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Interested in performing on the stage of the 2017 George Enescu International Festival, one of the top five classical music events of the kind in the world?

Register now to participate in the 2016 George Enescu International Competition, to give your best in front of the jury, and win!

Added to the prizes worth 115,000 EUR, winning the ENESCU COMPETITION 2016 opens new outstanding international promotion opportunities.  The winners will perform in the 2017 Enescu Festival, alongside Camerata Salzburg, Kamerata Kronstadt and the Enescu Philharmonic. Among the invited artists confirmed in the Enescu Festival 2017 are: Jonas Kaufmann, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Martha Argerich, Maxim VengerovJulian Rachlin, Misha Maisky, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano, Daniele Gatti.

Your career will gain even more, as the laureates will perform in recitals at the Romanian Athenaeum during the 2018 Enescu Competition. The same incentive has been offered to the winners of the 2014 Enescu Competition, who are all included in the 2016 programme of the Competition. CD launches and special profile-raising events are other benefits to you.

We are looking forward to meeting the most gifted young artists in Violin, Cello, Piano and Composition, and to rewarding their talent and hard work! Are you ready to participate? Only one week left to register before the application deadline June 1st! We have prepared the easiest application procedure at, following this direct LINK.  Details on the competition rules are also available there.

Young musicians that are already laureates of any other competition member of the World Federation International Music Competitions benefit from special application terms. Upon submitting the application form (without the video), they will enter directly the First Stage of the Enescu Competition 2016. The only requirement is to provide a proof of their previous winning of one of the above mentioned competitions.  This is also applicable to all semifinalists of the previous Enescu Competition editions.

Enescu Competition’s audience during the 2014 Edition Finals


We offer you as well the amazing experience of performing in one of the most beautiful concert halls in Europe – the Romanian Athenaeum. General public will be joining and supporting the artists during their presentation. Performances will be broadcasted LIVE internationally on the website, as well as by international and national television networks.

Apply now and Give Life to Your Dream!

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