Collaborative Piano

From July 14 to 28, 2019

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Application Deadline

April 1, 2019

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

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Chiharu Iinuma

Masterclasses - Collaborative piano

July 14 to 28

Pianist and Chamber musician, Professor, Vancouver Academy of Music

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The Collaborative Piano Program offers an enriching and inspiring environment for developing the knowledge, instincts, and skills, of the chamber pianist and accompanist. Led by pianist Chiharu Iinuma, this two-week program invites participants to explore the world of chamber music and accompaniment.

The guiding principles of the program are based on the belief that communication and adaptability are the key ingredients for fulfilling collaborative musicmaking. While we recognize that piano mechanics are an important part of the overall process, we aim instead to establish, build upon, and refine fundamentals of collaborative musicmaking.

  • Private coachings
  • Rehearsals and coachings with faculty and string instrumentalists
  • Participation in masterclasses
  • Sightreading classes
  • Chamber music
  • Lecture discussions to include:
    • The Business of Collaboration
    • Rehearsal Techniques and Strategies
    • Working with Orchestral Reductions
    • Concerto/Show piece accompaniment


  • 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, 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, which has a large terrace and marvelous view overlooking the St. Lawrence River.
  • Double or quadruple occupancy lodging 


Complete all steps of the online application form and provide the following material by April 1st, 2019:

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

  • One self-selected solo piece
  • One movement from an accompanied sonata
  • One movement from an accompanied concerto


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 teacher deem them ready.

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.


Arrival: Sunday, July 14, 2019 after 2 P.M. (classes begin on Monday)
Departure: Sunday, July 28, 2019 after breakfast

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



Canadian student: $1,915 CDN
International student: $2,050 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 June 1, 2019.


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 June 2, 2019. 



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