Berlioz Festival’s academy-orchestra


Program :
Les Troyens à Carthage – Berlioz

Session 1 in Paris:
Monday July 5 to Sunday July 11

Session 2 at La Côte-Saint-André:
Monday August 16 to Sunday August 22

Participation to the entirety of both sessions is compulsory.

Sunday August 22, 2021 at 9 p.m. Château Louis XI – La Côte-Saint-André

Download the 2021 brochure


Musical direction
François-Xavier Roth

Musicians from Les Siècles Orchestra, specializing in the interpretation of 19th century repertoires on period instruments.

Age requirement
From 18 up to 30 years old.

Target audiences
Students of Pôles Supérieurs and CNSMDs (Paris and Lyon), students of major European conservatories, CRR and CRD’s students, at the end of 3rd or 4th cycle.


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The Hector Berlioz European Youth Orchestra – Isère thanks the Isère Department for its support.


With the support of the Caisse des Dépôts Group, main sponsor of the youth orchestra

« Fondation Société Générale C’est vous l’avenir » supports AIDA regarding the Hector Berlioz European Youth Orchestra – Isère  

The Hector Berlioz European Youth Orchestra – Isère (or JOEHB-Isère, pronounced « job », acronym based on the french designation), offers exceptional training for young students from the best conservatories in Europe, who wish to deepen their interpretation of the romantic repertoire, on period instruments.
Starting from 2009, the Berlioz Festival, led by the Agence Iséroise de Diffusion Artistique (AIDA) and its director Bruno Messina, wanted to provide a unique orchestral training course in Europe. As a real orchestra-academy, the youth orchestra’s goal is to encourage the professional insertion of young students from Music Conservatories, poles of Higher Artistic Education and high-level European music schools.
For 10 years, the orchestral academy of Berlioz Festival has been directed by François-Xavier Roth, an internationally renowned conductor specializing in interpretation on period instruments.
The summer internship is organized in two stages: in July at the CRR in Paris and in August at La Côte-Saint-André (Isère). Students benefit from an exceptional training with experimented musicians from Les Siècles orchestra, which participates to their professional integration.

IN 2021
After the success of Roméo et Juliette, La Damnation de Faust, Te Deum, La Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem) and the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Hector Berlioz’s death with a performance in La Côte-Saint-André of La Prise de Troie, the first part of the opera Les Troyens, in 2021, the Hector Berlioz European Youth Orchestra – Isère will interpret Les Troyens à Carthage, the second part of this opera.

Recruitment is done on file, enclosing a CV, a cover letter, the application form, and a video of imposed orchestral lines according to sections.

The application procedures are specified on this website when the call for applications is open.

Born out of the initiative of Bruno Messina, the Agence Iséroise de Diffusion Artistique (AIDA) / Berlioz Festival’s director, and developed with the help of François-Xavier Roth, conductor of the Les Siècles orchestra, the Hector Berlioz European Youth Orchestra – Isère is the academy-orchestra of Berlioz Festival. It is supported by AIDA and benefits from the support of the Isère Department and the Caisse des Dépôts Group, its main sponsor.