Session Medinea interculturelle 2020 #3 – Cassis (France) et en ligne
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An open program to the finest young musicians and improvisers from the Mediterranean

The four 2021 Medinea Sessions of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) 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, saxophonist 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.

Registrations for the 2021 Medinea Sessions are closed.


Dates — From 13 to 22 July 2021
Venue Escola Superior de Mùsica de Lisboa • Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Musical direction — currently being finalised
Career development — currently being finalised
Concert — currently being finalised



Dates — currently being finalised
Venue Centre des Musiques Arabes et Méditerranéennes • Sidi Bou Said, TUNISIA
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Concert — currently being finalised

This session is supported by Orange Tunisie.



Dates — July from 7 to 22, 2021
Venue Festival d’Aix-en-Provence • Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Second speaker — Stéphane Galland (composer and drummer)
Career development — Christiane Louis (Philharmonie de Paris)
• July 20, public concert — Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède — 9:30pm
• July 21, music encounters — Camargo Foundation — 6pm



Dates — August from 13 to 27, 2021
Venue Ente musicale di Nuoro • Nuoro, ITALY
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Career development — Christiane Louis (Philharmonie de Paris)
Concert — currently being finalised


With the support of