie parisienne »
MOZART: Finale of « Le Nozze di Figaro »
Additional works to be confirmed


This international competition is open to high-level string players (violin, viola, cello, double bass) aged 25 and under. Up to five finalists will be selected among the eligible candidates and will receive a full scholarship to participate in the chamber orchestra workshop from August 11 to 24, 2024, at the Academy, where the Competition’s finals will be held.

For all the details, click here. 


Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the registration fee (CAN $90), and provide the audition materiel by February 7, 2024.

All applications are automatically eligible for the scholarship program. For all details concerning scholarships and financial aid: click here.


  • Two (2) works* that demonstrate the different technical and musical skills as a performer.

    - Works of contrasting characters, styles, and periods
    - Piano accompaniment optional
    - Recent recordings from the past 12 months
    - Total minimum length of audition material of 15 minutes

  • Current biography, résumé (CV) and profile picture

*Please upload two (2) separate videos for the two (2) individual works; public or unlisted YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox links or any other link directly accessible without a password and clearly labeled.


If you would like more information about the academy or the registration process, please consult the FAQ page or the student services manager: Rachel Tremblay.


  • Arrival: Monday, August 12, 2024, between 2PM and 6PM (classes begin on Monday, August 12, 2024, at 7:30PM)

  • Departure: Sunday, August 25, 2024, early morning

All transportation is the student’s responsibility.

For more the details, visit the regularly updated Transport page.


PROGRAM FROM August 12 to 25, 2024 

CAN $2,080 


First installment
To confirm and reserve your place a non-refundable first deposit, covering the tuition fees of your session is required within seven (7) days following your acceptance letter and invoice.

Second installment
The second payment is due no later than May 1, 2024.


Le Domaine Forget de Charlevoix reserves the right to cancel any program if circumstances demand it. All fees already paid will then be reimbursed. Registration fees are non-refundable. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Cancellation policy:

1st installment (50% of session fees) payable within 7 days of receipt of your invoice. N.B.: This first payment is used to confirm and reserve your place in the program and is non-refundable.

2nd installment (remaining balance): 50% refund of the amount paid if cancellation at least 30 days before the start of the program.

No refund will be issued if one cancels their participation 30 days or less before the start of the program for any reason other than medical (doctor's note required).

No refund issued passed May 2, 2024.


  • Participation in Academy student concerts or "Domaine on the Road" series in chamber music or as a soloist

  • Video Recording of the student concerts in the concert hall

  • Free access to Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the program. (Restrictions may apply for certain concerts).

  • Official attestation of participation to the program

  • Access to all Academy classes and activities during the program

  • Student activities such as bonfire, sports activities, tourist outings, movies, yoga etc.

  • Individual practice huts and spaces situated on the enchanting site in the middle of nature

  • Three meals a day in the Joseph-Rouleau pavilion

  • Double or quadruple occupancy lodging (towels and bedding available on request for $35 per stay)



Domaine Forget uses Paypal for secure payments. Email confirmation (in addition to the automated PayPal notification email) will be sent as soon as possible, once payment has been confirmed. Payment confirmation may take a few days. Remember: You must enter the amount you wish to pay and the full name of the registering student.