Solo Piano - Virtual / Full

From May 31 to June 12, 2021

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Application Deadline

February 15, 2021

Applications received after the deadline will be accepted and processed if space allows.

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Benedetto Lupo

Masterclasses - Solo piano

June 2 to 10

World renowned Soloist

Chair of Piano Master Courses, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome

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Ilya Poletaev

Private lessons - Piano

May 31 to June 6

International Soloist

Associate Professor, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

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Charles Richard-Hamelin

Private lessons - Piano solo

June 7 to 12

International Soloist

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This program is offered to advanced level pianists aged 16 years old or older. This intensive two-weeks program offers young musicians a personalized pedagogical approach in a collaborative context. The piano session allows students to improve their skills with internationally renowned artists.

The program consists of:

  • Private lessons Teachers: Charles-Richard Hamelin, Ilya Poletaev
  • Masterclasses
    Teacher: Benedetto Lupo
  • Conferences, classes and thematic workshops
  • Possibility of participating in Academy student concerts or "Domaine on the Road" concert series as a soloist if recommended by a faculty professor.

enriched program

This segment is designed for very advanced students or young professionals whose file stands out due to its quality and its exceptional nature and who wish to work in depth on their repertoire in preparation of a recital, contest or audition.
A maximum of 3 students per program will be selected to participate to the enriched program and will receive a scholarship worth approximately Can$1000 for the two-week session.

The enriched program program consists of:

  • Private lessons
    Teachers: Charles-Richard Hamelin, Ilya Poletaev, Benedetto Lupo
  • Masterclasses
    Teacher: Benedetto Lupo
  • Conferences, classes and thematic workshops
  • Possibility of participating in Academy student concerts or "Domaine on the Road" concert series as a soloist.


Participate in the virtual information sessions:

January 11, 2021 - Piano information kiosk
January 13, 2021 - FAQ - Frequently asked questions information kiosk

For further details, refer to: Session information


  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session.
  • Free access to le Domaine Forget International Festival concerts during the session. Restrictions may apply for certain concerts.
  • Student evening activities (bonfire, sports activities, 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, which has a large terrace and marvelous view overlooking the St. Lawrence River.
  • Single or double occupancy lodging. Bedding service (sheets and towels) on request: $35.


Complete all steps of the online application form, pay the registration fee and provide the audition materiel by February 15, 2021.

In the scholarship awarding process, the evaluation committee will consider the quality of the audition material, the excellent nature of the candidate’s file as well as the student’s cover letter.

If you wish to apply for the enhanced content segment, please check the corresponding box on the application form.


Application deadline – January 25, 2021

The status of students, who had applied for the 2020 summer session and who received an admission confirmation, is maintained and postponed to the summer of 2021. The CAN$80 registration fee paid in 2020 for sessions that were cancelled are carried over to 2021 as well. No registration fee will be required with your new application.

If you were admitted to a 2020 summer session, you will be automatically admitted to the 2021 summer session as long as you apply before January 25, 2021. If you were awarded a scholarship in 2020 for a session that was cancelled, the amount of the scholarship will automatically be awarded for the 2021 summer session as long as you apply before January 25, 2021.

If you were registered for a 2020 summer session and were unable to prepare new audition material because of the Covid-19 physical distancing restrictions, we can consider your 2020 audition material for the 2021 summer session.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at for all questions concerning the deferral of your 2020 status.


  • 2 works of your choice of contrasting character

    Total length: 15 to 20 minutes
    Presented with 2 distinct and recent video links*


  • 3 works of your choice of contrasting character, including at least one among the following:

    - F. CHOPIN Études op.10 (except 3, 6, 9, 11)
    - F. CHOPIN Études op.25 (except 1, 2, 7, 9)
    - F. LISZT Étude (except 3, 6)

    Total length: 20 to 25 minutes
    Presented with 3 distinct and recent video links*
  • Updated Biography
  • Updated résumé (CV)

All documents must be uploaded at the last step of the application form (step 5).

*Video link (one link per piece); public or unlisted YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox links or any other link directly accessible without a password and clearly labeled.


The student must submit the repertoire that he or she would like to work on or improve during the session by uploading the details (titles, composers and edition) to Your Profile (Step 5) by May 1, 2021 at the latest. You must be prepared to play the repertoire during masterclasses.

All students attend daily masterclasses. Generally, one or two masterclasses per week as long as the professors judge that their level of practice and preparation is sufficient. It is each student’s responsibility to prepare their chosen repertoire sufficiently to be presented in a masterclass.

N.B.: It is strictly forbidden to record or take photos during masterclasses without the guest musician’s prior approval, should this be the case, these recordings or photos must be kept solely for your private use.

Individual lessons
Participants typically receive one to two individual lessons per week.

We will try to favour a student’s first choice of professor but depending on circumstances and available spots in the classes, a student could be assigned his second or third choice of professor.

Academy concerts or "Domaine on the Road" series
All participants will have the opportunity to perform in Academy concerts or in the "Domaine on the Road" series as long their teachers deem them ready.


  • Every precaution will be or are taken to ensure each student’s safety during his session.
  • The number of students at the Academy has been substantially reduced, meals will be served as per a specific plan in several steps with pre-defined class "bubbles", daily cleaning and disinfection protocols of all facilities and equipment as well as between each activity will be implemented.
  • 1.5 to 2 meter physical distancing in all common areas will be respected and single occupancy lodging will be strongly encouraged; exceptions: couples, families or music partners.
  • For more information go to the Covid-19 page.

arrival and departure

Arrival: Monday, May 31, 2021 after 2 P.M. (Classes begin on Tuesday)
Departure: Saturday, June 12, 2021 after breakfast

Transportation is the student’s responsibility. For all the details, go to the Useful Information page, under the Transportation section. Information will be updated regularly in view of new developments or changes in current safety measures.


Piano Performance - July 26 to July 31, 2021
Emerging Ensemble with preformed groups - July 26 to August 7, 2021
Choir - August 10 to August 20, 2021


SESSION from may 31 to june 12, 2021 



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, 2021.


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.

Le Domaine Forget de Charlevoix will retain 50% of the second payment in case of cancellation of your registration.

No refunds possible after May 2, 2021.

COVID-19 - Session cancellation policy
Should government guidelines forbid attendance of an on-site session, this session will be held virtually, same dates and length. The student will be registered automatically and the room & board will be refunded. Should a student decide not to participate in the virtual session, please advise Domaine Forget at



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