Concert symphonique de l'Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée - Académie 2018

2019 Symphonic session

July 5 2019 to July 25 2019
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. This training session offers an intercultural experience of the orchestra life in rehearsals, concert and on tour within the stimulating frame of the Festival d'Aix. 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 renowned conductors. Since 2010, some players of the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra 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.


Dates — from 5 to 25 July 2019
Conductor — Daniele Rustioni
Pedagogical coaching — London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)

Musical programm
Amir ElSaffar — Cornu luminis
Gustav Mahler — Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen for orchestra and baritone voice
Johannes Brahms — Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 73
with John Chest*, baritone
* former artist of the Académie

Aix-en-Provence • Grand Théâtre de Provence • 19 July 2019 - 8pm
Tour dates (under construction)



The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra will select classical musicians through annual auditions happening in 20 cities in the Mediterranean from November 2018 to March 2019 and with the support of different partners leading national youth orchestras.


With the support of

CultureMécénat musical Société Générale

The musicians applying for the symphonic session should preferably be students in a higher music institute of a Mediterranean country in 2018-2019.

Age of the applicants — 18 to 26 years old (in July 2019)
Musicians from the following countries can apply — Albania, Algeria, Bosnia, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, Spain, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, Palestine, Portugal, Slovenia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey.
Instruments for the 2019 training session — Violins, violas, cellos, double basses, flutes (piccolo, alto flute), oboes (English horn), clarinets (E-flat clarinet and bass clarinet), bassoons (contrabassoons), French horns, trumpets, trombones (bass trombone), tubas, percussions, harps.

Musical level required
♦  High instrumental level.
♦  Career-oriented higher studies in music.
♦  A first orchestra experience is required.
♦  During the summer session, the training will happen in English.

During her / his audition, the musician has to play:
♦ the compulsory orchestral extracts (to play without any musical accompaniment - no piano, etc.) → Download the parts here:
Violin | Viola | Cello | Double Bass | Flute | Piccolo | Oboe (English horn) | Clarinet (bass clarinet) | Bassoon (contra bassoon) | Horn | Trumpet | Trombone | Bass trombone | Tuba | Percussions | Harp
♦ a piece of her / his own choosing (no accompaniment - no piano, etc.)

Candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency in their instrument and in orchestra music. The jury may ask to play all or part of these orchestra extracts.
The audition of each musician will last maximum 15 minutes, including a short interview in English or French (depending on the language’s choice of the musician).

AUDITION'S SCHEDULE (under construction)
23 November 2018 | 2:00 pm — National Conservatory of Music and Choreographic Art of Rabat (CNMAC) • MOROCCO ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
24 November 2018 | 3:30 pm — Visa for Music
17 & 18 December 2018 Lisbon Higher School of Music • PORTUGAL Applications until 12 December
14 & 15 January 2019 Darius Milhaud Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence • FRANCE
16 January 2019 Conservatoire of Grand Avignon • FRANCE
17 January 2019 Pierre Barbizet Conservatoire of Marseille • FRANCE
18 January 2019 Pierre Cochereau Conservatoire of Nice • FRANCE
24 January 2019National Higher Institute of Music in Algiers (INSM) • ALGERIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Institute
29 January 2019 Zagreb Academy of Music • CROATIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Academy
30 January 2019 Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana • SLOVENIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Academy
31 January 2019University of Arts of Tirana - Art Academy • ALBANIA ⇒ Applications directly with the Academy
4 February 2019ARC Research and Consultancy • MALTA ⇒ Applications directly with the institution
5 & 6 February 2019Giuseppe Verdi Milan Conservatoire • ITALY
27 February 2019 — Cairo Academy of Arts • EGYPT
University of Macedonia - Department of Music science & Art • GREECE ⇒ Applications directly with the institutions
28 February 2019 — Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of music / Ghassan Yammine Arts School in Beirut • LEBANON
National Conservatory of Athens • GREECE ⇒ Applications directly with the institutions
11 March 2019 — Prince Rainier III Academy • MONACO

The MYO covers all the tuition, accommodation, meals and travels fees of the participants of the 2019 symphonic session in France and on tour.
However, the MYO will not cover the costs of the applicants related to auditions.


How to apply? The applicants who want to apply for auditions in France, in Italy, in Monaco or in Portugal must imperatively apply online.


For other countries, applicants must apply through the participating higher conservatory of music, music academy or university which is our partner for the auditions organization (see the paragraphe Partners of the auditions), please contact directly our partners.

Rules — In some specific cases, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra will be very pleased to consider a video-application if there is no audition in some applicants’ Mediterranean countries (for example: musicians from Syria, from Lybia, etc) and, if the musician has not any possibility of travel and meet the jury in one auditions’ venue. If you are resident of one country which hosts an audition, please note that the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra will always favor the musicians (of an equivalent level) who made the effort to travel to pass the audition.

How to process? To proceed to the video application, please follow these compulsory steps:
Complete our registration form online
Add your 2 video-links:
- Video recording of the complete orchestral extracts (see the paragraphe Audition test)
- Video recording of the piece of your own choosing (no piano accompaniment) (see the paragraphe Audition test)

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 MéditerranéeIESM Europe et 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 / University 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 National Conservatory of Music and Choreographic Art of Rabat (CNMAC) • 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

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

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