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EUROPAFest Celebrates 20 Years of Music

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 , ora 8.11
For its 20th edition of 2013, EUROPAFest has prepared many surprises for its fans - choice artists and music from around the world, with over 300 guests from 52 countries and 4 continents.

The EuropaFest Conference featured, along the project manager - Luigi Gageos, Margareta Pâslaru, Emil Hossu and Iulia Deutsch - Deputy Head of Representation of the European Commission.

With the tagline "It's all about live quality music", the 20th edition of EuropaFest starts at the Odeon Theatre on 9th May, Europe Day.

The Festival's agenda reunites four musical genres - jazz, blues, pop and classical music - as follows: between 9th-18th May, jazz, blues and pop concerts performed by renowned bands from Sweden, Belgium, Scotland or Italy; 18th-25th May - the 7th edition of the Bucharest International Jazz Competition, which is among the three most important jazz competitions in Europe; 27 bands from 22 countries have announced their attendance.

The Jeunesse International Piano Competition is equally important, and this year it is dubbed "Dinu Lipatti." This second competition organized by EuropaFest is renowned in the field of classical music both in Romania and abroad. This year, 144 pianists from 41 countries compete, an unprecedented record.

Between 20th-24th May there will be jazz and piano workshops, as well as the "General Rehearsal" workshop, led by Margareta Pâslaru.

The last event - the EuropaFest Gala, a black tie event, an evening when the audience has the chance to listen to the most appreciated sounds and the most impressive attendants - will take place at the Odeon Theatre on 25th May. It is then and there that the Excellence Diploma for Supporting Culture will be granted by the Royal House.

Lucian Haralambie
Translated by Irina Borțoi and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, Bucharest University