2022 MEDINEA SESSIONS

January 29 2022 to August 31 2022
An open program to the finest young musicians and improvisers from the Mediterranean

The four 2022 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, saxophonist 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.

MEDINEA SESSION #1

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the difficulties for traveling that ensued, this session is postponed.

Dates — to be confirmed
VenueCentre des Musiques Arabes et Méditerranéennes • Sidi Bou Said, TUNISIA
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Programme — musical improvisation and composition workshops, tutti and small groups rehearsals
Concerts — currently being finalised

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

 

MEDINEA SESSION #2

Dates — from March 17 to April 2, 2022
Venue — Gozo, MALTA
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Programme — musical improvisation and composition workshops, tutti and small groups rehearsals
Concerts — currently being finalised

Session organised with the support of ARC Research and Consultancy, Medinea network and the Erasmus+ Programme

 

SESSION MEDINEA #3

Dates — from June 29 to July 18, 2022
VenueFestival d’Aix-en-Provence • Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Programme — musical improvisation and composition workshops, tutti and small groups rehearsals
coaching workshops for career development

workshops for professional skills development for public awarness projects
Concerts — currently being finalised
Session organised with the support of Medinea network and the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

 

SESSION MEDINEA #4

Dates —  August 2022 (dates to be confirmed)
VenueEnte musicale di Nuoro • Nuoro, ITALY
Musical direction — Fabrizio Cassol
Programme — musical improvisation and composition workshops, tutti and small groups rehearlsals
Session organised with Ente musicale di Nuoro (Italy), with the support of Medinea network and the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

 

The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra of the Festival d’Aix, the network Medinea and its members cover all the tuition, accommodation, meals and travel fees for these sessions. 

ANNUAL AUDITIONS

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

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

The MYO will not cover the costs of the applicants related to auditions.
It is not compulsory to be a student to apply to this session.

Age of the applicants — 18 to 30 years old
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.

Musical practices
• Musical improvisers (traditional and Mediterranean music, jazz, etc.)
• High instrumental level, at ease with musical collective practices
• Open to all instruments and voices
During the sessions, the training will happen in English.

Minimum level required
• High instrumental level or high vocal level – Intense practice of musical improvisation, even of musical composition. Career-oriented higher studies in music.
• There is no requirement to have been or to be a student in a higher education institution.
• A first orchestra within an intercultural ensemble will be appreciated.

 

AUDITIONS AND DEADLINE BY COUNTRY

Albania
Our auditions are organised in partnership with the University of Arts of Tirana - Art Academy.
The date and place of the auditions as well as the contact of the person in charge of registration will be communicated later.

Algeria
Our auditions are organised in partnership with the Institut National Supérieur d’Alger (INSM).
The date and place of the auditions as well as the contact of the person in charge of the registrations will be communicated later.

Cyprus
We are finalising the recruitment of musicians in cooperation with the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Croatia
Our auditions are organised in partnership with the Zagreb Academy of Music.
The auditions will take place at the Academy of Music in Zagreb on January 11, 2022.
Musicians applying for the auditions in Zagreb should register directly with Ema Proso Sepec: suradnja@muza.hr

Egypt
Our auditions are organised in partnership with the Cairo Academy of Arts.
The date and place of the auditions as well as the contact of the person in charge of the registrations will be communicated later.

France
Our auditions are organised in partnership with:
- the CRR Aix-en-Provence and the IESM Europe et Méditerranée,
- the CRR Marseille
- the CRR Avignon,
- the CRR Nice,
- the CNSMDP Paris,

Musicians applying for an audition taking place in one of these cities must REGISTER ONLINE.

Auditions will take place:
- at the CNSMDP in Paris on November 30, 2021. Application deadline: November 23, 2021.
- at the Conservatoire Régional d'Aix-en-Provence on January 17 & 18, 2022. Application deadline: January 9, 2022.
- at the Conservatoire du Grand Avignon on January 19, 2022. Application deadline: January 9, 2022.
- at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional Pierre Cochereau in Nice on January 20, 2022. Application deadline: January 9, 2022.


- at the Conseravtoire Pierre Barbizet de Marseille on January 21, 2022. Application deadline: January 9, 2022.
The date for the orther auditions will be communicated later.
For any questions, please contact Élodie Ughetto: elodie.ughetto@festival-aix.com

Greece
Our auditions are organised in partnership with the National Conservatory of Athens and the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki / University of Macedonia - Department of Music Science & Art
The dates and places of the auditions as well as the contact of the person in charge of the registrations will be communicated later.

Italy
Our auditions are organised in partnership with the Milan Conservatory on December 17, 2021.
Musicians applying for an audition taking place in Milan must REGISTER ONLINE.
Application deadline: December 9, 2021.
For any questions, please contact Élodie Ughetto: elodie.ughetto@festival-aix.com

Lebanon
Our auditions are organised in partnership with l’École des Arts Ghassan Yamine and Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music.
The dates and places of the auditions as well as the contacts of the people in charge of the registrations will be communicated later.

Malta
Our auditions are organised in partnership with ARC Research and Consultancy.
The dates and places of the auditions as well as the contacts of the people in charge of the registrations will be communicated later.

Morocco
Our auditions are organised in partnership with the Conservatoire National de Musique et d'Art chorégraphique de Rabat and Visa For Music.
The dates and places of the auditions as well as the contacts of the people in charge of the registrations will be communicated later.

Palestine
We are finalising the recruitment of musicians in cooperation with the National Youth Orchestra of Palestine (Edward Said National Conservatory of Music).

Portugal
Our auditions are organised in partnership with the Lisbon Higher School of Music on February 12 and 13, 2022.
Musicians applying for an audition taking place in Lisbon must REGISTER ONLINE.
Application deadline: January 16, 2022.
For any questions, please contact Mathilde Lamy: mathilde.lamy@festival-aix.com

Slovenia
Our auditions are organised in partnership with the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana.
The auditions will take place at the Academy of Music of the University on January 12th in Ljubljana.
Musicians applying for the auditions in Ljubljana should register directly with Nina Podlipnik: nina.podlipnik@ag.uni-lj.si or aginter@ag.uni-lj.si
Phone: +386 1 24 27 320 and mobile: +386 40 399 644.

Spain
We are finalising the recruitment of musicians in cooperation with the National Youth Orchestra of Spain Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE).

Tunisia
Our auditions are organised in partnership with l’Institut Supérieur de Musique of Sfax, Sousse and Tunis.
The dates and places of the auditions as well as the contact details of the persons in charge of registration will be communicated later.

Turkey
Our auditions are organised in partnership with the Istanbul Technical University Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM).
The date and place of the auditions as well as the contact of the person in charge of registration will be communicated later.
We are also finalising the recruitment of musicians in cooperation with the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Turkey.

 

APPLICATION

AUDITION TEST
During her / his audition, the musician has to play:
• A standard tune - from the musicians’ original musical field (jazz standard, traditional tune, etc.)
• A personal composition or an arrangement

Candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency in their chosen idiom, including instrumental technique and improvisation skills.
The musician has to perform one of the two pieces as a soloist.
The audition of each musician will last maximum 15 minutes, including a short interview. The interview will be about the candidate’s musical journey and his / her projects for the future.

 

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 a standard tune (see the paragraphe Audition test)
- Video recording of a personal composition or an arrangement (see the paragraphe Audition test)
One of video recording should be performed with the candidate as a solo player.

Application deadline: March 20, 2022.


HELP & INFORMATION

Élodie Ughetto — elodie.ughetto@festival-aix.com
+33 (0)4 42 17 43 61 — +33 (0)6 59 63 02 27

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