Culture Minister Theodor Paleologu: George Enescu Festival an exemplary success

Romania’s Minister of Culture, Religious Affairs and National Heritage Theodor Paleologu described as ‘an exemplary success.’ the 19th edition of the George Enescu International Festival that took place in Bucharest, over Aug 30- Sept 26, ‘Although detail improvements are generally possible, the Festival’s team deserves a big Bravo,’ Minster Paleologu told the news conference occasioned by the conclusion ceremony of the George Enescu International Festival, in the Small Hall of the Bucharest-based Romanian Athenaeum.

The Romanian Culture Minister emphasized the role the warm, enthusiastic and motivating audience was playing for the artists guests of the Festival, and with his well-known humor, he proposed the foundation of the Music Lovers’ Party.

The Festival’s artistic director Ioan Holender, in his turn, was exalting the quality and the density of the orchestras, the conductors and the soloists performing in the Festival, which in his opinion, made the Festival ‘an full success.’

Attending the news conference, the president, general director of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation Maria Toghina said that over seven million Romanians were informed about the existence of the George Enescu Festival through the 59 live concerts and recitals broadcast by Radio Romania, the 20 recordings and 30 informative agendas and the 50 concerts offered to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), five of which live.

‘George Enescu Festival must outlive and each time be supported and improved,’ said Romanian Television (TVR) president and general director Alexandru Sassu, who also informed that TVR would present a series of shows, including the 170 hours of recordings during the George Enescu Festival.

In the end of the pres conference, Culture Minister Theodor Paleologu granted the Cultural Merit Order in rank of Chevalier to Marek Janowski who was conducting the concert concluding the George Enescu Festival.


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