Concert symphonique, Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée, Académie 2016

2017 Symphonic session

July 6 2017 to July 29 2017
A training session open to young classic instrumentalists coming from conservatories, universities and higher music institutes of the Mediterranean basin, hired on auditions.

The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) organise symphonic orchestra training session designed to young future professional musicians from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region and from the Mediterranean willing to have a professional experience of orchestral life in rehearsals, concert and on tour. Every year, almost 500 musicians have an audition. Some one hundred young musicians representing 20 or so different nationalities hired to attend the MYO's sessions. Young musicians receive a high-level training by professional orchestral musicians, work on the repertoire's symphonic masterpieces under the baton of prestigious conductors and benefit from the presence of the artists in residence at the Festival d'Aix.

In 2017, Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the traditional MYO symphonic session alongside professional musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO).


Session dates : from 6 to 29 July 2017

Conductor : Pablo Heras-Casado
Pablo Heras-Casado

Assistant conductor : Quentin Hindley
Quentin Hindley

Coaching : London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)


Solist: Virgine Verrez (mezzo-soprano)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade - Symphonic Suite, op. 35
Maurice Ravel, Scheherazade
Christina Athinodorou, Votrys


La Criée – Théâtre national de Marseille, 21 July 2017
AIX-EN-PROVENCEGrand Théâtre de Provence, 22 July 2017
PUGET-THÉNIERS • Hôpital du Pays de la Roudoule, 25 July 2017



The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra organise annual auditions in 20 or so cities in the Mediterranean with the help of differents national youth orchestras partners to hire the finest classical musicians of the Mediterranean basin.


In France
Darius Milhaud Conservatory of Aix-en-Provence • Conservatory of Grand Avignon • Pierre Barbizet Conservatory of Marseille • Pierre Cochereau Conservatory of Nice • Conservatory of Toulon Provence Méditerranée

In the Mediterranean
ALBANIA University of Arts of Tirana - Art Academy • ALGERIA National Higher Institute of Music in Algiers (INSM) • CROATIA Zagreb Academy of Music • EGYPT Cairo Academy of Arts • GREECE National Conservatory of Athens / State Conservatory of ThessalonikiUniversity of Macedonia - Department of Music science & Art • ITALY Milan Conservatory • LEBANON Ghassan Yammine Arts School in Beirut / Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of music • MALTA ARC Research and Consultancy • MOROCCO Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra • MONACO Prince Rainier III Academy • PORTUGAL Lisbon Higher School of Music • SLOVENIA Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana • TUNISIA Higher Institute of Music of Tunis / Higher Institute of Music of Sfax

Recruitment in cooperation with different national youth orchestras
Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra • CYPRUS
Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE) • SPAIN
Malta Youth Orchestra • MALTA
Palestine Youth Orchestra / Edward Said National Conservatory of Music • PALESTINE
Turkish National Youth Orchestra • TURKEY