The 2019 edition of the George Enescu International Festival, one of the most important Festivals in Europe, will take place between the 31st of August and 22nd of September. The Festival is organized under the Patronage of the Romanian President. The Honorary Chairman of the Festival is Maestro Zubin Mehta. The Artistic Director is Maestro Vladimir Jurowski.
For the second time organized within the Music of the 21st Century Series of George Enescu International Festival, the International Composers’ Forum, with prof. and composer Dan Dediu as coordinating director and moderator, is an initiative that aims to bring together renowned musicians, famous composers, young composers, but also the general audience interested in the current musical phenomenon manifested in the international cultural space.
During the three weekends dedicated to the “Music of the 21st Century” Series, the audience will be able to enjoy the music of the composers who will take part in the special concerts held at the Radio Hall, under the brand of the series. They will be joined by renowned ensembles and orchestras, conductors and Romanian composers, all together being involved in a series of lectures and debates with the purpose of facilitating the reconnection of the public to the contemporary music. Great personalities such as Lera Auerbach, Eric Montalbetti, Krysztof Penderecki, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Jörg Widmann, Tristan Murail, Unsuk Chin, Michael Jarrell, Philippe Manoury, Jose Maria Sanchez-Verdu, Xiaogang Ye,and many others, will share their musical creed, and also express their views within six major events (Ars Poetica lectures, debates, round tables) focused on topics related to patterns and trends on contemporary music and their interconnection with everyday life as individuals or society.
The program of the International Composers’ Forum is dedicated to the young musicians around the world, laureates of international composition competitions, students and graduates in music, with the purpose of opening for them a perspective towards the compositional universe described by the personalities invited in the Festival that wears the name of the most important Romanian musician – George Enescu.
English is the official language of the Forum.