150 events to be presented at George Enescu International Festival and Competition in 2013

Newsroom 01/11/2012 | 11:43

The biennial “George Enescu” International Festival and Competition next takes place between September 1-28, 2013 in Bucharest. Run by the Romanian Ministry of Culture, the festival features three weeks of performances by high profile international orchestras and artists, as well as numerous Romanian artists and ensembles.

For the 2013 edition, the 21st edition since 1958, the organizers prepared more than 150 events, such as: six concerts of Romanian music, 14 recitals and chamber concerts, 14 famous orchestras performing 28 concerts, 21 orchestral and chamber ensembles, eight concerts under the “Enescu and his contemporaries” title, four opera concerts, two ballet shows, 48 concerts for the international competition, cultural manifestations in the festival’s square, art exhibitions and the Musicology Symposium.

The 21st edition of George Enescu festival will feature some of the most famous orchestras of the world, such as: the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam / Maris Jansons, Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim, Orchestra dell’Accademia Santa Cecilia di Roma / Antonio Pappano, Orchestre de Paris / Näme Järvi, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski, Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra, Radio Berlin / Marek Janovski ( with the presentation of the Wagner’s Tetra-logy ), Royal Stockholm / Sakari Oramo, Münchener Philharmoniker / Symion Bychkov, Saint Martin in the Fields / Sir Nevil Marriner, Evgeny Kissin, Muray Perahia, Pinchas Zuckermann, National Russian Orchestra/ Michail Pletnev, Fazil Say, Turls Mörk. Romanian artists will also be part of this great event. Horia Andreescu, Cristian Mandeal, Philharmonic “George Enescu”, Cluj,Iaşi and Timişoara Philharmonics, Bucharest National Opera and Youth National Orchestra already confirmed their participation to the event.

The 2013 George Enescu Festival has added a new section to the competition – canto (Wagner’s voices), piano, violin, cello and composition. It will take place between September 1-27, offset, in order to allow the public and the orchestras to see the competitors’ performance.

In Bucharest, the concerts will be staged at Sala Palatului, Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest National Opera, the National Art Museum Aula, “Mihail Jora” hall from Radio Broadcasting Company and Festival’s square. Other 30 concerts will be performed nationwide, in Arad, Bacău, Braşov, Cluj, Craiova, Dorohoi, Iaşi, Oradea, Sibiu  and Timişoara.

At the last edition of the “George Enescu” International Festival, orchestras attending included the Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Staatskappelle Berlin, and artists such as Daniel Barenboim, Helène Grimaud, and Murray Perahia.

Oana Vasiliu

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