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Interview with Mano Delago: What I like the most is when I play to large groups of people and it gets absolutely quiet

Manu Delago’s handpan and Anoushka Shankar’s sitar – The Privileged Glimpse into a World of Bliss Interview by Cristina Enescu An Austrian from Tirol playing an instrument created in Switzerland, anybody? How about a mesmerizing concert of world famous sitar magician Anoushka Shankar alongside “one of her favourite musicians”, Manu Delago, playing the handpan unlike… Read more »

Steven van Groningen, Raiffeisen Bank CEO: “If we kept the positive attitude during the festival after it ended, we would see a long-term impact”

In 2001 he came to Romania to work as Operations Vice-President at Raiffeisen-Banca Agricolă. Since February 2002, he has been the CEO of Raiffeisen Bank, which he brought to a top position in Romania in just a few years. He is a Dutch citizen, graduate of the Leiden University of The Netherlands, majoring in Corporate… Read more »

The concert given by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra on 16 September at the Enescu Festival 2017 will begin at 20:30, for reasons not imputable to the organisers

The concert given by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Zubin Mehta and with pianist Khatia Buniatishvili as a soloist, scheduled for 16 September at the Palace Hall, will begin at 20:30, for reasons not imputable to the organisers. The concert given by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of conductor… Read more »

The website of the George Enescu International Festival is functional and offers real-time information to the audience, as well as live broadcasts of the concerts

The website of the George Enescu International Festival is functional and offers real-time information to the audience, as well as live broadcasts of the concerts. It offers the full programme, the real-time availability of tickets, as well as access to official photos from the events of the Festival. The official website of the George Enescu… Read more »

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The Enescu Festival officially opened on September 4 in 1958, three years after George Enescu passed away thus marking the debut of the most important international musical event hosted by Romania.

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INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER’S FORUM

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GEORGE ENESCU

A genius. A free man. A genuine modern spirit, not only for fashion’s sake. A man of his word. A character. George Enescu is the first Romanian composer who crossed the threshold into the universal cultural heritage.

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