KMG International renews its support for the International Competition George Enescu, taking place September 3 – 25 in Bucharest. The partnership signed in 2010 with the organizers of the Festival and of the Competition is a commitment to helping Romania grow through culture, as well as to promoting its correct image, through highly virtuous Romanian and international musicians.
“Culture is an indicator of a nation’s growth and evolution, and it is for this reason that we support various forms of art and we facilitate the public’s access to quality musical events. Both Rompetrol and the George Enescu Festival and Competition have grown as Romanian brands, winning over international markets and promoting values such as creativity, national pride, will and determination. We invite the public to join the artistic act, to support it, by acquiring a ticket, and to let themselves be taken with the magic and joy of discovering classical music.” Bogdan Oșlobeanu – project director KMG International.
The activities supported by Rompetrol within this year’s edition include the Competition’s inaugural gala, that took place on September 3 at the Romanian Athenaeum. The gala concert was held by laureates from some of the competition’s previous editions – Anna Țifu (violin), Valentin Răduțiu (cello), and Mihai Ritivoiu (piano), along with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by HoriaAndreescu.
The International Competition George Enescu is organized every two years, alternate to the Festival, and within this year’s edition, 196 young artists are competing in 4 sections (violin, cello, piano and composition). In addition, there will be recitals held by established musicians, such as Spanish pianist Josu de Solaun (laureate of the 2014 edition of the competition) or Lithuanian cellist David Geringas (also a jury member in this year’s edition).
This year, KMG International is also partner of the event-concerts on October 7 and 8, to be held at the Romanian Athenaeum, when Maestro Christian Badea will be conducting the „George Enescu” PhilharmonicOrchestra that will be opening the stage with Act I of the Parsifal Opera, by Richard Wagner. The invited soloists are Stefan Vinke (Parsifal), Eric Halfvarson (Gurnenmanz), Petra Lang (Kundry), and BelaPerencez (Amfortas), acknowledged to be among the greatest Wagner interpreters in the world at the moment.
KMG International is involved since 2010 in cultural programmes and projects with the purpose of catalyzing important social values and representing Romania with impact and consistency, both nationally and internationally (G. Enescu Festival and Competition), as well as by financially supporting the young talents in their artistic development (the Orchestra of the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation, in 2015), by donating a harp to the Youth Orchestra (2013), as well as through supporting cultural exchanges between Romania and Kazakhstan, by promoting young musicians – ZhibekMussurgaliyeva, Arman Mourzagaliyev.