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The George Enescu Festival, one of East Europe’s biggest musical events, opens in Romania

The George Enescu Festival begins in Romania
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Since its creation in 1958, the George Enescu Festival has become an essential part of Eastern Europe’s classical music scene.


Created in 1958 in honour of the Franco-Romanian composer, the George Enescu Festival is now one of the major events for musicians and music lovers worldwide.

Dozens of concerts and competitions for young musicians occur over a month in the Romanian capital, Bucharest. 

The George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra opened the festival with shows featuring the conductor Cristian Macelaru and Gautier Capuçon, one of the greatest cello virtuosos.

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