GEORGE ENESCU 2020 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION EXTENDS FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE UNTIL MAY 29
Due to the extension of the state of emergency in several countries across the world and the requests received from interested contenders, the registration deadline for George Enescu 2020 International Competition was extended to May 29, 2020, for all four sections of the Competition. The conditions of participation have remained the same and the registration is possible online on www.festivalenescu.ro.
The competition is open to musicians of all nationalities born after 1st August 1987. Competitors pay the participation fee (50 euros/work for the composition section and 100 euros for each competitors in the cello, violin or piano section) and for their travel. The Enescu Competition covers their accommodation costs.
The Competition acts as an international launching platform for future outstanding musicians, as well as for promoting George Enescu’s work among the new generation of artists worldwide. Enescu Competition is a natural addition to the George Enescu Festival, the most important international cultural event organized in Romania.
The Competition’s structure follows the example set in life by the very artist whose name it bears. It nurtures and promotes young talents from all over the world, just as the great composer used to help young musicians during his life. As the Honorary Director of the Romanian Musical Association, George Enescu made substantial donations to pay for musicians’ scholarships. In 1912 he took a tour through Romania and raised over a thousand sterling pounds – a huge amount of money at that time – to launch a national composition award.
Music, said George Enescu, goes from one heart to another. When two hearts speak to each other wordlessly, beauty comes into being, rising above the everyday struggles and gloom. Where words are silent, music finds its voice, guiding us into a life of Pure Beauty. This is why, more than being a competition in artistic virtuosity, George Enescu 2020 Competition wants to embrace beauty into our lives, as well as in the public arena, in denial and defiance of the energy invested in aggressive competitiveness elsewhere.
Further than proving their technical virtuosity, competitors’ greatest gift to the audiences is to bring Beauty into our lives and reveal its transcending, uplifting emotional power.