The 20th George Enescu classical music festival got off to a fine start in the city of Bucharest.
The three week event named and held in honour of the Romanian composer best known for his performances as a violin virtuoso as well as his Romanian Rhapsodies.
“For the country and the world it’s the only cultural and art event that is known and respected largely beyond the country’s borders. Here we have everything from Baroque to contemporary music.” said Ioan Holender, the Artistic Director of the Festival.
One of the highlights of the festival’s opening week was the Austrian Baroque Company with soprano Nuria Rial performing at the Atheneum concert hall in the centre of Bucharest.