From July 28 to August 10, 2019

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Application Deadline

February 15, 2019

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

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Yoav Talmi

Masterclasses - Orchestral Conducting

July 28 to August 10

World renowned conductor

Head of Orchestral Conducting Department, Tel Aviv University

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This intensive two week program is intended for intermediate and advanced level orchestra conductors (bachelor’s master’s or doctoral degree) who wish to improve their directing technique. It proposes a personalized pedagogical approach in a collaborative context. 

  • Daily Conducting lessons with Two Pianos and String Quartet 
  • Ear Training
  • Scores Analysis
  • Sit-in rehearsal with Orchestre symphonique de Québec
  • Final Public Workshop with Two Pianos and String Quartet
  • Enhanced Content final concert: conducting an overture (Beethoven, Mozart or Rossini) during 2019 Domaine Forget's International Music Festival

enhanced content

Some students will be selected through an audition process at the end of the first week of the session to perform with Orchestre symphonique de Québec at their concert during the 2019 International Music Festival at Domaine Forget.


  • Free access to all the Academy classes and activities for the entire session (possibility of attending masterclasses in other instruments if schedules allow)
  • 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.)
  • 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, pay the registration fee and provide the following material by May 1, 2019.

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

  • Performances of two works - (totaling 20 minutes) – with contrasting style and period
  • Your Curriculum Vitae including a list of your repertoire
  • A letter of recommendation from either teacher or prominent musicians who know your work as conductor.


Repertoire to be prepared:

  • L. VAN BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture*
  • W.A. MOZART: The Magic Flute Overture*
  • G. ROSSINI: L'Italiana in Algeri Overture*
  • R. STRAUSS: Don Juan
  • J. BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2
  • E. ELGAR: Enigma Variations
  • M. RAVEL: Daphnis & Cloé, Suite No. 2
  • A. COPLAND: El Salon Mexico
  • P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto (TBD) 

* These overtures will be part of the program performed with Orchestre symphonique de Québec during the 2019 Domaine Forget's Music Festival. Students selected through an audition process will have the chance to conduct these overtures.


Arrival: Sunday, July 28, 2019 after 2 P.M. (classes begin on Monday)
Departure: Saturday, August 10, 2019 after breakfast

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


Two week session

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 May 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 May 2, 2019.


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