Mediterranean Youth Orchestra

Répétition Sinfonietta OJM - Orfeo & Majnun - juillet 2018
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As part of the Académie du Festival d'Aix since 2014, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) offers talented young musicians from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France and from the Mediterranean basin an immersion in the professional life of ensemble and orchestra musicians. For 30 years now, the MYO shares the pleasure of performing the symphonic repertory composed for large orchestras, and has placed creation and intercultural exchanges at the heart of its programmes.

Symphonic session

5 - 25 July 2019 | Aix-en-Provence (France)

The symphonic session of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra is designed to future professional classical musicians from the Mediterranean. This training session offers an intercultural experience of the orchestra life in rehearsals, concert and on tour within the stimulating frame of the Festival d'Aix. It provides a high-level musical training where young musicians can benefit from the coaching of experimented artists while working some symphonic repertoire's masterpieces under the baton of renowned conductors.

Since 2010, some players of the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra coach the different sections of the orchestra. Every year, almost 600 musicians apply to one of our audition organized in about twenty cities of the Mediterranean where some 100 young talents are selected.
Daniele Rustioni is appointed musical director of our 2019 symphonic session.

Intercultural creation sessions

18 - 31 March 2019 | Hammamet (Tunisia)
14 - 30 April 2019 | Istanbul (Turkey)
5 - 21 July 2019 | Aix-en-Provence (France)
August 2019 | Nuoro (Italy)

The four 2019 intercultural creation sessions of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra are each open to a dozen of young and talented musicians from the Mediterranean basin (building their careers to become professional artists) and who have an intense practice of musical improvisation, even of the composition. Each session is designed for a large diversity of musical aesthetics and Mediterranean expressions and hosts all styles of music using elements of improvisations (jazz, traditional music, early music, etc.). 

Fabrizio Cassol, composer and jazzman, guides these sessions and proposes to experiment with techniques of collective composition, within an ensemble, with the aim of leading to the creation of a common musical production which also reveals individual singularities. This training offers a unique intercultural experience of the life of an ensemble in creation, in rehearsals and on tour.

With the support of

CultureMécénat musical Société Générale