Location: Tunisia

The four 2020 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 practise 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 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.


The Tunisian 2020 Medinea session welcomed 12 artists from France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia that can be discovered bellow and ended up with a closed doors concert at the Centre Culturel International de Hammamet . Exceptionally, the final concert has been filmed and the soundtrack been remixed to offer the best version of it and has been broadcasted on Medinea’s Facebook page thanks to all the CCIH technical team.

This session has been guided by Fabrizio Cassol and Zied Zouari and was coproduced by the Centre Culturel International de Hammamet, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) and the Festival d’Aix and was supported by, the Creative Europe Programme, the Fondation Orange and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation with the special support of the Creative Europe Tunisia desk


Find below the press review of this session:

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The MYO is still auditioning for the 2020-2021 Medinea Sessions. More information about the registration and the application process click here.

Photo and video credit: Karama Sayadi