George Enescu Music Festival

Romanian Athenaeum - Bucharest International Music Festival
World's top Orchestras, Conductors and Chamber Ensembles
will perform in Bucharest - Romania,
August 31 - September 22, 2019

The 24nd biennial George Enescu Classical Music Festival and Competition,
scheduled for August 31 - September 22, 2019,
will pay special tribute to Romania's most famous composer/musician, George Enescu.

Some of the world's most famous orchestras, chamber ensembles will offer performances
and juried competitions will be held for piano, violin and voice.

On the schedule are:

Berliner Philharmoniker
August 31 and September 1
conductor: KIRILL PETRENKO

London Symphony Orchestra
September 2 and 3
conductor: GIANANDREA NOSEDA

Polish National Radio Orchestra
September 3 and 4
conductors: LAWRENCE FOSTER (September 3)
and CRISTIAN MANDEAL (September 4)

Rundfunk-Sinfornieorchester Berlin
September 4 and 5
conductor: VLADIMIR JUROWSKI

Orchestre National de France
September 6 and 7
conductor: EMMANUEL KRIVINE

Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
September 8
conductor: HORIA ANDREESCU

Staatskappelle Dresden
September 8 and 9
conductor: MYUNG-WHUN CHUNG

Romanian National Youth Orchestra - George Enescu Philharmonic
September 10
conductor: MICHAEL SANDERLING

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
September 11
conductor: MAXIM VENGEROV

State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “EVGENY SVETLANOV”
September 11 and 12
conductor: VLADIMIR JUROWSKI

La Grande Capelle de Madrid
September 12

"George Enescu" Philharmonic Orchestra
September 13
conductor: PETER RUNDEL

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
September 13 and 14
conductor: VASILY PETRENKO

"Moldova" Philharmonic Orchestra - Iasi
September 14
conductor: BRAD LUBMAN

Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra
September 15
conductor: CRISTIAN LUPES

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege
September 14 and 15
conductors: GERGELY MADARAS (September 14)
and TIBERIU SOARE (September 15)

Romania's National Radio Orchestra & Academic Choir
September 15
conductor: PAUL DANIEL

Orchestra & Choir of the Maggio Musicale
September 16 and 17
conductor: FIORENTINO FABIO LUISI

Orchestre National de Lille
September 18
conductor: VLAD VIZIREANU

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
September 18,
conductor: YURI TEMIRKANOV

Orchestre National de Lille and Choir of "George Enescu" Philharmonic
September 19
conductor: ALEXANDRE BLOCH

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra & Romania Radio Academic Choir
September 19
conductor: CHRISTIAN BADEA

Banatul Philharmonic Orchestra - Timisoara
September 20
conductor: MICHAEL NYMANS

Orchestra and Choir of "George Enescu" Philharmonic and VocalConsort Berlin
September 20
conductor: LOTHAR ZAGROSEK

Targu Mures Philharmonic Orchestra
September 21
conductor: ADRIAN PETRESCU

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
September 21 and 22
conductor: MARISS JANSONS

Romania's National Radio Orchestra & Academic Choir
September 22
conductor: KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI

The complete George Enescu Festival 2019 schedule of performances
is available at FestivalEnescu.ro

Romanian Athenaeum - Bucharest International Music Festival

World's top Orchestras, Conductors and Chamber Ensembles will perform in Romania "George Enescu was one of the most prodigiously gifted musicians of the twentieth century," according to noted biographer Paul Banks, "a great violinist and composer, a distinguished conductor, an accomplished pianist, able cellist and a famous violin teacher who numbered Christian Ferras, Arthur Grumiaux and Yehudi Menuhin among his pupils.
His musical memory was phenomenal, a fact that contributed to the loss of some of his own works which he composed but never wrote down."

George Enescu's Bucharest residence is now a museum and home to Romania's Association of Music Composers.
Built by noted architect, I.D. Berindei, in 1901, the Cantacuzino Palace is a very fine example of Art Nouveau architecture. It now includes three exhibit halls, two concert rooms and spectacular ballroom. 
Among the exhibits is Enescu's first violin, presented to him at age four.

Festival Facts:
Dates /
Duration:
August 31 - September 22, 2019
23 days
# of Performances/ Concerts: 150
Schedule of Performances: FestivalEnescu.ro
Bucharest Host Venues: *   The Romanian Athenaeum
*   "Sala Mare a Palatului" Concert Hall
*   Romania's National Art Museum Auditorium
*   Romanian National Radio Concert Hall
Festival Packages & Tickets: E-mail
Telephone: (+4) 021 212.50.41
Individual ticket prices:
Festival Pass:
$7.50 (30 Lei)    to    $ 54.00 (210 Lei)
$328.50 (1,320 lei)    to    $760.00 (3,080 lei)
More festival information: FestivalEnescu.ro