Horia Andreescu

Tuesday, 5 September 20:00, Grand Palace Hall

Born in Braşov, Romania, graduated from the National Music University of Bucharest, conducting class, Horia Andreescu then attended master classes at Vienna (with Swarowsky and Östereicher), at Trier and Munich (with Celibidache). From 1976 to 1987 he was Principal Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ploieşti, from 1987 he conducted the Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra (where… Read more »

Vladimir Ashkenazy


Thursday, 14 September 16:30, The Romanian Athenaeum

One of the few artists to combine a successful career as a pianist and conductor, Russian-born Vladimir Ashkenazy inherited his musical gift from both sides of his family; his father David Ashkenazy was a professional light music pianist and his mother Evstolia (née Plotnova) was daughter of a chorus master in the Russian Orthodox church…. Read more »

Remus Azoiței

Thursday, 14 September 22:30, The Romanian Athenaeum

Described in The Strad as “an uninhibited virtuoso, with soul and fabulous technique”, the Romanian-born violinist Remus Azoitei has been a featured soloist of prestigious European ensembles including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique and Deutsche Kammer Orchester. He has performed concertos under conductors such as Lawrence Foster, Dimitri Kitaenko,… Read more »

Joshua Bell

Conductor and soloist

Sunday, 3 September 16:30, The Romanian Athenaeum

“One of the most imaginative, technically gifted and altogether extraordinary violinists of our time.” (The Washington Post) With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more… Read more »

Jiří Bělohlávek


Sunday, 3 September 16:30, The Romanian Athenaeum

Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Laureate, BBC Symphony (London) Renowned Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek was appointed Music Director and Artistic Director of the Czech Philharmonic in 2012, following on from his successful tenure as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, of which he is… Read more »

Boris Berezovski

Friday, 15 September 16:30, The Romanian Athenaeum

Boris Berezovsky has established a great reputation, both as the most powerful of virtuoso pianists and as a musician gifted with a unique insight and a great sensitivity. Born in Moscow, Boris Berezovsky studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Eliso Virsaladze and privately with Alexander Satz. Subsequent to his London debut at the Wigmore Hall… Read more »

Fabio Biondi

Friday, 15 September 16:30, The Romanian Athenaeum

Born in Palermo, Fabio Biondi began his international career at the age of twelve, performing his first solo concert with the RAI symphony orchestra. Driven early on by an inexhaustible cultural curiosity, Fabio Biondi was introduced to pioneers of the new approach to baroque music, an opportunity that was to expand his musical vision and… Read more »

Florent Boffard


Sunday, 17 September 11:00, Auditorium Hall

Child prodigy, Florent Boffard entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age of twelve and studied there with Yvonne Loriod. In 1982, he won the « Claude Kahn » International Piano Competition in Paris, followed in 1983 by the Vianna da Motta Piano International Competition in Lisbon. From 1988 to 1999, Florent Boffard… Read more »

Frank Braley


Monday, 11 September 17:00, The Romanian Athenaeum

“There are young pianists who play intelligently, young pianists who play poetically. Both are united in this musician, and that is rare.”  (Le Monde de la Musique, Paris ) Frank Braley was born in 1968, and began his piano studies at the age of four. Six years later he gave his first concert with the Orchestre Philharmonique… Read more »

Boris Brovtsyn

Sunday, 10 September 16:30, The Romanian Athenaeum

Boris Brovtsyn has established himself as one of the most profound and versatile musicians of his generation. He is in ever-increasing demand all around the world as both concerto soloist and chamber musician. His repertoire includes over fifty violin concertos and hundreds of chamber works, some of which he premiered. He is a frequent guest… Read more »

Marius Vlad Budoiu

Sunday, 17 September 22:30, The Romanian Athenaeum

Highly regarded as the Romanian operatic tenor with the most complex repertoire covering top operatic roles and an impressive symphonic and concert repertoire (more than 120 titles!), Marius Vlad is one of the most appreciated Romanian tenors, an exquisite singer, a true actor delivering with each role an unforgettable interpretation. Marius Vlad made his debut… Read more »

Khatia Buniatishvili


Saturday, 16 September 20:30, Grand Palace Hall

Born in 1987 in Georgia, Khatia Buniatishvili discovers piano at her very early age (3 years). She gives her first concert with Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra when she was 6 and appears internationally at her 10. Khatia studied in Tbilisi with Tengiz Amiredjibi and in Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg. She made her U.S. debut at Carnegie… Read more »