• High school students like classical music, but they only listen to it occasionally and they ...

    Over five hundred young high school students attended the workshops entitled “What do we hear when we listen to music?”, a project of the “George Enescu” International Competition, launched to train young audiences to appreciate classical music interpretations and increase the appetite of teenagers and youth for this music genre. ...
  • Tickets to the 2018 “George Enescu” Competition go on sale today

    Extraordinary recitals, concerts with orchestra and talented musicians of the world await their audience at the Romanian Athenaeum in September Tickets to the 2018 “George Enescu” International Competition (1-23 September, Bucharest) go on sale today, 24 May, starting 2.00 p.m., in the Eventim network (Germanos, Orange stores, Carrefour, Humanitas and ...
  • Preselection results

    Piano preselection results | Violin preselection results Cello preselection results:   1 Alejandro Olóriz Spain 2 Alejandro Viana Spain 3 Alexander Warenberg Netherlands 4 Alexander Hersh United States 5 Anastasia Feruleva Russia 6 Andrew Byun Canada 7 Anouchka Hack Germany 8 Ariana  Kashefi United Kingdom 9 Ayano Kamimura Japan 10 ...
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    400 young musicians enroled in the George Enescu International Competition 2018

    George Enescu International Competition takes place between 1 and 23 September in Bucharest, it is open to the public and will bring a record number of young musicians to Romanian stages and before the international jury. The tickets will go on sale in early May. A record number of young ...
  • FINAL DAYS to Apply for the ENESCU COMPETITION 2018

    Register now to participate in the 2018 George Enescu International Competition, to give your best in front of the jury, and win! The George Enescu International Competition is looking forward to meeting the most gifted young artists in Violin, Cello, Piano and Composition, and to reward their talented hard work. ...
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    Apply for the George Enescu International Competition until 15 April 2018

    The George Enescu International Competition has already started to receive applications for the 4 sections – violin, cello, piano and composition. The deadline for submitting the form is 15 April 2018. The young musicians who are interested can access it HERE. Celebrating 60 years from the first edition, both the ...
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    Interview with soprano Kristine Opolais: “I wanted to be an actress, not an opera singer”

    After her intense performance, at times imbedded with sparks of the actress-diva that she is on stage, she greeted me backstage looking even more beautiful up close. Opolais is known for her innate expressiveness and theatrical interpretation skills, which have contributed to her success at various major opera houses around ...
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    Daniele Gatti, conductor: “I am in a search for the truth”

    “Widely acclaimed” is an idea often coming up in reviews about him. The Milanese Daniele Gatti, whose baton has lead two of the closing concerts of the International George Enescu Festival 2017, has increasingly become one of the most significant concert and opera conductors of our times. He has also ...
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    ENESCU FESTIVAL 2017 TODAY’S EVENTS – 24 SEPTEMBER

    Today’s events at the George Enescu International Festival, 2017 edition.  CONCERTS EVENT Recitals and Chamber Music MEMBERS OF MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Conductor and soloist: PATRICIA KOPATCHINSKAJA – violin Soloist: POLINA LESCHENKO – piano Programme: Ligeti – Six Bagatelles for wind quintet Ligeti – Trio for violin, horn and piano Webern ...
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    Interview with Manu Delago: What I like the most is when I play to large ...

    Manu Delago’s handpan and Anoushka Shankar’s sitar – The Privileged Glimpse into a World of Bliss Interview by Cristina Enescu An Austrian from Tirol playing an instrument created in Switzerland, anybody? How about a mesmerizing concert of world famous sitar magician Anoushka Shankar alongside “one of her favourite musicians”, Manu ...