Chamber orchestra and continuo

From August 11 to 18, 2019

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Application Deadline

May 1, 2019

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

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Jonathan Cohen

Masterclasses - Orchestra and continuo

August 11 to 18

Musical Director - Les Violons du Roy

Les Violons du Roy

Ensemble-in-Residence - Chamber Orchestra & Continuo

August 11 to 18

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PROGRAM

This intensive one-week program, in collaborative partnership with les Violons du Roy and their recently appointed conductor, Jonathan Cohen is intended for very advanced string instrumentalists and harpsichordists who want to develop a greater expertise in chamber orchestra performance. This personalized pedagogical approach in a collaborative context will allow the students to gain additional knowledge about the different musical esthetics of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire. 

  • Rehearsals and performance with the musicians from the Violons du Roy under the direction of their conductor, Jonathan Cohen.
  • Sectionals and themed workshops
  • Continuo techniques (harpsichords and cellos)
  • Participation in the final concert of the Domaine Forget International Festival season

SCHOLARSHIPS

All the candidates admitted to the 2019 Chamber Orchestra program at le Domaine Forget Academy in collaboration with Les Violons du Roy, will be awarded a scholarship to cover 50% of the session fees, approximate value $450CDN.

The 5 first chairs selected through the video evaluations will receive a full scholarship for the session, approximate value, $1,000CDN.

REPERTOIRE FOR THE ACADEMY CONCERT
Musical director Jonathan Cohen 

  • LULLY, J.B. : Chaconne, from Phaëton
  • RAMEAU, J.P. : Chaconne, from Dardanus
  • BACH, J.S. : The Art of Fugue (excerpts)
  • And various concertos by Vivaldi, Telemann or others, performed by the winners of the concerto contest (see below Preparing your session)

REPERTOIRE FOR THE FESTIVAL CLOSING CONCERT WITH LES VIOLONS DU ROY
Musical director Jonathan Cohen

  • MENDELSSOHN, F. : Sinfonia No..4 en do mineur
  • STRAUSS, R. : Metamorphosen

N.B. At the closing concert, all the students will perform at least one of these works with the principal musicians of les Violons du Roy.  

 


 THE SESSION INCLUDES

  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session: masterclasses, workshops and conferences  
  • 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.  
  • Double or quadruple occupancy lodging

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Complete all steps of the online application form and provide the following material by May 1, 2019.

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
  • Biography or Curriculum vitae

Scholarship request: check the appropriate box on the application form (step 5).


PREPARING YOUR SESSION

Instrument 
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.


CONCERTO CONTEST

Students who would like the chance of performing solo with the Academy chamber orchestra and some of the musicians from les Violons du Roy must prepare one of these concertos in its entirety, including all the movements unless indicated otherwise.

The contest is open to all instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass and harpsichord.

To enter the contest, kindly confirm your intention as well as your choice of concerto before June 1st at, df@domaineforget.com

RÉPERTOIRE OF YOUR CHOICE FOR THE CONCERTO CONTEST

  • VIVALDI, A. : Concerto en si mineur pour 4 violons tiré de l’Estro armonico RV580 (partie de violon 2, 3 ou 4)
  • VIVALDI, A. : Concerto en la mineur pour 2 violons tiré de l’Estro armonico RV522 (partie de violon 2)
  • TELEMANN, G. : Concerto en fa majeur pour 3 violons. TWV 53 : F1  (partie de violon 2 ou 3)
  • TELEMANN, G. : Concerto en sol majeur pour 2 altos TWV 52 : G3 (partie d’alto 2)
  • VIVALDI, A. : Concerto en sol mineur pour 2 violoncelles (partie de violoncelle 2)
  • DITTERSDORF, C. : Concerto en mi majeur pour contrebasse, 1er mouvement Allegro Moderato
  • BENDA, G. : Concerto pour clavecin en si mineur, 1er mouvement Allegro
  • BACH, J.S.. : Concerto pour clavecin en fa mineur BWV 1056

PROCEDURE FOR THE CONTEST

The concerto contest is open to all duly registered students for the 2019 chamber orchestra session.

The first round of the concerto contest will take place on August 12, 2019 at the Domaine Forget concert hall before a jury composed of the Academy management staff and musicians from les Violons du Roy. Finalists will have the opportunity of performing their concerto at the contest finale during the Academy concert.

The contest finale will be held during the Academy concert on August 16, 2019. The public and jury will vote for the outstanding performance, the winner will receive a $1,000CDN valid for one of the Domaine Forget 2020 sessions.


USEFUL INFORMATION

Arrival: Sunday August 11, 2019 after 2 P.M. (classes begin on Monday)
Departure: Sunday, August 18, 2018 after breakfast 

Transportation is the student’s responsibility, for all the details, go to Plan your internship. 

TUITION (INCLUDING ROOM, BOARD, TUITION and photocopies)

One week session

Canadian student: $975 CDN 
International student: $1,045 CDN


AUDITORS - MASTERCLASSES

One masterclass: $50 CDN

One day: $80 CDN

One week: $375 CDN


PAYMENT INFORMATION | REFUND POLICY

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 July 1, 2019.


MODIFICATIONS

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.


CANCELLATION / MODIFICATION / REFUND

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, 2019.

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