The George Enescu International Competition has extended its application submission deadline until May 1, 2020, due to the ongoing crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic worldwide
The George Enescu International Competition has extended its application submission deadline until May 1, 2020, due to the ongoing crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. The hope is that in September 2020, when scheduled, the situation will be sufficiently stable, both internationally and in Romania, to allow the competition to unfold.
George Enescu International Competition organizers are currently going ahead with planning for the September Competition, but they are closely monitoring both the global crisis as it develops and the effects of the emergency measures implemented at national and international levels for COVID-19 mitigation. Depending on how the situation evolves, the organizers will determine whether further operational changes are required.
In the event of force majeure, the organizers will fully refund registered participants for application fees paid (including those who have not passed the pre-selection stage).
Mihai Constantinescu, Executive Director of ARTEXIM, told the press: ’We understand the challenging and complex situation we confront today globally, but we want to convey a message of encouragement to artists and the general public as well. We cannot stop doing what we like, what represents us. We must find alternative ways to continue being who we are even when are faced with a pandemic. Therefore, we invite musicians from all over the world to register for the Enescu Competition. Should any risk persist by fall, we fully refund the registered competitors. But if things go well, participating in the Competition remains an extraordinary opportunity, which should not be missed. The winners of the Enescu Competition benefit from prizes in money, master classes, and international promotion. Winning the first place at the Enescu 2020 Competition is the ticket to the 2021 George Enescu International Festival and beyond.’
The Competition has four sections – violin, cello, piano, and composition – and is the most important classical music competition organized in Romania, in compliance with international standards. This year’s Program includes 19 concerts and recitals open to the general public.