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EUROPAfest

EUROPAfest
EUROPAfest by Ana C. Dobrescu.jpg
Design: Ana C. Dobrescu
GenreJazz, blues, pop, classical
DatesMay
Location(s)Bucharest, Romania
Coordinates44°25?57?N 26°6?14?E / 44.43250°N 26.10389°E / 44.43250; 26.10389
Years active1993-present
Websiteeuropafest.ro

EUROPAfest is an international music festival held every May in Bucharest, Romania. The festival is the only one in Europe which presents four music genres in a single event: jazz, blues, pop, and classical music, bringing together bands and classical musicians from 45 countries.[1] The festival includes competitions, workshops, master classes, jam sessions, and concerts.

History

The festival concept started in 1993 and called Jeunesses Musicales International Festival. It hosted only classical music events, but the idea of the festival was changed in 2002. With the name EUROPAfest, three more music genres were added: jazz, blues and pop. In 2005 the festival came under the patronage of Princess Margarita and Prince Radu. Every year, the EUROPAfest brings more than 300 musicians from 45 countries.

Activities

Bucharest International Jazz Competition
Jeunesses International Music Competition
Caffe Festival

The first day is dedicated to celebrating Europe Day - with jazz, blues, pop, and classical music performed. Besides the European celebration, the Opening Gala includes performances by international artists, speeches by public and diplomatic personalities, and a presentation of the program for the following days. For the next days, the festival offers jazz, blues, and pop concerts performed by European musicians, both in traditional and unconventional concert venues. Jazz, blues, and pop concerts take place every day of the festival. National and international musicians perform in Bucharest.

Instrumentalists and vocalists up to the age of 35 participate in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition, playing jazz to the audience and to jury members On its last edition, the competition takes place in the Auditorium Hall in the Royal Palace and at the Art Center Tinerimea Romana, ArCub.

Jeunesses International Music Competition involves violin, flute, clarinet, piano and composition. It has three age categories up to the age of 30. Usually, the competition has around 100 musicians from 35-40 countries. The jury is made up of distinguished professors and international performers. The competition is followed by jam sessions and workshops under the guidance of international specialists. Jam sessions are organized between competitors and jazz musicians. Both jazz and classical musicians can attend workshop.

Caffe Festival introduces the idea of concerts in unconventional venues. Concerts of jazz, blues, or pop take place in pubs, clubs, coffee houses, or terraces. The Caffe Festival has been held in Hard Rock Cafe Bucharest, Clubul Taranului, and Cafe L'Estaminet.

EUROPAfest ends with the Gala, an evening when the best musicians of the festival perform and the public has the chance to find out the prize-winners of the contests. The night culminates with performances and jam sessions. The Royal House of Romania Diploma is given to a company which was a partner of the festival.

Musicians

2010

  • Orchestra Da Tre Soldi - Italy
  • Stelzhamma - Austria
  • Parafusions - Italy, Hungary
  • Saxest & Siim Aimla - Estonia
  • Milo Suchomel Quartet - Slovakia
  • Ql - Romania
  • Parafusions - Italy, Hungary
  • Art Voices - Armenia
  • Saxest & Siim Aimla - Estonia
  • Milo Suchomel Quartet - Slovakia
  • Cinzia Catania - Netherlands, Switzerland, Romania, Italy, Tunis
  • Circumsonus - Austria
  • Citric - Spain
  • Dory Bavarsky Trio - United States, Canada, Japan
  • Elena Mindru Trio - Romania
  • Final Step - Switzerland
  • G.I.R.L. - France, Germany, Russia
  • Karri Luhtala Trio - Italy, Finland
  • Mozambique Trio - Turkey
  • Paleka - Netherlands , Germany
  • Risikogesellschaft - Germany
  • Rokicki & Pulcyn Duo - Poland
  • Sendai - United Kingdom, Portugal, India
  • Stephan Braun Trio - Germany, Poland
  • Unit Three - United States
  • Lee Esther - United States
  • Muresan Valentin - Romania
  • Bodnar Denys - Ukraine
  • Gologan Andrei - Romania
  • Li Zixiao - China
  • Pilsan Aaron - Austria


2011

  • The Merry Poppins - Austria
  • Aro Borger Quartet - Brazil, United States
  • Atmasfera - Ukraine, Poland
  • Art Voices - Armenia
  • Wayne Brown - United Kingdom
  • Jam Sessions - Europe, United States
  • AdrianGaspar|Adrian Gaspar Trio - Austria
  • Andre Carvalho 5tet - Australia, Portugal
  • Ayca Mirac Lazcaz - Germany, Turkey, Finland
  • Indonesian Youth Regeneration - Indonesia
  • Interfoam - Denmark
  • Intone - United States, Austria, Sweden, France
  • Jazz Challenge - Romania
  • Jazzlingz - Hungary, Slovakia
  • Karri Luhtala Trio - Italy
  • Kuromitsu Quartet - Russia
  • Marially Pacheco - Australia, Cuba
  • Matthieu Llodra Trio - Switzerland
  • Milim - United States, Japan
  • Peabody Jazz Quartet - United States
  • Rofalski Trio - Germany
  • Song Yi Jeon Quintet - Switzerland, South Korea, Germany
  • Sorin Zlat Trio - Romania
  • Viktor Horvath Trio - Hungary
  • Bletton Charlotte - France
  • Garraud Francois - France
  • Cho Sunghyun - South Korea, Germany
  • Park Yaeram - South Korea, France
  • Min Ruofan - China

2012

  • Park Sujin - United Kingdom, Australia
  • Lakatos Robert - Serbia
  • Wen Xianbo - China, Germany
  • Arnesen Blues Band - Sweden
  • Mandolin' Brothers - Italy
  • Vincent's Chair - Australia
  • Xavier Dotras Trio - Spain
  • 3 Way Free - Israel
  • Artbeaters - Slovenia
  • Barba - Righetti Duo - Italy
  • Ccm Quarte - US, Colombia
  • Damien Kingston Tri - Netherlands, Australia
  • Enescu College Jazz Quintet 2012 - Romania
  • Evgeniya Zima Band - Russia
  • Franziska Katharina & Hagen Moller - Switzerland
  • Imagine Band - Armenia
  • Jazz in Dreadlocks - Poland
  • Lindeborg - Aadnekvam Duo - Sweden
  • Loungerie Ii - Romania
  • Luiza Sales E Os Coringas - Brasil
  • Michael Aadal Group - Norway
  • Mira Falk Quartet - Netherlands, Greece, Iceland
  • Olah Krisztian Trio - Hungary
  • Polished Blue Project - Poland
  • Quentin Angus Quintet - United States, Australia
  • Rozina Patkai Trio - Hungary
  • Ryo Hatakeyama & Yuko Yoshida Duo - Japan
  • The Dahi Divine Jazz Quintet - United States
  • To Book a Rest 5tet - Italy
  • Trio Millionaires - Israel
  • Urban Fabula - Italy
  • Yurgaki Trio - Colombia, Spain, Ecuador
  • Park Sujin - Australia
  • Lakatos Robert - Serbia
  • Wen Xianbo - China
  • Haase Axel - Germany
  • Hickey Mairead - Ireland
  • Bucholc Aleksandra - Poland
  • Daszkiewicz Aleksander - Poland
  • Bolozan Ionut - Romania
  • Faber Line - Poland
  • Kwasnikowska Roksana - Poland

See also

References

  1. ^ City Slicker: Bucharest, The Independent, 19 April 2009 Archived 3 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine

External links


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