The 26th edition of the Enescu Festival (August 27 – September 24, 2023) stands under the sign of generosity.

Under the slogan
Generosity through Music, in total, over 3,500 artists invited, 150 soloists and 40 conductors, 41 orchestras from 16 countries and no less than 9 Romanian orchestras will perform in the Festival. It will be a great marathon with three to four concerts a day.

Individual tickets for the 2023 edition of the George Enescu International Festival go on sale on February 1st, starting at 12:00 on the Eventim website, The ticket prices vary between 250 lei and 35 lei. The complete program of the edition can be found on ...

September 10 is the day with the most events in Bucharest alone – 7 exceptional concerts starting at 11.00 a.m. until a little after midnight.

Among the great names of classical music returning to the roster are:
conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Manfred Honeck, Paavo Järvi, pianists Martha Argerich and Yuja Wang, cellist Gautier Capuçon, violinists Renaud Capuçon and Janine Jansen, among others. Other artists will premiere in concert: Alexander Krichel, Alena Baeva, Avi Avital, Aida Garifullina, Igor Levit, Kent Nagano, Hannu Lintu, Philippe Herreweghe, Augustin Hadelich and Klaus Mäkelä. Also, prestigious ensembles will perform for the first time: Gewandhaus Leipzig, Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Gothenborg Symphony, Collegium Vocale Gent, Berlin Academy of American Music, Manchester Camerata.

An absolute premiere during the 26th edition of the Festival, a
series of educational concerts dedicated to children, made in partnership with the Odeon Theatre. 9 Romanian orchestras, in exceptional interpretations, are reunited within a new series of concerts: the Season of Romanian Orchestras. The operas in concert will also bring some of the most exquisite works in their first audition in RomaniaOthello, by Verdi, performed by the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra and Choir, Billy Budd, by Britten with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, under the baton of conductor Hannu Lintu or The Fairy-Queen, by Purcell with Les Arts Florissants.

George Enescu’s music will be present in the 2023 edition in interpretations of international caliber.
Oedipe opera returns to the festival’s program in co-production with the Bucharest National Opera, and the Symphony No. 3 in C Major, by George Enescu, will be performed by the National Orchestra of France, under the baton of conductor Cristian Măcelaru.

The George Enescu International Festival is an event held under the High Patronage of the President of Romania. 
Project financed by the Government of Romania through the Ministry of Culture. Organizer: ARTEXIM, Co-organizer: ArtProduction Foundation. Co-producers: Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company, Romanian Television Society SRTV, Bucharest City Hall.

Sponsors and partners: Rompetrol, CBRE, Brinel/Groupe SNEF, Liliana and Peter Ilica Foundation, La mama, Casa de Flori, Dorna, Paradigma Film, Crowdfavorite, Țucă Zbârcea și Asociații ...