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Record Number of Concerts Provided by Radio Romania to the European Broadcasting Union in 2013

Thursday, 9 January 2014 , ora 9.25
In recent years, Radio Romania constantly intensified the musical activity exchange within the European Broadcasting Union, reaching in 2013 a record number of 157 concerts transmitted to the broadcasting partners, substantially higher than in the previous years - 75 concerts in 2009 or 116 concerts in 2011, rated among the first of 119 member states of the international organization.

The selected offers covered a wide artistic range and genres from classical music concerts to jazz, folk and choral music, opera and highlighted the most important musical events organized by Radio Romania or registered in Bucharest and in the country.

The number of concerts offered in 2013 and included in the statistics published by the European Broadcasting Union on 7th January, 2014, placed Romania on the first places in the classification, with countries like the UK (380), Austria (201), Netherlands (198), Switzerland-Lausanne (165) and Poland (160). With 157 concerts broadcasted live and recorded, Radio Romania surpasses even the Radio France Internationale (154), one of the media organizations with a high capacity in covering the art events on the national territory, which traditionally provides a substantial number of concerts to the European Broadcasting Union.

Among the concerts offered by Radio Romania in 2013 there are the season concerts of soloists and Radio Music Bands, projects such as Collection Violins or The Travelling Piano, and about 60 concerts from the George Enescu Festival. Some concerts were included in the Euroradio seasons, becoming international events with potentially millions of listeners.

The European Broadcasting Union - EBU (http://www3.ebu.ch) is one of the most important media cooperation organizations in the world which, beyond the territorial barriers between the countries, promotes the exchange of audiovisual material between public radio and television institutions. Besides the 75 active members from 56 countries in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, the EBU has 44 associate members. Worldwide, it works closely with similar unions from other continents.

Translated by Liliana Andreiu and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest