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Acting towards dialogue, education and mobility among young musicians and music professionals in the Mediterranean

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Activities

Aix-en-Provence session

The Festival d'Aix welcomes a Medinea session & will allow 25 Mediterranean musicians to compose under the lead of Fabrizio Cassol and Claron McFadden

Activities

Mediterranean Youth Orchestra – Symphonic Session

An open program to the finest young classical musicians coming from conservatories, academies, universities and higher music institutes of the Mediterranean basin. The Symphonic Session of the Mediterranean Youth...

Medinea Series

Audition and Competition Preparation

This Medinea On Air module is devoted to provide training for young musicians who wish to prepare for auditions

Artists

Myrsini PONTIKOPOULOU-VENIERI

Greek violinist

Violin

Bernat Cucarella Sifre

Spanish musician

Vibraphone

Wajdi Riahi

Tunisian

Piano

Rahma BEL HAJ YAHYA

Tunisian oud player

Oud

Oscar Viret

French musician

Trumpet

Hacene ZEMRANI

Algerian musician

Saxophone

Sarra DOUIK

Tunisian musician

Oud | Voice

Ahmed LITAIEM

Tunisian musician

Ney

Colin HELLER

French musician

Violin, nyckelharpa, mandolin

Matteo NICOLIN

Italian guitarist

Guitar

Wafa ABBES

Tunisian singer

Singer

Mentors

Fabrizio CASSOL

Saxophonist and composer

Claron McFadden

Soprano

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Pierpaolo Vacca - diatonic accordion - Master of Sardinian traditional music, Pierpaolo is collaborating and composing with the Medinea team a beautiful intercultural piece with influences from the traditional Sardinian music.

ūüďĚ: Born in Ovodda in the province of Nuoro, a pupil of the master Peppino Deiana, he made his debut at a very young age in the squares of the island, in open spaces, festivals and processions. Since 2014, together with the guitarist and singer Giuseppe Muggianu, he has been carrying out the project "Around for songs", a show dedicated to Italian singer-songwriters. Since 2018 he has presented a solo show, a project in which traditional Sardinian music is approached with a personal style characterized by the use
of electronic effects. In June 2019, he participates in the Music @ Work project conceived and developed by the Cherimus association. The formation and recording of the album by the Sardinian-Senegalese group "Gegò Yegó" was born from a short stay in Dakar, a formation composed of Massimo Congiu, Francesco Medda (Arrogalla), Pape Ndiaye, Pape Ndiop and Kalsoum.
Project that mixes the Sardinian tradition with the music and rhythms of the Senegalese tradition. In October 2021 he was involved by Paolo Fresu in the theatrical project produced by the Teatro Stabile of Bolzano, "Tango Macondo", directed by Giorgio Gallione, and from which an album called "Tango Macondo" was born, recorded for TUK music, together to Paolo Fresu and Daniele Di Bonaventura. He is currently working on his first solo album.

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The session is produced by the @festivalaix and the @ojm_myo_festival_aix and is supported by the #ErasmusPlus programme and the #FondationOrange
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ūüďł: @dianamonicadumitrescu |¬†@dista.space
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Federico Calcagno - Clarinet - one of the 8 participants of the Session in Nuoro, 2022.

ūüďĚ: Federico Calcagno is a clarinet and bass clarinet player, creative jazz musician and composer from Milan, Italy, and currently active between Italy and The Netherlands. <<The new bishop of the best Italian Jazz [A. Bazzurro, All About Jazz] >> has considered one of the most exciting clarinet players and creative musicians of the young generation.
As a composer, Federico regularly writes music for his bands: Liquid Identities, Piranha, The Dolphians, Fade in Trio.
He's the winner of several international prizes and rewards as Premio Internazionale Giorgio Gaslini 2020, Best New Italian Talent by Musica Jazz, Nuova Generazione Jazz 2021, Dutch Jazz Competition 2021.
As leader and co-leader, Federico has released five albums till now: From Another Planet (2019), Liquid Identities (2020), Urlo d’Ebano (2021), Piranha (2021), Live Fast, Die a Legend (2022).

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The session is produced by the @festivalaix and the @ojm_myo_festival_aix and is supported by the #ErasmusPlus programme and the #FondationOrange
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ūüďł: @dianamonicadumitrescu |¬†@dista.space
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Eirini Zogali - Bouzouki - one of the 8 participants of the Session in Nuoro, 2022.

ūüďĚ: Born in Corinth, Greece, Eirini Zogali started her music studies in the age of 7 with classical guitar. In 2009 she got accepted in the local music school where she took an interest for the first time in greek traditional music and in tampoura, a three string instrument with great music history. From tampoura she transitioned to the greek bouzouki(also three strings) in the age of 15 and coordinated with it deeply. In 2015 she started her bachelor studies with specialization in the bouzouki at the Department of music science and art in Thessaloniki.

During her studies there she experienced different styles of greek, balkan and turkish music, with bouzouki as a tool of translation. With the guide of her teachers she learned how to come in touch with the essence of the instrument, which was created by constant experimentation and change in the techniques and the tunings, and that's how she likes to represent it. After her graduation she got accepted to the Master programme of Codarts, Rotterdam where she studies the percussive side of the oud (an instrument also of great importance to her) and its possibilities, while at the same time she is teaching the bouzouki with students from all over the world.

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The session is produced by the @festivalaix and the @ojm_myo_festival_aix and is supported by the #ErasmusPlus programme and the #FondationOrange
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ūüďł: @dianamonicadumitrescu |¬†@dista.space
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Eva Català - Percussion - one of the 8 participants of the Medinea Session in Nuoro, 2022.

ūüďĚ: Eva Catal√† is considered one of the new most promising emerging voices of the valencian musical scene in the field of Jazz and World Music. Her unique language is a rich combination of the most diverse influences and develops through the perspective that music is one of the strongest tools to unite people and break boundries.

Drummer, percussionist, vibraphonist, marimbist, arranger and composer, has participated as Guest Artist in many international Festivals and recordings like the 57 Jazzaldia, the XXIV Valencia Jazz Festival, the Holland Festival 2019 with the Dutch National Opera and the World Minimal Music Festival 2019 in Amsterdam, among others. In these she has performed along with important figures of the spanish jazz scene such as Perico Sambeat, Carlos Sarduy, David Pastor and Sole Giménez, among others.

She has also been awarded grants like the Berklee College of Music scholarship for the Master's Studies in Contemporary Performance and Production, the prestigious AIE Scholarship and other distinctions in competitions like the 1st Prize of the Juryin the 2020 MP Music Foundation International Competition.

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The session is produced by the @festivalaix and the @ojm_myo_festival_aix and is supported by the #ErasmusPlus programme and the #FondationOrange
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ūüďł: @dianamonicadumitrescu |¬†@dista.space
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José Almeida - Double bass - one of the 8 participants of the Medinea Session in Nuoro, 2022.

ūüďĚ: Jos√© started his musical studies in 2007 in the ‚ÄúSintra Conservatory‚ÄĚ, studying Classical Guitar; in 2012 started to play electric bass, studying with Nuno Allan, very important bass player in Portugal.‚Ä®At 17, he got into ‚ÄúHot Club‚ÄĚ, the most important jazz school in Lisbon, where he studied with the likes of Luis Cunha, Nuno Costa, Francisco Brito, Andr√© Rosinha. A year after,¬†in 2017, he got into ESML (Escola Superior de M√ļsica de Lisboa), the biggest music University in Portugal, where he is finishing a bachelor‚Äôs degree in Jazz Performance, studying with Andr√© Fernandes, Bernardo Moreira, Nelson Cascais, √ďscar Gra√ßa, Pedro Moreira, Afonso Pais, Ricardo Pinheiro, among others.
He has participated in workshops with world-class musicians, like Ohad Talmor, Shane Endsley, Gilad Hekselman, Perico Sambeat, Jesus Santandr√©u, Dan Weiss, Joe Lovano, Romain Pilon, David Binney and Mike Del Ferro. He has toured extensively in Portugal and other countries: having played with Andr√© Fernandes, Ohad Talmor, Shane Endsley, √ďscar Gra√ßa, Jo√£o Paulo Esteves da Silva, Andr√© Silva, Javier Subatin and many others, including a performance as guest double-bass player with the ‚ÄúESML Wind Ensemble‚ÄĚ and Jesus Santandr√©u.
Jos√© has done quite the number of shows with theatre companies and also plays with the band ‚ÄúKumpania Algazarra‚ÄĚ. He has played in Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy, China and
Switzerland.

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The session is produced by the @festivalaix and the @ojm_myo_festival_aix and is supported by the #ErasmusPlus programme and the #FondationOrange
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ūüďł: @dianamonicadumitrescu |¬†@dista.space
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#OJM #MYO #Medinea #collectivecomposition #interculturalcreation #Festivalaix #mediterraneanmusic #Mediterraneanjazz #intercultural #jazzprogram #interculturalprogram #nuorojazz #nuorojazzfestival #entemusicalenuoro #cittadinuoro #igersardegna #igersnuoro #nugoro @erasmusplus @erasmusplusprojects
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