The First Round of the 2020 Enescu Competition’s Violin Section Begins Today
The First Round of the Violin Section in the 2020 George Enescu International Competition will take place between September 5 and 9, 2020, and will include 60 mini-recitals given by violinists from around the world, published on www.festivalenescu.ro.
The jury will evaluate the competitors’ performances during this time, and the results will be announced on September 10, at 5:00 PM GMT|8:00 PM EEST (Romania), on www.festivalenescu.ro. Only 12 of the 60 competitors will advance to the Second Round. The youngest competitor is 17 years old, and the oldest is 32.
To create a bond between musicians and spectators, the platform provides three buttons through which viewers can virtually applaud, choosing the intensity and form of their praise. Spectators can also send messages to young musicians to encourage them. The public’s reaction to these mini-recitals will be communicated to both competitors and juries and will be also made public. Music lovers can share their favorite videos on their own social media channels.
For each of the first two rounds of the Competition, the competitors sent to the Organizing Committee video recordings of their performances according to the initially chosen repertoire, and the jury members analyze from home. All the recordings sent by competitors will be published for the general public on the Enescu Competition’s website www.festivalenescu.ro.
Access to the 2020 Enescu Competition online content during this period is free. The full program is at this link: https://www.festivalenescu.ro/program/.
George Enescu Competition is an international platform for launching the 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.