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Published on November 9 2018

Join the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra!

Concert symphonique de l'Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée - Festival d'Aix 2018
© Vincent Beaume

Are you are between 18 and 26 years old? Do you come from the Mediterranean basin? Would you like to live a significant experience within an orchestra or an ensemble? Apply now to our programs!

From November 2018 to March 2019, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) will select some one hundred young musicians for the 2019 sessions:

  • a symphonic session in Aix-en-Provence (France)
  • 4 intercultural creation sessions in Hammamet (Tunisia), Istanbul (Turkey), Aix-en-Provence and Nuoro (Italy)

The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra 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. Representing 20 or so different countries, the artists are brought together in training sessions and subsequently perform in concerts, as part of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, on Grand Théâtre de Provence stage or in Hôtel Maynier d’Oppède. They also participate in tours in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and in Mediterranean.

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

A unique and intercultural experience of the orchestra life

The symphonic session of the MYO 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 of the London Symphony Orchestra while working some symphonic repertoire's masterpieces under the baton of Daniele Rustioni.



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 challenge of collective composition

The 4 intercultural creation sessions of the MYO offer a unique intercultural experience of the life of an ensemble in creation, in rehearsals and on tour, in Hammamet (Tunisia), Istanbul (Turkey), Aix-en-Provence and Nuoro (Italy). 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.


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