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Relaxing the rules of access to the Athenaeum for Enescu Competition’s concerts and recitals

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 , ora 15.17

Starting today, May 14th, classical music lovers are invited to the Athenaeum to attend the concerts and recitals of the Enescu Competition 2020/2021, only with a ticket, a face mask and compliance with the social distancing measures, according to the Decision of the Emergency Situations Committee of Bucharest from the 13th of May 2020.

Thus, following this Decision, it isn't necessary for the audience to present an ID, a vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test done in the last 72 hours or proof of having COVID-19 antibodies, as the seats that will be occupied during the events of the Enescu Competition will not exceed 50% of the hall's capacity.

This measure applies starting with tonight's recital, performed by cellist Marcel Johannes Kit, laureate of the 2018 Enescu Competition, accompanied by pianist Sten Henoja. The two artists will perform a program by Baach, Piazzolla, Beethoven, Erkki-Sven Tüür. More details and tickets here: https://bit.ly/33EUQ3T .

On Saturday, May 15th, 2021, The Final of the Cello Section of the Enescu Competition will take place under the form of a concert given by each of the three finalists, with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of the renowned conductor Nicolas Alstaedt. The three finalists are: Ștefan Cazacu (Romania), Sebastian Fritsch (Germany), Jaemin Han (South Korea). The program of the night will be published here: https://bit.ly/3bonj1S.

The 2020
George Enescu International Competition revealed its first chapter last year, promising to bring Beauty in life despite the pandemic. The competition reinvented itself online with a premiere in the world of international classical music - the first two phases of the sections were organized online, this measure being taken for the continuation of the competition, despite the pandemic.

In 2020, the George Enescu International Competition gave more than music and competition. The message of this year's edition is Beauty in life, and in the context of the pandemic, the Enescu Competition aimed to show that we all have the power to reinvent ourselves, to choose equally life and beauty. In a confused world, kept silent and isolated by the pandemic, we created a model of resilience from the need of beauty in life, which is vital to our humanity.

The spot of the campaign is available on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxuylvvHHWQ

The complete program of the competition can be viewed here. The complete lists of the competitors who will participate in the semifinals can be found on www.festivalenescu.ro at the Resultssection.

The George Enescu Competition works as an international platform for the launching of future world-renowned musicians and for promoting the compositions of the great Romanian musician among the new generation of artists from all over the world, and therefore it is a natural extension of the George Enescu Festival, the most important international cultural event organized in Romania. The competition has four sections - violin, cello, piano and composition - and it ranks in the top five worldwide in the panel of classical music competitions.

Translated by Lica Alexandra,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu