The 2018 edition of the “George Enescu” International Competition takes place on 1-23 September, at the National University of Music Bucharest and the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. A total number of 270 young artists from 39 countries will enter the competition at this year’s edition. The Competition programme includes six extraordinary recitals, as well as concerts with orchestra – the finals for each section (Cello, Violin, Piano), with the “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, where three of the best young musicians selected by the jury will perform an entire concerto, and at the end of these evenings the winners of the competition will be announced. In Stages I, II and the Semi-Final, we can follow step by step the evolution of the young musicians taking part in the Competition, as they will perform a vast number of compositions in recitals before the jury and the audience. The full programme of the Competition is available here.



At the 2018 edition, Enescu Competition initiates the online accreditation procedure for journalists.


Accreditation will be granted upon filling in an online form on the Competition and Festival website,, with the following steps:


  1. Visit the registration link, protected with the password “acreditare”.


  1. Fill in the fields with the required information. Read the Terms and Conditions and check the box.


  1. After filling in the information, each journalist will receive a message confirming the registration of the information.


  1. Upon completing the accreditation process, based on a verification procedure, each journalist will receive the accreditation confirmation by e-mail.


  1. The accreditation is issued by operator EVENTIM as a ticket with a unique barcode, to be delivered on the journalist’s e-mail at the address provided on the website.


The final deadline for online registration of the accreditation data is 27 August 2018. 


For media entities, the maximum limit of accreditations per office is two, while for specialised journalists and bloggers, the limit is one accreditation.


The accreditations are not uninominal, so they can be used by several people in the editorial office. However, the unique registration code of the accreditation will not allow registration above the allocated number per publication/journalist, nor transfer of the accreditation to third parties outside the office.


The accreditations allow journalists’ access to the concert hall, but they do not have allocated seats.


The database is permanently under construction. Thus, if you receive the message that they are not registered in the existing database on the website system, please send an e-mail with your identification data, as well as the publication for which or with which you work, to the addresses [email protected] and [email protected] to be introduced in the system and to be able to later follow the steps in the abovementioned procedure.





  1. ACCESS TO INFORMATION – Throughout the Competition, related events will take place – CD releases, autograph sessions. Journalists are invited to inform themselves regarding all the events, from press releases and the website


  1. ACCESS TO EVENTS – Access to the concert hall shall be granted only based on accreditations. Given the limited number of seats, organisers reserve the right to establish the following rule for some concerts: a single reporter + a camera operator.


  1. ACCESS TO VIDEO IMAGES – The Romanian Television has the exclusive right to record the recitals and concerts of the Competition. The other television companies have the right to take images from TVR, or to record for maximum 3 minutes at the beginning or at the end of recitals and concerts of the 2018 “George Enescu” Competition. So as not to disturb the artistic act, recording shall be done from the back of the concert hall, only based on the media accreditation given by the organisers or, in case of specific artistic situations, only with the organisers’ consent. Access is free to all the other events organised at the Competition (conferences, releases, opening nights, cultural activities, etc.). The recitals and concerts shall be streamed live on the website


  1. ACCESS TO PHOTOGRAPHS – Photographers are welcome to take pictures at all the events of 2018 “George Enescu” Competition. Photographs shall be taken for maximum 3 minutes, at the beginning and at the end of each recital and concert. So as not to disturb the artistic act, photographs shall be taken from the back of the concert hall, only based on the media accreditation given by the organisers or, in case of specific artistic situations, only with the organisers’ consent.


The official photographers of the 2018 Enescu Competition will make available for the media a series of real-time images from the events during the Competition on a specially created server on the website In addition, at the request of the media, organisers can also offer for free images from the archives of the artists or the Competition.


Access is free to all the other events organised at the Competition (conferences, releases, opening nights, cultural activities, etc.).


Publications are required to comply with crediting rules when using photographs taken by the official photographers of the Enescu Competition.


  1. CANCELLING ACCREDITATIONS – Organisers reserve their right to cancel accreditations for failure to comply with the rules in concert halls, as well as to introduce new rules in extraordinary situations. George Enescu Competition is world renowned, as a member of the World Federation of International Competitions, and it must follow organisation rules that allow compliance with the standards of important institutions in the industry.


  1. REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS – Journalists are required to request interviews in due time, at the e-mail addresses [email protected] and [email protected]. Requests shall be sent to the artists, who will decide, according to their own agenda, whether they grant them or not. Taking into account the short period of time that many of the artists will spend in Romania, for the “George Enescu” Competition, some requests for interviews may not be honoured.


Translation provided by Biroul de Traduceri Champollion