This documentary on the George Enescu International Festival enters the backstage of the greatest cultural manifestation in today's Romania and offers a clear perspective on what this festival means for its public. Organized in the memory of an internationally recognized genius of classical music, the George Enescu Festival has three main objectives: to encourage young people's access to classical music and the European cultural life, to stimulate a European cultural dialogue around George Enescu's work and to increase the accessibility of the national and European public to national and European culture.
The 2017 edition of the George Enescu International Festival brought over 3,000 of the most appreciated foreign and Romanian artists to Bucharest and seven other cities, in over 80 events. The programme included some classical music international celebrities, a number of 37 works by George Enescu and more contemporary music. Among the famous musicians present on the Festival's stage were Philippe Jaroussky, Magdalena Kožená, Daniil Trifonov, Riccardo Chailly, Thomas Hampson, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Olga Peretyatko, Khatia Buniatishvili, Tine Thing Helseth, Andrei Ioniţă and Anoushka Shankar. Top orchestras such as the Scala di Milano, the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra were also invited to play.
Photo: 2017 George Enescu Festival © Cătălina Filip
Verbier Festival 2013