SYMPHONIC SESSION 2024

July 5 — 27, 2024
Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée - Duncan Ward - Camille Thomas
© Vincent Beaume

Session open to young classical musicians of the finest level from conservatories, universities and higher music institutes in the Mediterranean basin.

For 40 years, the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée (OJM) has created 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 symphonic session of the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée (OJM) is aimed at future professional musicians from the countries of the Mediterranean basin. This advanced training program offers a unique intercultural experience of life in a symphony orchestra, rehearsing and touring in the stimulating setting of the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and conveys the pleasure of large-scale repertoire.

DATES

July 5 to 27, 2024
Trips on July 4 and 28, 2024

MENTORING

Musical Director Evan Rogister

Pedagogical coaching
London Symphony Orchestra

CONCERTS

July 19 – Le Silo, Marseille Concerts
July 20 – Grand Théâtre de Provence, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

More tour dates and musical program for the 2024 Symphonic Session will be announced at a later date.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The Festival d'Aix will organize and pay for the young artists selected (see "Apply" section) to take part in the 2024 Symphonic Session:

  • Editing an internship agreement for the all session
  • Educational and mentoring expenses
  • 1 return economy-class trip to Aix-en-Provence - For trips of 1,000 km or less, please note that priority will be given to train travel.
  • Accommodation in Aix-en-Provence, in a university residence
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners

The orchestra is led by the OJM production team and six chaperones specially dedicated to welcoming and listening to the young people on a daily basis.

In the event of cancellation by the artist of his/her participation in the Symphonic Session, please note that all expenses already incurred by the Festival d'Aix for the artist's participation must be reimbursed by the artist to the Festival d'Aix.

Application

CRITERIA

Required age between 18 and 26 (in December 2024)

Candidates' country of residence or nationality
Albania Algeria Bosnia-Herzegovina Cyprus Croatia Egypt France Greece Israel Italy Lebanon Libya Malta Monaco Morocco Montenegro Palestine  Portugal Slovenia Spain Syria Tunisia Turkey

Instruments
Violin Viola Cello Double bass Oboe (+ English horn) Clarinet (+ piccolo + bass clarinet) Flute (+ piccolo + alto flute) Bassoon (+ contrabassoon) French horn Trumpet Trombone Bass trombone Tuba Percussion Harp.

Level required
The Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée is looking for high-caliber, high-potential young artists who are either young professionals or are completing their post-graduate studies in one of the countries of the Mediterranean basin, with a view to becoming professionals.

The language used during the symphony session is English.

Availability required from July 4 to 28, 2024

AUDITIONS

If you meet the above criteria, you can apply to audition.

Artists participating in the symphonic session are selected by audition:

  • Candidates for the OJM symphonic session must attend an audition, and must present the program of orchestra excerpts for their instrument, available online, as well as 1 solo piece of their choice (unaccompanied).
  • The selection panel is made up of OJM's Deputy Director and Associate Conductor. Some auditions may be held in the presence of the local partner.

Please download the orchestra excerpts here :
Bassoon | Cello | Clarinet | Contrebass | Flute | Harp | Hight and low Horn | Percussions | Piccolo | Trombone | Trumpet | Tuba | Viola | Violin

  • If there is no face-to-face audition in your country of residence, you can submit the compulsory orchestral excerpts and 1 piece of your choice (without piano accompaniment) by video-application, via an online form. Application deadline: March 29

  • In countries where auditions are held, the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée will always give priority to artists who have made the effort to travel to a face-to-face audition at the time of selection.

  • Selection results will be announced in April 2024, not at the end of your audition.

The Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée does not cover any audition-related expenses for candidates.

AUDITION SCHEDULE

Information communicated gradually. Visit regularly this page to find out what auditions are available.
Last update: 09/11/2023

  • November 25, 2023 Rabat, Marocco

For registration, please contact: abahja@yahoo.fr

  • December 6, 2023 Paris, France

Complete the audition application form
Application’s Deadline: November 29, 2023.

  • December 18, 2023Milan, Italy

Complete the audition application form

  • January 15 and 16, 2024 Aix-en-Provence, France

Complete the audition application form

  • January 17, 2024 Avignon, France

Complete the audition application form

  • January 18, 2024 Marseille, France

Complete the audition application form

  • February 10, 2024 Ljubljana, Slovenia

For registration, please contact the University of Ljubljana, Academy of Music (UL AG): nina.podlipnik@ag.uni-lj.si

  • February 12, 2024 Zagreb, Croatia

For registration, please contact the University of Zagreb Academy of Music: cooperation@muza.hr

  • 13 Février 2024 – Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

For registration, please contact the University of Sarajevo, Academy of Music: fuad.setic@mas.unsa.ba

  • March 14 and 15, 2024 Lisbon, Portugal

If you are a member of the Portuguese Youth Orchestra / Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa (JOP), the JOP will determine if you are eligible to audition for the OJM.
If you are not a JOP member, please complete the audition application form.

OJM’s partner youth orchestras carry out local pre-selection of candidates in places where we do not organize auditions:

Video applications are open for countries where auditions will not be held in 2024 (Syria, Monaco, Israel, etc.). To apply by video, please complete this audition application form..

Questions and Information OJM 2024 - Contact

Léopoldine LEBLANC, Production Manager - Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée / Festival d'Aix: leopoldine.leblanc@festival-aix.com

 

With the support of the OJM cooperation network and Medinea.