The Medinea network

Artists and music professionals from the Mediterranean Basin involved in projects and developing links between music, society, and heritage.

Medinea Series

Communication kit

Artistic Identity and Professional Presentation When putting forward your qualities as a professional musician, it is important to focus on your presentation skills. All artistic work involves an element of self-promotion as well as communication about your project. Some of the most basic and most requested professional self-communication tools are of course: Your CV accompanied […]

Medinea Series

Orality – Immaterial writing

A great variety of musical repertoires from the Mediterranean have made their way to us, thanks to the sophisticated, uninterrupted oral transmission of expressions and artistic practices that have been memorised and shared by generations of artists. Through a process of collective composition, the artists put their own musical heritage into play along with the […]


Lisbon session

13 - 22 July 2021

Open to young and talented musicians from the Mediterranean basin building their careers to become professional artists, each Medinea 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.). This training offers a unique intercultural experience […]


Sidi Bou Said session


An open program to the finest young musicians and improvisers from the Mediterranean The four 2021 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, […]


Public Awareness Training Session


A training programme to raise public awareness of the arts, open to musicians from all walks of life. For 10 years, a multi-session training programme to raise public awareness of the arts has given young artists the opportunity to put their musical talents into practice and to develop their professional skills outside of the concert […]


Florence NOWAK

French singer

Florence, alias Kimsar on stage, is a French singer-songwriter and ethnomusicologist. Her stage name comes from a pristine Himalayan village where she collected North-Indian songs for a PhD on the local music scene. She is currently developing several projects in the South of France: a solo musical theatre play adapted from the short story The […]


Marouane MZOUGH

Moroccan musician

Marouane is a young Musician from Oujda, a city in the Far East of Morocco, he’s mainly specialized in playing wind instruments as well as singing. His Musical journey started since childhood while playing with neighbourhood groups who play cultural “Issawa” and “Dakka Marrakchia” two Moroccan traditional genres based on traditional wind instruments and percussion. […]



Tunisian musician

Sarra is a Tunis-based vocalist and Oud player. At only 19, she has already won several national singing and Oud competitions, performed with the Tunisian National Orchestra and the “Rachidia” traditional orchestra, and toured internationally throughout Europe, Northern Africa and the United States. Sarra was selected for the OneBeat program which brings together emerging musical […]


Borislav GALABOV

Bulgarian musician

Borislav was born in Bulgaria –Zvanichevo village. When he was seven, he started to sing, and later he started to play gadulka (Bulgarian national instrument ). At fourteen, he started to study in National school for folk arts ‘’Filip Koutev’’ in Kotel city. In 2011, he finished with specialty –Gadulka. In the same year he […]



French musician

Driven by his love for the energy of rock music, Benoit Quentin starts his musical practice in a self-taught way on the electric bass and began composing from the very first time he picked the instrument. His curiosity for other rhythmic and harmonic forms leads him quickly to learn to the double bass and to […]


Christine LEE

Korean musician

Considered one of the top stars of her generation, Korean cellist Christine J. Lee was a top laureate of the first Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition in Brussels and winner of the First Prize at the Isang Yun International Cello Competition in Korea in 2018. Some of her highlights for this season include her debut […]



Lebanese musician

Born in A Small Mediterranean Country Called Lebanon. He started his musical studies at a young age, At The Lebanese National Higher Conservatory in Beirut in 2005 that he will end obtaining his diploma in violin full with new projects. While studying, he was a member of the Classical Youth Orchestra, The Lebanese Oriental Orchestra […]



French musician

Loup started playing the drums in Cluny, his hometown, at the age of 6. Through his influences and listening, he quickly became interested in jazz and improvised music. Being the only musician in his family, he will have to have a great desire to learn and a strong motivation. It is precisely his desire and […]

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