Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The 2011 George Enescu Festival - Radio Romania International Quiz Contest

"The 2011 George Enescu Festival" Contest

Dear friends, Radio Romania International invites you to participate
in a new prize-winning contest, this time dedicated to the "2011
George Enescu Festival". This music festival was inaugurated in 1958,
in recognition of the appreciation George Enescu, the best known
Romanian musician of all times, enjoyed worldwide.

The 20th edition of the festival will take place between September 1st
and 25th, in Bucharest and other major cities across Romania. The
festival includes almost 120 concerts and shows, grouped in various
categories: "Great World Orchestras", "Chamber Music Recitals and
Concerts", "Midnight Concerts", "World Music", "Opera and Ballet",
"Music of the 21st Century", and, of course, "Enescu and His
Contemporaries". As usual, this event attracts some of the best names
in symphonic music worldwide. You can get details on these events in
our broadcasts, as well as on the website, (the
English version). The "George Enescu" International Competition has
four sections: piano, violin, cello and composition.

The artistic director of the event is the world famous music manager
Ioan Hollender, who was born in Timisoara, western Romania, who headed
the Vienna Staatsoper, between 1992 and 2010.

In this contest, we grant prizes related to Enescu and Romanian
symphonic music, but also to Romanian culture in general. The contest
is sponsored by the "Monitorul Oficial" Publishers, with support from
the "Casa Radio" Record and Publishing House.
A violin virtuoso known all over the world, composer, pianist,
conductor and teacher, George Enescu was born 130 years ago, on 19
August 1881 in Liveni, Botosani county, in north eastern Romania. He
is considered one of the greatest composers of the first half of the
20th century. His work includes three completed symphonies, various
other important pieces for voice and orchestra, chamber music, one
opera ("'Oedip"), solo works and lieder. Such great names as Yehudi
Menuhin and Dinu Lipatti are two of the musicians Enescu had a great
influence on.

In order to qualify for one of our prizes you have to provide correct
and complete answers, in writing, by 30 September 2011, posting date,
to a few questions:

1. When and where was George Enescu born?

2. Name at least three compositions by Enescu.

3. Name at least three prestigious musicians attending this year's
edition of the festival (soloists, conductors or orchestras).

4. Which edition of the "George Enescu" International Festival is
running this year?

Please answer by mail, fax, e-mail, on our Facebook page, or by
filling in the form posted on our website. We would also ask you to
tell us what motivated you to participate in the competition. Our
address is: Radio Romania International, 60-64, G-ral. Berthelot
Street, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania, PO Box 111, code 010171, fax no. Our e-mail address is: We are waiting
for your answers by 30 September 2011, posting date. The winners will
be announced in the second half of October 2011.

(Via RRI Website: