Call for applications, Enescu Competition 2024
Applications are open for the 19th Enescu Competition 2024, in Bucharest, Romania!
Young musicians are invited to apply for cello, violin, piano and composition. Register now and you will have the opportunity to join the four live rounds in September at the beautiful Romanian Atheneum from September 1st to 29th. Great prizes will encourage and bring to the world the most talented competitors. The deadline for registration is May 10th for cello, violin and piano and June 30th for composition.
Christoph Eschenbach is the new Artistic Director of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
During the meeting on January 5, 2024 at the National Forum of Music, Mr Andrzej Kosendiak, Director of the NFM, signed a contract with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach, who will become Artistic Director of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic on September 1, 2024, and will hold this position until the end of the 2028/2029 season.
“Coming back home to Wroclaw and becoming a member of the NFM family is a deeply emotional moment in my life. My promise to the orchestra, the public and the community, is to offer my musical universe and do everything in my power to develop this great institution. I am very happy to embark on this journey and cannot wait for all the great moments that lie ahead of us” – said Christoph Eschenbach, who was born in Wrocław, but has developed his career as one of the most important pianists and conductors of recent decades in Europe, the United States and Asia.
“After eighty years, Christoph Eschenbach returns to the place of his birth to accept the position of Artistic Director of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic. Fate writes the most unusual and beautiful scenarios. We are looking forward to wonderful concerts, to beauty and emotions. Maestro, welcome home!” is how NFM Director, Mr. Andrzej Kosendiak, welcomed Maestro Eschenbach.
The Wrocław Philharmonic, founded in 1945, will soon be celebrating its 80th anniversary. The orchestra is part of the acclaimed Witold Lutosławski National Forum of Music in Wrocław.