Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

For this first Medinea session in Slovenia, our partner invited 13 young musicians from 8 countries around the Mediterranean to compose together.
At the end of this session, the representatives of the partner organisations of the Medinea On Air programme met to review past activities and discuss the future projects of the Medinea network.
As for the end-of-session concert, it took place at 19:30 in the Julija Betteta Hall, Kazina Palace.

Photo credit: Darja Štavs Tisu

The Medinea Session is a programme of the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée, open to the finest young musicians and improvisers from the Mediterranean. A session is open to a dozen of young and talented musicians from the Mediterranean basin building their careers to become professional artists who have an intense practice of musical improvisation, even composition. A 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.). 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 that also reveals individual singularities. This training offers a unique intercultural experience of the life of an ensemble in creation, in rehearsals, and on tour.