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

2018 Symphonic session

July 10 2018 to July 28 2018
An open program 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 basin. This training session offers an intercultural experience of the orchestra life in rehearsals, concerts and on tour within the stimulating frame of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. The symphonic session of the MYO provides a high-level musical training where young musicians can benefit from the coaching of experimented artists of the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra while working some repertoire's symphonic masterpieces under the baton of renowned conductors, such as Kazushi Ono in 2018.

Every year, almost 600 musicians apply to one of our auditions 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 10 to 28 July 2018 (travels on the 9 and 29 July 2018)

Conductor : Kazushi Ono
Pedagogical coaching : London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)


Samy Moussa Nocturne
Claude Debussy Iberia, Images for Orchestra n°2
Maurice Ravel Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose), Suite for Orchestra
Claude Debussy La Mer (The Sea), three symphonic sketches for orchestra


AIX-EN-PROVENCE • Grand Théâtre de Provence, 22 July 2018 - 05:00 pm
(Tour dates under construction)



The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra select classical musicians through annual auditions in 20 or so cities in the Mediterranean 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 Méditerranée

Higher 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