Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée

ABOUT

For 40 years, the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée (OJM) has been creating large orchestras to support the development of the most talented young artists in the Mediterranean basin. The OJM is historically committed to intercultural dialogue and the rapprochement of cultures in the Mediterranean, a contribution to peace that is more necessary than ever. It relies on a cooperation network that shares its values and facilitates the recruitment and mobility of artists in the Mediterranean.

The cultural diversity of the Mediterranean shapes the OJM, which defies the conventional limits of the orchestra, combining Mediterranean cultural heritages, collective compositions, improvisations, orality and memory, and symphonic writing.

To date, the OJM is the only musical force whose artistic excellence influences and federates so many countries bordering the Mediterranean, around a common project and through the dialogue it stimulates.

In order to provide the best possible support for over a hundred young artists each year as they embark on their professional careers, OJM develops advanced training in orchestras and ensembles, in composition sessions, offers performance opportunities, and fosters exceptional artistic collaborations at the heart of the Festival d'Aix.

In 2024 OJM turns 40!

In 2024 OJM turns 40!

In 2024 OJM turns 40!

In 2024 OJM turns 40!

HISTORY

This year, the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée celebrates its 40th anniversary and the 10th year of its integration into the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Since its creation in 1984, through the initiative of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region, the OJM strived to embody the principles of cooperation and intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean, via symphonic orchestral practice by young artists from the Mediterranean Basin.

Discover OJM’s history

SESSIONS

OJM

SYMPHONIC SESSION

An exceptional symphony orchestra made up of some 90 young artists from all shores of the Mediterranean brought together in Aix, following their selection at auditions held in various Mediterranean cities, with the mentorship of the London Symphony Orchestra.

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Au Grand Air - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2023 © Vincent Beaume

AU GRAND AIR SESSION

Led by Violaine Fournier, this session invites 4 young artists from a wide range of musical backgrounds (classical music, jazz, traditional Mediterranean music, etc.) to create a musical walk through the discovery of an exceptional natural site: the Bibémus quarries.

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Atelier musical - Ainsi ferons-nous - Aix en juin 2023

AIX EN JUIN « OJM – 1984/2024 » SESSION

At the crossroads of the artistic workshop the outreach project, this creation is brings together 16 artists from the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée (OJM) and local amateur participants of all ages and backgrounds. The program has been developed with Passerelles, the Festival d'Aix's cultural action department, committed to providing access to opera and the performing arts for as many people as possible.

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OJM

COLLECTIVE COMPOSITION SESSION

A unique blend of diverse musical aesthetics, woven together by young heirs of centuries-old Mediterranean traditions and of jazz music, with the mentorship of Fabrizio Cassol, from which new repertoires emerge, composed collectively, with an emphasis on orality and memory over notation.

NEWS

OJM - Arles - 2001

OJM – 40 YEARS OF HISTORY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

This year, the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée celebrates its 40th anniversary and the 10th year of its integration into the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Discover this rich history accompanied by photos and archival videos.
Mediterranean
Friday, March 8, 2024
OJM

ORCHESTRE DES JEUNES DE LA MÉDITERRANÉE - 2023 COLLECTIVE CREATION

Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée. 23 July 2023 concert, extract of collective creation. Musical Direction / Duncan Ward Mentorship / Fabrizio Cassol - Quentin Hindley - London Symphony Orchestra
Video
Monday, December 4, 2023
Journée Passerelles

RAISING AWARENESS OF OPERA: THE OJM TRAINS YOUNG ARTISTS

Every year, in its commitment to making music and opera accessible to as many people as possible, the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée (OJM) helps young artists at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence to develop their skills in artistic outreach and awareness-raising with various audiences.
Mediterranean
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

MEDIA

Get in touch with the OJM team

Pauline Chaigne
OJM & Mediterranean Programme Deputy Director 

Léa Denecker
OJM Programme Officer
Collective Composition Session / Outreaching audiences & Au Grand Air Sessions

lea.denecker@festival-aix.com

Léopoldine Leblanc
OJM Programme Officer
Auditions / Symphonic Session

leopoldine.leblanc@festival-aix.com 

Fanny Roustan
Head of cooperation of the OJM – Medinea
fanny.roustan@festival-aix.com 

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