The international competition for cello, composition, violin and piano within the George Enescu festival is taking place between September 8 and 27 in Bucharest.
More than 200 contestants from 5 continents have joined the 14th edition of the George Enescu International Competition. The majority of competitors registered to take part in the Piano Section – a total of 85, while in the Violin Section participate 70 competitors and in the Cello Section, 37. The rest of the applicants registered for the Composition Section. Matching up to its 2011 Edition, the Competition has seen a significant 20% increase in participation.
The first prize of the competition will be of EUR 15,000, the second prize, EUR 10,000, and the third prize, EUR 5,000. For the composition section, the prize for symphonic music will be of EUR 10,000, and the one for chamber music, of EUR 7,000.
The Competition uses The Romanian Athenaeum and The National Music University as the performance venues for the preliminary stages, whereas the gala finals will be performed at The Romanian Athenaeum, with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra.
For the first time in the Enescu Competition’s history, aside from the total prizes worth of over EUR 100.000, the laureates of the Competition have the opportunity to take a Master Class with internationally renowned musicians at the prestigious International Academy of Vienna, as well as the possibility to perform on the most prestigious Romanian stages, together with the philharmonic orchestras from all over the country.
More about the event HERE.