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The George Enescu International Competition (About)

The Romanian Athenaeum, Romania

From September 3, 2016 to September 25, 2016


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 as a standalone event since 2014, under the brand of the George Enescu International Festival, the largest international cultural event organized by Romania.

The 2016 edition of the Enescu Competition takes place between September 3 and 25. It brings to the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum some of the most promising young artists of the moment, as well as established musicians, laureates of the Competition, who are now important international figures, who will give a series of extraordinary recitals.

medici.tv broadcasts three sections of the Enescu Competition:

  • The violin
  • The cello
  • The piano

The specialized jury of the George Enescu International Competition 2016 has selected 174 young artists to enter the competition at this edition. The young artists have been selected from a total number of 317 applications for the Competition. The candidates who have passed the preselection will compete for their dream of becoming great musicians of the world on the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum.

The selected young artists come from countries such as Germany, South Korea, Italy, Spain, France, Croatia, Russia, Ukraine, Republic of Moldova, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Argentina, Czech Republic, China, Thailand, USA, Canada, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Japan and Romania.