Georges Enescu Festival
The Georges Enescu Festival is an annual celebration of music taking place in Bucharest every September. It honours one of Romania's most famous composers and sees the city visited by some of the world's most famous orchestras, chamber ensembles and opera companies.
A number of juried competitions also take place during the festival, giving audiences the chance to experience rarely seen performances. Festival booking typically opens in April, ensuring there is plenty of time for keen listeners to secure tickets.
Georges Enescu Festival venues
Venues include the stunning Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest, the Romanian Athenuem and the grand Hall of the Royal Palace. With performances taking place in some of Bucharest's most glorious venues, the festival is also a wonderful opportunity to soak up some of the eccentric architectural style that makes the Bucharest's Old Town so distinctive.
Also well worth a visit is the George Enescu Memorial Museum and headquarters of the Association of Composers in Bucharest, which includes a number of lovely exhibits such as the violin presented to George Enescu when he was only four-years-old.
Hotels for the Georges Enescu Festival
Due to the popularity of the Georges Enescu Festival, hotels can be quite busy for it's duration. Visitors planning to stay in Bucharest during the month of September are well advised to book their accommodation in advance and look forward to enjoying the many concerts in comfort.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest is an ideally placed option for business travellers, musicians and music lovers who are visiting during the Georges Enescu Festival. Located within Bucharest's Old Town, it's within easy walking distance of numerous venues, galleries and excellent restaurants and cafes.