George Enescu International Festival XXIV edition

Having reached its 24th edition, George Enescu International Festival will take place between 31 August and 22 September 2019. In Bucharest concert halls we will see over 2,500 of the most valuable musicians of the world, coming from 50 countries, and 84 concerts and recitals will be presented.

This year’s edition of the festival has a total number of 34 figures for the first time in Romania: 25 artists, including Marion Cotillard, Kirill Petrenko, Mitsuko Uchida, and nine world-class orchestras.

The 2019 edition of George Enescu International Festival awaits its audience in the Palace Hall, at the Romanian Athenaeum, the Radio Hall, the Small Palace Hall, the George Enescu Hall at the National University of Music, and at Excelsior Theatre, to concerts and recitals grouped under six sections: “Great Orchestras of the World”, “By Midnight Concerts”, “Recitals and Chamber Music”, “21st Century Music”, “Mozart Week in Residence” and “International Composers’ Forum”.

Concerts and events will also be organised in the Festival Square, along with conferences, record releases and book launches, and extraordinary shows.

The Festival will take place in five countries at the same time

Six cities and five countries Germany, Belgium, Italy, Canada and Moldova – will host related events of the George Enescu International Festival, thus honouring the extraordinary musical heritage of the great Romanian composer.

The 2019 edition becomes the largest and richest one in the history of the event: some of the most renowned orchestras of the world and top artists, Romanians and foreigners alike, will present to the audiences of Florence (Italy), Berlin and Dresden (Germany), Liège (Belgium), Toronto (Canada), and Kishinev (Moldova) essential compositions by George Enescu or concerts dedicated to our great composer, at the same time with the performances taking place in Bucharest between 31 August and 22 September, and alongside the concerts scheduled in ten other cities in the country.