George Enescu Competition begins this weekend

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The live portion of the 18th edition of the George Enescu International Competition begins this weekend, on September 4, in Bucharest.

The event, which runs until September 18, will open with a gala concert delivered by the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ainars Rubikis. The orchestra will perform Karlo Margetic’s An Axe for the Frozen Sea, the winning piece in the composition section of the competition’s previous edition. The program also includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with previous editions’ winners Valentin Șerban (violin), Jaemin Han (cello) and Yeon-Min Park (piano) performing.

A series of extraordinary recitals will begin on September 7, when David Grimal (violin) and Itamar Golan (piano) will perform works by Maurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc, Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky.


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