Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée - Session de création interculturelle - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2017

2018 intercultural creation sessions

July 5 2018 to August 30 2018
An open program to the finest young improviser musicians from the Mediterranean

The intercultural creation session of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) is designed to a dozen of future professional musicians from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (France) and from the Mediterranean practicing musical improvisation (jazz, traditional musics…) if composition. This training session offers an intercultural experience of an ensemble life in creation, rehearsals and concerts on tour within the stimulating frame of the Festival d'Aix. The intercultural creation session of the MYO provides a unique intercultural creation and collective composition training where a dozen of young artists can benefit from the experimented coaching of Fabrizio Cassol, jazzman and composer, in order to produce their own collective and original music.

Every year, almost 600 musicians apply to one of our audition organized in twenty countries of the Mediterranean and some 100 young talents are selected to participate in one of the MYO's sessions.



Dates: from 5 to 21 July 2018 (travels on the 4 and 22 July 2018)
City: Aix-en-Provence • France

Musical director: Fabrizio Cassol
Career development: Christiane Louis (Philharmonie de Paris)

Musical improvisation and collective composition workshops, rehearsals in tutti and smaller groups
Coaching sessions for the project and career development

AIX-EN-PROVENCE • Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède • 18 July 2018 - 09:30 pm
MARSEILLES • La Savine • 19 July 2018 - From 06:00 pm
CASSIS • Fondation Camargo • 20 July 2018 - 08:00 pm
AVIGNON AJMi Jazz Club - La Manutention  21 July - 06:30 pm




Dates: from 16 to 30 August 2018 (travels on the 15 and 31 August)
City: Nuoro • Sardinia, Italy

Musical director: Fabrizio Cassol


Musical improvisation and collective composition workshops, rehearsals in tutti and smaller groups

NUORO • 30 August 2018


This session is part of the Nuoro Jazz International Workshops, organized by Ente Musicale Nuoro
with the support of
Medinea (Mediterranean Incubator of Emerging Artists) and Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
  Ente Musicale di Nuoro     Europe




The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra select classical musicians through annual auditions in 20 or so cities in the Mediterranean from December 2017 to April 2018 with the support of partners leading national youth orchestras.


In France
Darius Milhaud Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence • Conservatoire of Grand Avignon • Pierre Barbizet Conservatoire of Marseille • Pierre Cochereau Conservatoire of Nice • Conservatoire of Toulon Provence MéditerranéeHigher Institute of Music - Europe and the Mediterranean (IESM)

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 National Higher Conservatoire of music • GREECE National Conservatoire of Athens / State Conservatoire of ThessalonikiUniversity of Macedonia - Department of Music science & Art • ITALY Milan Conservatoire • LEBANON Ghassan Yammine Arts School in Beirut / Lebanese National Higher Conservatoire of music • MALTA ARC Research and Consultancy • MOROCCO Rabat National Conservatory of Music and Dance • 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 / Higher Institute of Music of Sousse

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