The "George Enescu" Festival, named for the famous Romanian composer, is one of the most prominent classical music festivals in Europe. Held in Romania since 1958, the festival is expanding its stage to a global scale.
This year, seven cities and five countries – Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, and Moldova – will host related events of the "George Enescu" International Festival honouring the extraordinary musical heritage of the great artist. We are thrilled to be part of this extraordinary celebration!
Crow and Solomon (who is the artistic director of the Canadian branch of the festival) fill their program with late-19th- and early-20th-century fireworks representative of Enescu’s legacy. Ravel’s Sonata in G Major was premiered by Ravel at the piano and Enescu on the violin in 1927; Ysaÿe’s “fiery” Sonata for solo violin No.3 was dedicated to Enescu in 1923; Bartók’s Romanian Dances; Brahms’ Sonata No.3 for Violin and Piano; and Enescu’s Toccata from Piano Suite Op.10 and Impromptu Concertant.
Celebrul violonist român contemporan, Alexandru Tomescu, întruneşte, în conştiinţa publicului, amprenta unei vocaţii şi a unui destin artistic, dublate de o energie puţin obişnuită pentru a le traduce în faptă şi, în plus, cu şansa de a cânta pe o vioară Stradivarius Elder Voicu, Obiect de Patrimoniu Național, Categoria Tezaur.