Concert de l'Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée - Direction Duncan Ward - Session Symphonique - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2021
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An open programme to the finest young classical musicians coming from conservatoires, academies, universities and higher music institutes of the Mediterranean basin.

The Symphonic Session of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) 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 Aix Festival. 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 young and talented conductor Duncan Ward. Since 2010, some players of the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra and Quentin Hindley, Associate Conductor, 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.
Duncan Ward is appointed musical director of our symphonic session from 2020 to 2023.


From 6 to 21 July 2022
Conductor — Duncan Ward
Associate Conductor — Quentin Hindley
Pedagogical Coaching — London Symphony Orchestra


Lili BoulangerD’un matin de printemps
OJM & MedineaNew creation  – Mezzo Soprano : Adriana Bignagni Lesca
Xavier Montsalvatge — Cinco Canciones negras  – Mezzo Soprano: Adriana Bignagni Lesca
Igor Stravinsky — The Rite of Spring

The MYO covers all the tuition, accommodation, meals and travel fees for this symphonic session in Aix-en-Provence (France) in July.


The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra has ended its annual audition tour. The video applications are also closed. The results of the auditions will be communicated directly to the candidates by email soon.

For any questions, please contact Mathilde Lamy: mathilde.lamy@festival-aix.com