Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2019

2020 Intercultural Medinea Session

February 13 2020 to August 31 2020
An open program to the finest young musicians and improvisers from the Mediterranean

The four 2020 Intercultural Medinea Sessions of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) are each open to a dozen of young and talented musicians from the Mediterranean basin (building their careers to become professional artists) and who have an intense practice of musical improvisation, even of the composition. Each session is designed for a large diversity of musical aesthetics and Mediterranean expressions and hosts all styles of music using elements of improvisations (jazz, traditional music, early music, etc.).
Fabrizio Cassol, composer and jazzman, guides these sessions and proposes to experiment with techniques of collective composition, within an ensemble, with the aim of leading to the creation of a common musical production which also reveals individual singularities. This training offers a unique intercultural experience of the life of an ensemble in creation, in rehearsals and on tour.


INTERCULTURAL MEDINEA SESSION #1

Dates — February from 13 to 27, 2020
Venue ARC Research and Consultancy •  Valletta, MALTA
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Career development — Christiane Louis (Philharmonie de Paris)
Guest artist — Yvette Buhagiar
Concerts — Floriana • Robert Samut Hall • 27 February 2020 • 7:30 pm

Session organised with the support of Medinea network and of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union


INTERCULTURAL MEDINEA SESSION #2

Dates — March from 2 to 15, 2020
Venue International Cultural Center of Hammamet, TUNISIA
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Coaching artist — Zied Zouari
Concerts
Sousse • 13 March 2020 (Cancelled due to epidemic of Covid-19)
Hammamet • International Cultural Center of Hammamet • 14 March 2020 (Cancelled due to epidemic of Covid-19)
Tunis • 15 March 2020 (Cancelled due to epidemic of Covid-19)

Session organised with the support of Medinea network and of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union


INTERCULTURAL MEDINEA SESSION #3

Dates — From June 22 to July 4, 2020
Venue — Fondation Camargo, Cassis, FRANCE and online
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the mobility of many artists has been restricted to short distances within the borders of their own countries. For this reason, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra is proposing a unique and innovative version of its traditional Medinea Session led by Fabrizio Cassol, all the while continuing to respect the necessary sanitary regulations in place. Thanks to exceptional measures put in place, artists at the Fondation Camargo in Cassis and artists in their homes or in their confinement locations will work together to create a collective composition that will be performed and shared with the help of online tools.

Session organised with the support of Medinea network and of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union


INTERCULTURAL MEDINEA SESSION #4

Dates — August from 14 to 30, 2020
VenueEnte musicale di Nuoro, ITALY
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Career development — Christiane Louis (Philharmonie de Paris)
Concerts — currently being finalised

Session organised with the support of Medinea network and of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

 

ANNUAL AUDITIONS

The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra will select classical musicians through annual auditions happening in 20 cities in the Mediterranean from November 2019 to March 2020 and with the support of different partners leading national youth orchestras.

PARTNERS OF THE AUDITIONS

In France Darius Milhaud Conservatory of Aix-en-Provence • Conservatory of Grand Avignon • Pierre Barbizet Conservatory of Marseille • Pierre Cochereau Conservatory of NiceIESM 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) • 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 • TURKEY Bilkent University - Faculty of Music and Performing Arts / ITÜ MIAM

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

With the support of

Fondation Stavros NiarchosMécénat musical Société Générale