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Hector Berlioz Youth European Orchestra

The Hector Berlioz Youth European Orchestra offers to young pre-professional musicians a unique opportunity to follow a high standard orchestral training course on period instruments, and provides them a professional experience under brilliant musicians.


The Hector Berlioz Youth European Orchestra :
From 2009, the Berlioz festival has wished to offer an orchestral training course to young students from French and Europeans conservatoires.
Two preparatory rehearsal sessions are planned : the first in July, the second
in August, supervised by the soloists of the orchestra Les Siècles.
The students attend trainings under the direction of the internationally renowned maestro, and specialist of period instruments : François-Xavier Roth.
The training ends by a concert during the Berlioz festival 2017, at the Château Louis XI !
Students are offered the opportunity to explore in depth the interpretation of the French romantic and Berlioz’s repertoires on period instruments.
With the professional musicians, the students benefit from a particular training to get a stepping stone into the orchestral profession.

In addition to the orchestral work, the JOEHB proposes further workshops :
→ Presentation of the festival and its line-up by Bruno Messina, director of the festival
→ Guided tour of the Hector Berlioz museum with Antoine Troncy, in charge of the museum
→ Formalities and social context of the professional musicians in France by Fanny Malafosse, administrative manager of the festival

The JOEHB is a training offered by the Festival Berlioz. The festival is organized by the AIDA (Agence Iséroise de Diffusion Artistique /Artistic Diffusion Agency of Isère), public establishment of cultural cooperation, mainly subsidized by the Département of Isère.

With the support of the group Caisse des Dépôts main sponsor of the JOEHB



Dates - 2017
From 16 to 20 July in Paris, and from 17 to 19 August in La Côte-Saint-André (Isère)
Forward-looking planning

The tutors are the section principals of the orchestra Les Siècles, specialists in the interpretation of the 19th century repertoire, on period instruments.

Training and Orchestra
Each of these training session is followed by a concert with musicians from Les Siècles. For the August session, the concert is part of the Festival Berlioz in la Côte-Saint-André.


From 18 to 30 years old

Eligible musicians
Students from European Conservatoires/Colleges of music. Also those studying at university.
Auditions may be held depending on numbers of applications and orchestral section.

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+33 (0)4 74 20 31 37
joehb aida38.fr

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Festival Berlioz 2011 : François-Xavier Roth dirige le JOEHB
©Gérard Gay-Perret
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Festival Berlioz 2014, le JOEHB joue La Damnation de Faust au Château Louis XI
©Delphine Warin/Festival Berlioz
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Festival Berlioz 2013 : le JOEHB joue Béatrice et Bénédict au Château Louis XI
©Gérard Gay-Perret