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George Enescu Festival

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« The programme for the 26th edition of the George Enescu International Festival in Romania has just been announced. Founded in 1958, it is one of the largest and most prestigious classical music festivals in Europe. [...] The 2023 festival runs from 27th August to 24th September [...]. »
27 August - 24 September 2023, Bucharest, Romania
About the George Enescu Festival

The Enescu Festival 2023 showcases some of the most renowned artists, world leading orchestras and premieres in Bucharest, Romania at highly accessible prices. 

The Festival brings over 3,500 artists, 150 soloists, 40 conductors and orchestras. It features Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi, Martha Argerich and Yuja Wang, Gautier Capuçon and Janine Jansen, among others. In premiere in the Festival’s programme – Alena Baeva, Avi Avital, Aida Garifullina, Igor Levit, Kent Nagano, Philippe Herreweghe, Augustin Hadelich or Klaus Mäkelä. Also, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Gothenborg Symphony, Collegium Vocale Gent, Berlin Academy of American Music, Manchester Camerata.

The operas in concert present Billy Budd by Britten, under Hannu Lintu, Oedipe by Enescu, Billy Budd by Britten, The Fairy-Queen by Purcell are the opera titles featured in the programme.. George Enescu’s Symphony No. 3 in C major is due to be performed by the National Orchestra of France, under the baton of Cristian Măcelaru, the artistic director of the Enescu Festival


The Romanian Athenaeum is worldwide renowned as one of the most stunning concert halls in Europe and famous for its acoustics. The Grand Palace Hall and the Auditorium Hall – can also be visited and are in the immediate vicinity of the Athenaeum. The Radio Hall, the Odeon Theatre are within walking distance.

Food & Drink

Restaurants and other venues are opened until midnight. As the Festival takes place in downtown Bucharest, they all come in handy for anyone who wants to enjoy a snack, a drink or a good meal before or after a concert. As the weather in Bucharest is pleasant during August and September, most of the terraces are open as well.

Dress code

Dress for hot weather – sunscreen is ideal. As far as the dress code is concerned, it’s a mixture: both formal and casual approaches are welcomed. 

Tourist attractions

While in Bucharest, you should visit the Romanian National Art Museum, the Central University Library Carol I, the Revolution Square, the Old City; as well as Cărtureşti Carusel, Museum of the Romanian Peasant, the Village Museum, the Palace of Parliament and National Museum of Contemporary Art.

How to get there?

OTOPENI Airport: Train: R 10716

Romanian Athenaeum:  Bus: 122, 137, 381, 783 / Train: R 10716 / Subway: M2

Grand Palace Hall [Sala Palatului]: Bus: 131, 133, 368, 381, 783 / Train: R 10716 / Subway: M2

Radio Hall [Sala Radio]: Bus: 133, 137, 168, 178, 368 / Subway: M1, M3, M4 / Tram: 44

Odeon Theatre [Teatrul Odeon]: Bus: 122, 137, 168, 336, 368, 381, 783 / Train: R 10716, R 8082 / Subway: M2 / Trolleybus: 69

Local accommodation

There is a large selection of hotels within walking distance from the main venues of the Enescu Festival, all located in the very heart of Bucharest, Hotels Ramada Plaza Bucharest, Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest or Mercure Hotel, to name only a few. 

Attendees can also opt for accommodation in the Old City, one of the main touristic attractions in Bucharest, or for renting through Airbnb where one can find plenty of central suites.