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Near 2,500 foreign artists and 500 Romanian ones will join in the 2015 George Enescu Festival.

Among the participants, highlights include: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sankt Petersburgh Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic or Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, and soloists such as David Garrett, Murray Perahia, Maria João Pires, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon. 

Ticket prices range from 10 Euro to 36 Euro.

The 2015 Edition will take place between August 30 and September 20 in Bucharest, and will host for 22 days 58 concerts at The Pallace Hall and The Romanian Athenaeum, as well as several outdoor events organized under the auspices of The Enescu Festival Square (September 3 to 20) and The Creative Bucharest – two artistic projects with the value of a true cultural olympiad.

Prestigious names in international classical music will participate in the George Enescu Festival’s upcoming edition.

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at The Palace Hall on September 3, 2015, under the batton of legendary Sir Simon Rattle. The Berlin Philharmonic was voted number three on a list of Top Ten European Orchestras (in 2006) by the reputable British magazine Gramophone, and the second best orchestra in the world (in 2008), following the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. The latter will also perform in the 2015 Enescu Festival, on September 19 and 20.

Renowned American orchestra San Francisco Symphony will participate in the Festival as well.

Famous conductor Zubin Mehta returns to the Festival in 2015, together with the Israel Philharmonic, for two concerts – on August 31 and September 1. They are joined by other well-known orchestras, such as: Vienna Philharmonic, Munich State Opera Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Christina Thielemann, London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ion Marin, Sankt Petersburg Orchestra, Monte Carlo Philharmonic.

The 2015 Edition includes three significant Romanian participations: the National Youth Orchestra, which will open the Festival on August 30; George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir that will perform in concert premiere Opera Wozzeck by Alban Berg – often considered to be a work of reference for the 20th century; and the National Radio Orchestra together with the Radio Academic Choir that will interpret Mahler’s Eight Symphony.

Another notable presence in the Festival is that of Ion Marin, one of the musicians of Romanian origin most sought-after worldwide, who will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra on September 8 and 9, on The Palace Hall stage.

Among the 2015 Edition’s soloists are violinists David Garrett and Anne-Sophie Mutter; pianists Fazıl Say, legendary Murray Perahia (one of the most esteemed pianists internationally, who participated in the 2013 Festival as well), Yfrem Bronfman, Andras Schiff, Pierre Laurent Aimard, and recognized pianist Maria João Pires. Renaud and Gautier Capuçon will also perform on The Palace Hall stage. Georgian born pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja, a laureate of the 1964 Enescu Competition and an illustrious name in the classical music worldwide today, will perform in two eventlike concerts on September 6 at The Romanian Athenaeum, and on September 10, together with Sankt Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, at The Palace Hall.

Laureates of the George Enescu Competition will also grace the Festival with their presence: Alexandru Tomescu, Valery Sokolov, Ștefan Tarara, Vlad Stănculeasa, as well as Agnes Baltsa and Elisabeta Leonskaja.

The Third Symphony by George Enescu performed on February 7 in London, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski 

20 works by Romanian composer George Enescu will be interpreted in the 2015 Edition of the Enescu Festival.

Highly regarded orchestras will perform George Enescu’s works during the three-week Festival – Israel Philharmonic (September 1), Staatskapelle Dresden (September 6), San Francisco Symphony (September 7), London Symphony Orchestra (September 8), Sankt Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (September 10), Bayerische Staatsoper (September 13), Monte Carlo Philharmonic (September 16), Wiener Philharmoniker (September 16), Royal Liverpool Symphony Orchestra (September 17) and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam (September 20).

In February 2015, George Enescu’s Third Symphony will be performed in premiere in London, by celebrated London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski. The concert will take place on February 7, at the Royal Festival Hall of Southbank Centre, one of the world’s most prestigious classical music venues. The performance in London will follow the one in Bucharest, presented in the 2013 Enescu Festival.


Enescu Festival Season Tickets will go on sale to the public starting Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in five types of subscription:

• Season Tickets TYPE A— subscription to all-concerts in the GREAT ORCHESTRAS OF THE WORLD series at The Palace Hall, as follows: Price Level I – 2200 RON; Price Level II – 1700 RON; Price Level III – 1300 RON; Price Level IV – 1000 RON.

• Season Tickets TYPE A1 and TYPE A2 —subscription to 11-concerts (in two distinct combinations: A1 and A2) of the GREAT ORCHESTRAS OF THE WORLD series at The Palace Hall, as follows: Price Level I – 1250 RON; Price Level II – 1000 RON; Price Level III – 750 RON; Price Level IV – 550 RON.

• Season Tickets TYPE B — subscription to all-concerts in the RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC series at The Romanian Athenaeum, as follows: Price Level I – 2000 RON; Price Level II – 1600 RON

• Season Tickets TYPE C — subscription to all-concerts in the BY MIDNIGHT series at The Romanian Athenaeum, as follows: Price Level I – 900 RON; Price Level II – 700 RON

• Season Tickets TYPE D — subscription to all-concerts in the MORNING CONCERTS series at The Romanian Athenaeum and The Palace Small Hall, as follows: Price Level I – 200 RON; Price Level II – 170 RON

The 2015 Festival keeps the traditional discounts for seniors, youths and students, therefore their subscription prices for seasonal tickets range between 750 RON and 350 RON.

Single tickets for the 2015 Enescu Festival go on sale February 16, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.

Single tickets prices are offered as follows:


  • Price Level I 160 RON
  • Price Level II 130 RON
  • Price Level III 100 RON
  • Price Level IV 70 RON.

RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC Series (The Romanian Athenaeum)

  • Price Level I 160 RON
  • Price Level II 130 RON

BY MIDNIGHT Series (The Romanian Athenaeum)

  • Price Level I 160 RON
  • Price Level II 130 RON

MORNING CONCERTS Series (The Romanian Athenaeum and The Palace Small Hall)

  • Price Level I 50 RON
  • Price Level II 40 RON

Press access to the 2015 Festival’s events is granted only with Press Badge attesting valid accreditation. The accreditation procedure for both press and bloggers will be publicly announced in due time through all the communication channels of the Festival.

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