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Tickets on Sale Now for Limited Seating at Enescu Competition’s Concerts in the Romanian Athenaeum

May 7, 2021

Audience access is allowed only under the following rules: tickets are nominal; ID verification; vaccination certificate or negative PCR test or proof of antibodies present
50 music students will be granted free access to the Semifinals recitals at the Athenaeum, upon registration on www.festivalenescu.ro

Lovers of classical music are invited to purchase tickets for indoor seated concerts and recitals in the 2020/2021 Enescu Competition, held at the Romanian Athenaeum from May 12 to May 23. Access will be allowed only as long as crucial sanitary criteria are being met. The number of seats going on sale covers 30% of the hall capacity.

The ticket sale for indoor seating started on Friday, May 7, and takes place exclusively online – on www.festivalenescu.ro through the Eventim platform, or directly on the Eventim website, via this link. In case tickets to a concert are still available on the day of the event, Eventim will organize a sale point at the Romanian Athenaeum entrance, opened only on the day of the respective concert between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM (EEST), to sell the remaining tickets.

Audience access will be granted on presentation of the following: nominal ticket; identity document; the official proof of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 or a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before the concert or a positive test result for antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Masks are required for all patrons at all times while at Athenaeum Hall and must be worn over the nose and mouth.

The ticket price for Athenaeum Hall is 65 RON per concert or recital. No subscriptions will go on sale for indoor seating. Parallel to the sale of indoor seating tickets, the sale of tickets and subscriptions for online viewing will continue on the Festival website and Eventim platform.

There are a total of nine concerts and recitals in the Enescu Competition that music lovers can attend:

The contestants selected to move on to the Finals will perform in a concert with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of internationally renowned conductors Nicolas AltstaedtWilson Hermanto, and John Axelrod. The Finals will take place on May 15 – Cello; May 19 – Violin; and May 23 – Piano.

Between Competition performances, there will be six special Recitals given by members of the juries and leading musicians of the moment – Mihaela Martin, Frans Helmerson & Plamena Mangova TrioRoland PöntinenDmitry Sitkovetsky & Iain Burnside, as well as winners of previous editions of the Enescu Competition: violinist Vikram Sedona, cellist Marcel Johannes Kits, and pianist Victoria Vassilenko. 

The Competition’s full Program can be viewed here. All contestants who will take part in the Semifinals of the three sections are listed on www.festivalenescu.ro, under the Results tab.

Here you find step-by-step instructions for buying the tickets to indoor seating at Athenaeum Hall.

Further details regarding the purchase and use of tickets can be found at the bottom of each event web page on www.festivalenescu.ro, under the FAQ section, or can be received by directly contacting the Eventim team, via email at [email protected] or via phone at 0728 999 775, Monday to Friday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EEST).

Access to the Athenaeum for the Enescu Competition Semifinals allowed only for 50 music students

The general public will not have access to the Athenaeum Hall for the Enescu Competition Semifinals, for logistics and sanitary safety reasons. Music lovers will be able to view these recitals online, free of charge, on www.festivalenescu.ro. However, the organizers will make available 50 seats for music students for free, so that they can listen and analyze the contestants’ performance and interpretation of Enescu.

The Semifinals will consist of recitals wherein contestants perform sonatas by George Enescu and will take place on May 13 – Cello, May 17 – Violin, May 21 – Piano. Each Semifinal will unfold in two sessions: one from 9:00 AM and the other from 4:00 PM (EEST).

Access procedure to the Semifinals for students in higher music education institutions:

  • Registration on the Festival website. The registration form will be available for all 3 Semifinals starting May 7 and must be filled out at least 24 hours before the event. Participants will fill in their identification data and indicate their preferred session (morning or afternoon). Access will be granted strictly based on the registration. (For example, the registration form for the Cello Semifinals will be available until May 12, 9:00 AM)
  • Access will be granted upon confirmation of the registration on the Festival website, on presentation of the following: student card; identity document; the official proof of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 or a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before the concert or a positive test result for antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
  • Masks are required at all times while at Athenaeum Hall and must be worn over the nose and mouth.
  • The distribution of the 50 seats will follow the social distancing rules. Assigned seating must be respected at all times.
  • This access procedure for pupils and students applies only to the Semifinals.

The organizers of the Competition have taken all the necessary precautions to protect the health of both guest artists coming to Romania and audience members. The Organizer reserves the right to change the format of events and, as the case may be, to postpone or cancel certain events in the Enescu Competition, should such measures be required or desirable in the circumstances associated with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. In case the Competition is canceled for reasons of force majeure, the money paid will be returned to the buyers.

George Enescu Competition is an international platform for launching future world-class musicians and for promoting the compositions of the great Romanian composer to the new generation of artists. It is thus a natural extension of the George Enescu Festival, the most important cultural event organized in Romania. The Competition has four sections – violin, cello, piano, and composition – and it ranks in the top five classical music competitions worldwide.