Competition 2018

As of 2014, the George Enescu International Competition takes place once every two years as a key event in the international cultural world, both for participating artists and the audience. The competition is organized under the brand of the George Enescu International Festival, the largest international cultural event organized by Romania.

George Enescu International Competition is a true launching platform for future important figures of international music.

Built around a mixed concept, the Enescu Competition allows promoting competitors and winners, as well as promoting George Enescu’s music. The Enescu Competition becomes thus the meeting point for established artists, for winners of past editions who have made an international career, for winners of the previous edition, who are currently being promoted, and for the young artists fighting to assert themselves at the moment.

WHAT DID THE YOUNG ARTISTS WIN?

 

A HEAVYWEIGHT COMPETITION, ORGANIZED TO THE HIGHEST INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

  • The only classical music competition in Romania that is recognized by the World Federation of International Music Competitions and one of the most challenging and difficult for young artists.
  • Four dedicated sections – Violin, Cello, Piano and Composition. Over 40 concerts and recitals.
  • Total prizes value of 115.000 Euro
  • Jury consisting of over 20 of the most acclaimed international and Romanian musicians.

 

 

CONNECTIVITY AND VISIBILITY

  • Top managers of international classical music, connected directly to the event;
  • Public at large and specialized at the Competition sections;
  • Acclaimed conductors for the finalists’ concerts, together with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra;
  • Live broadcasts on the website of the Enescu Festival and Competition, watched all over the world; live broadcasts on Medici TV and selections on Mezzo, as well as live transmissions on the screen in front of the Romanian Athenaeum;
  • Dedicated communication campaign;

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Winners have the opportunity to give concerts at the Enescu Festival, at future editions of the Enescu Competition, with special recitals, as well as on other stages in Romania and abroad; openness and exposure for all participants;
  • Public recitals with conductors and orchestra;
  • Dedicated tour on the stages of the most important philharmonic orchestras in Romania;
  • Special prizes;
  • Master-classes;