As a result of worldwide political and financial crises, together with requests from potential candidates, the George Enescu Worldwide Competition & Competitors, has determined to increase the competitors’s registration deadline till Could 1, 2022.
This extension will give younger musicians who’re enthusiastic about collaborating on this 12 months’s version additional time to arrange the required supplies for the web spherical. Additionally, the registration price can be decreased by 50% to present as many gifted musicians as potential entry to take part. The rivals registered to date can even profit from this low cost.
The situations of participation have remained the identical and registration is feasible on-line at www.festivalenescu.ro/en.
Open to cellists, violinists, pianists, and composers born after 1989, the 18th version of the competitors will happen from September 4 to 18, 2022, in Bucharest, Romania.
After the success of the competitors’s hybrid version in 2020/2021, the 2022 competitors will equally comprise a digital first spherical, adopted by in-person semi-final and last rounds — which can happen on the Romanian Athenaeum between September 4-18, 2022.
This system will embody 19 recitals and live shows, representing each competitors levels and recitals by this 12 months’s jury members. The winners of the 2020/2021 competitors, cellist Jaemin Han, violinist Valentin Șerban, and pianist Yeon-MinPark, can even return to the Athenaeum stage as soloists.
Finalists within the violin class will carry out with Wilson Hermanto, Principal Visitor Conductor of the Orchestra Cameristi della Scala, and cello finalists can be performed by Tito Muñoz, Music Director of the Phoenix Symphony. The conductor for the piano last spherical is but to be confirmed.
The competitors is providing 120,000 EUR in complete prize cash, and the chance for the highest prize winners within the piano, violin, and cello classes to carry out with main worldwide orchestras within the subsequent version of the George Enescu Worldwide Competition.
Main arts administration firm Askonas Holt has partnered with the competitors to supply the highest prize winners with profession steering and mentorship on a non-exclusive foundation for one 12 months.
The 2022 jury will comprise Frank Huang, Simon James, Paul Kantor, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Natasha Brofsky, and Matti Raekallio, amongst others.
Former prize winners embody Stefan Ruha, Claire Bernard, Alexandru Tomescu, Elisabeth Leontskaja, and Tian Bonian.