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

2020 Symphonic Session

July 2 2020 to July 20 2020
A program open 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.

 

2020 SYMPHONIC SESSION

Dates — July from 2 to 18, 2020
Conductor — Duncan Ward
Pedagogical coaching — London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)
Musical programme — Francisco Coll, Mural ; Henri Dutilleux, Correspondances ; Modest Mussorgsky, Maurice Ravel, Pictures at an exhibition
Concerts — Aix-en-Provence • Grand Théâtre de Provence • July, 2020

 

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

Mécénat musical Société Générale

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
The musicians applying for the symphonic session should preferably be students in a higher music institute of a Mediterranean country in 2019-2020.
• Age of the applicants — 18 to 26 years old (in July 2020)
• 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 2020 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.

 

APPLICATION
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.

APPLY ONLINE

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE — cf. Audition's schedule.

 

EXCEPTIONAL VIDEO-APPLICATIONS
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)

Deadline for video-applications: 22 March 2020

AUDITION TEST
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 (little and 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)
21 and 22 November 2019 at the National Conservatory of Music and Choreographic Art of Rabat (CNMAC) MOROCCO
13 December 2019 at the Giuseppe Verdi Milan Conservatoire ITALY — APPLY ONLINE BY 3 DECEMBER 2019 MIDNIGHT
16 and 17 December 2019 at the Lisbon Higher School of Music PORTUGAL — APPLY ONLINE BY 1 DECEMBER 2019 MIDNIGHT
7 January 2020 Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana SLOVENIA
8 January 2020 Zagreb Academy of Music CROATIA
13 and 14 January 2020 at the Darius Milhaud Conservatoire of Aix-en-Provence FRANCE — APPLY ONLINE BY 5 JANUARY 2020 MIDNIGHT
15 January 2020 at the Conservatoire of Grand Avignon FRANCE — APPLY ONLINE BY 5 JANUARY 2020 MIDNIGHT
16 January 2020 at the Pierre Barbizet Conservatoire of Marseille FRANCE — APPLY ONLINE BY 5 JANUARY 2020 MIDNIGHT
17 January 2020 at the Pierre Cochereau Conservatoire of Nice FRANCE — APPLY ONLINE BY 5 JANUARY 2020 MIDNIGHT
28 January 2020 at the University of Macedonia - Department of Music science & Art GREECE
28 February 2020 at the ARC Research and Consultancy MALTA
3 March 2020 at the University of Arts of Tirana - Art Academy ALBANIA
4 March 2020 at the National Conservatory of Athens GREECE
11 March 2020 at the Higher Institute of Music of Tunis TUNISIA
12 March 2020 at the Higher Institute of Music of Sfax TUNISIA
13 March 2020 at the Higher Institute of Music of Sousse TUNISIA
19 March 2020 at Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of music in Beirut LEBANON
20 March 2020 at Ghassan Yammine Arts School in Beirut LEBANON
6 April 2020 at the National Higher Institute of Music in Algiers (INSM) ALGERIA
— Cairo Academy of Arts EGYPT
Bilkent University - Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Ankara, TURKEY
ITÜ MIAM Istanbul, TURKEY

 

FEES
The MYO covers all the tuition, accommodation, meals and travels fees of the participants of the 2020 symphonic session in France and on tour.
However, the MYO will not cover the costs of the applicants related to auditions.

 

HELP & INFORMATION
Mathilde Lamy — mathilde.lamy@festival-aix.com

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