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    globe Photo Gallery Festival in portrait SoNoRo Festival Quote of the Week Es ist die vornehmste Aufgabe von zeitgenössischen Festivals sich um die Gegenwart zu kümmern Joachim Sartorius Director Berliner Festspiele Festivals The Association EFA Activities Calendar Search for events Festival Any Festival Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Aix en Provence France Ankara Turkey Ankara Turkey Antalya Turkey Baalbeck Lebanon Batumi Georgia Bavaria Bohemia Saxony Germany Beirut Lebanon Beirut Lebanon Beirut Lebanon Berlin Germany Bodrum Turkey Bratislava Slovakia Brescia Bergamo Italy Brno Czech Republic Brussels Belgium Brussels Belgium Bucharest Romania Bucharest Romania Budapest Hungary Canary Islands Spain Cantonigròs Spain Cividale del Fruili Italy Cuenca Spain Dubrovnik Croatia Edinburgh United Kingdom Emilia Romagna Italy Estoril Portugal Flanders Belgium Grahamstown South Africa Gstaad Switzerland Ingolstadt Germany Istanbul Turkey Izmir Turkey Jeju Korea republic of Jerusalem Israel Ljubljana Slovenia London United Kingdom Luzern Switzerland Martina Franca Italy Merano Italy Mersin Turkey Mosel Germany Mostar Bosnia And Herzegovina Nizhny Novgorod Russian Federation Ohrid Macedonia Orange France Ostrava Czech Republic Paris France Pavia Italy Peralada Spain Podgorica Montenegro Prague Czech Republic Ravenna Italy Reykjavik Iceland Rheingau Germany Riga Latvia Ruse Bulgaria Samara Russian Federation Sarajevo Bosnia And Herzegovina Sion Switzerland Sochi Russian Federation St Petersburg

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    new Europe From 1 to 26 August audiences could enjoy over sixty artistic proposals at the Festival Palace of Cantabria and in other historic settings The Santander Festival confirms its important position in Spain s and Europe s cultural life with its diverse programme including grand concert versions of operas ballet theatre productions recitals and chamber music concerts as well as exhibitions and discussion rounds the festival as in previous years strikes a balance between the most traditional shows and the most avant garde and innovative styles more Lucerne Festival Academy kicks off 26 August 2011 Just a week ago 130 or so LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY participants from all over the world arrived in Lucerne and on 2 September they will perform their first symphonic concert with a programme traversing a century of the history of French music from Maurice Ravel to Marc André Dalbavie The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY founded by Pierre Boulez in 2004 gives the LUCERNE FESTIVAL its own educational institution for highly gifted young musicians who are specially initiated into the performance of 20th and 21st century music more Stresa Festival celebrates 50th anniversary 23 August 2011 This year 2011 the Settimane Musicali di Stresa e del Lago Maggiore Stresa Music Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary 21 May to 4 September For the last five years it has been under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic more Magic Moments at the 2011 Innsbruck Festival from 10 to 28 August Innsbruck 10 8 28 8 05 August 2011 With a focus on baroque music from German lands at the 2011 Innsbruck Festival artistic director Alessandro de Marchi also throws light on revolutionary political and social events that impacted on the lives and work of the musicians of that time Georg Philipp Telemann for example was the first composer to self confidently represent the rising bourgeoisie in cities like Frankfurt and Hamburg with his music The imposing church music and magnificent operas by George Frederic Handel both in Italy and in London and Johann Adolph Hasse in Italy Dresden and for the Habsburgs in Austria on the other hand reflected the refined rule of the church and nobility A composer of the likes of Heinrich Schütz used mighty and splendid musical means to raise voices in song against the Thirty Years War and its repercussions while Dietrich Buxtehude provided the believers of the Reformed faith in Germany s upper north with music for contemplation Finally Johann Sebastian Bach set the conditions of musical performance practice against new artistic and intellectual demands that apply to this day more Festival Ljubljana A tribute to the great Franz Liszt Križanke Knight s Hall Ljubljana 28 July 2011 Festival Ljubljana supports young Slovene artists and pays tribute to the great Franz Liszt Festival Ljubljana is a proud supporter of the international project Music Masters on Air or MusMA which was initiated two years ago by ten European festivals in order to help performers and composers of the younger generations promote their work This year the participating artists will also mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great composer and pianist Franz Liszt more Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre announces 2011 Georgian Theatre Showcase 27 July 2011 The third edition of Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre takes place from 29 September until 16 October 2011 in Tbilisi Georgia Tbilisi International in short is a very young festival Established in 2009 the Festival aims to attract creative challenging innovative artists from the Far East to the Far West Tbilisi International brings them together in one of the most beautiful cities in the world cherishing their artistic ideas and creating an unforgettable experience more Orfeo ed Eurídice in the Festival Castell de Peralada Festival Castell de Peralada 29 31 July 2011 27 July 2011 Orfeo ed Eurídice the new performance of La Fura dels Baus under the production of the Festival Castell de Peralada will open on 29 July 2011 at 22 00 pm The performance will be played again on Sunday 31 July 2011 more Czech Dreams 2011 were successfully kicked off 25 July 2011 On 2 July 2011 in Adorf Germany the festival opening concert of the international part of the third edition of the international cultural project Czech Dreams 2011 took place under the auspices of Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic Jiří Besser In his speech he emphasised the scope and exceptionality of the project as well as its enormous significance for strengthening the contacts between the regions and collaboration in Europe more MusMA Atelier for contemporary composers and performers in Granada great success 20 July 2011 From 27 until 30 June 2011 the first European MusMA Atelier for contemporary composers and performers took place in Granada MusMA Music Masters on Air European Broadcasting Festival is a platform for new music created for young composers Composers of the new generation masters of the new era take a flight to present their work abroad European Festivals join forces to develop a platform to welcome this new unknown contemporary music 10 and soon 15 major European festivals with the support of the European Union the European Broadcasting Union EBU and the European Festivals Association EFA pitch these contemporary composers beyond the borders straight into the air more BELEF festival opens its 20th edition in Belgrade 18 July 2011 The 20th Belgrade Summer Festival BELEF which will last until August 7 and comprise various programmes started late on 15 July 2011 by a classical concert staged in the concert hall of Ilija M Kolarac Endowment more Innsbruck Festival of Early Music announces International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera 12 July 2011 97 young singers from 34 countries will attend the 2nd International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti 2011 The 2nd International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti 2011 held by the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music has drawn a strong response from young singers worldwide Out of the more than 120 applications 97 young singers from 34 countries and five continents were chosen to participate in the 1st round From 20 to 25 August female singers born 1980 and later and male singers born 1978 and later who come from A as in Armenia to U as in USA will face the jury in this Academy Project more The Berliner Festspiele will celebrate on 27th August 04 July 2011 10 years of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele 10 years of Artistic Director Joachim Sartorius 60 years of the Berliner Festspiele The Berliner Festspiele will open the new cultural season in Berlin on 27th August from 4pm with a huge jubilee celebration The occasion for these celebrations is provided by 60 years of the Berliner Festspiele 10 years under the artistic directorship of Joachim Sartorius and 10 years of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele coupled with our delight at the successful completion of the extensive modernization work on the building more Festival Ljubljana invites for concert on 3 July celebrating Slovenia s 20th anniversary 28 June 2011 Slovenia and Croatia are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the states During those 20 years Slovenia realised its long dreams and successfully paved its way into the European Union the country s neighbour Croatia is looking forward to be part of our EU very soon The Festival Ljubljana would like to underline the foundation and invites to a special gala event on 3 July 2011 at 9pm more George Enescu Festival with new identity for its 20th edition 09 June 2011 Cultural exchange excellence and new discoveries rank among the hallmarks of this September s 20th George Enescu Festival 1 25 September 2011 The biennial event offers a programme as rich and diverse as any on the international festival circuit its artistic scope widened this year thanks to heavyweight government investment and distinctive repertoire choices Romania s resurgent capital will host many of the world s leading orchestras and conductors during its late summer festival time It s also set to stage performances of works by great names in Romanian music and outstanding talents among the nation s emerging cohort of composers In short the Festival packs the programme punch and artistic armoury required to attract worldwide attention more EUROPEAN MusMA ATELIER for contemporary composers and performers in Granada 08 June 2011 MusMA Music Masters on Air European Broadcasting Festival is an international collaboration project of some 10 major European festivals initiated by the Flanders Festival Brussels MusMA was brought to life in the framework of the project FestLab for Creativity and Innovation of the European Festivals Association EFA in 2009 From 27 until 30 June 2011 the first EUROPEAN MusMA ATELIER for contemporary composers and performers takes place in Granada more International Izmir Festival celebrates 25th anniversary 06 June 2011 The International İzmir Festival organized by the İzmir Foundation for Culture and Arts İKSEV uninterruptedly since 1987 is 25 years old The International İzmir Festival which is a respected member of the European Festivals Association takes place June 20 July 21 2011 more China Shanghai Arts Festival delegation visits Vilnius Festival 30 May 2011 From 30 May until 2 June 2011 a delegation of the China Shanghai Arts Festival visits the Vilnius Festival The guests participate at the festival opening performance on 31 May The meeting symbolises the close collaboration ties that have been set up over the past years more Festival Ljubljana 2011 ultimate events tickets already available 03 May 2011 For the 59th time Festival Ljubljana has done its best to make the summer at the Slovenian capital a memorable cultural treat This year s festival will open on July 3 with more than 1000 musicians performing at the refurbished Kongresni trg more VILNIUS FESTIVAL 2011 seven evenings ushering in the summer season 02 May 2011 This year the 15th Vilnius Festival will usher in the musical summer season with seven concerts to be presented at the National Philharmonic Hall and the National Opera and Ballet theatre in Vilnius from May 31st to June 14th An illustrious crew of the internationally acclaimed Lithuanian and foreign musicians will demonstrate breathtaking musicianship and technical brilliance in diverse orchestral and chamber music programmes Three Lithuanian composers Vytautas Bacevičius Vykintas Baltakas and Vidmantas Bartulis will be featured among many other composers from various epochs and countries more Interview with Berislav Šipuš Music Biennale Zagreb Mirabilia Memorabilia 04 April 2011 Music Biennale Zagreb MBZ the most important contemporary music festival in the region is celebrating its jubilee Full fifty years have passed since the first Biennale which some still vividly remember As the Festival is soon to begin 7 17 April 2011 MBZ Artistic Director Berislav Šipuš talked in an interview about what the audience can expect at the Biennale this year how the programme is conceived and if and how the economic conditions affected the programme of this year s Biennale more ECPNM calls for entries for 4th European competition for live electronic music projects 28 March 2011 The ECPNM European Conference of Promoters of New Music hosts the fourth European competition for the composition of live electronic music projects for orchestra Deadline for entry of projects is 15 April 2011 more Interview with Jonathan Mills What Europe needs is initiative 16 March 2011 In an interview in the run up of the European Culture Congress organised from 8 11 September 2011 in Wraclaw in the framework of the Polish EU Presidency Jonathan Mills director of the Edinburgh International Festival talks about cosmopolitanism cultural education and the global challenges facing Europe more President of the Republic of Croatia patron of the Music Biennale Zagreb 08 March 2011 The management of the Music Biennale Zagreb MBZ is honored to announce that it has received a memo from the Office of the President of Croatia confirming that H E Ivo Josipović has accepted the invitation to become patron of the 26th Music Biennale Zagreb more Berliner Festspiele celebrate three jubilees in 2011 02 March 2011 Today 2 March 2011 marks the beginning of the celebrations for the Jubilee Year 2011 WE ARE CELEBRATING of the Berliner Festspiele In 2011 the festival celebrates 10 years at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele 10 years of Artistic Director Joachim Sartorius and 60 years of the Berliner Festspiele more Budapest Spring Festival with respect to the EU presidency and the Liszt Year 28 February 2011 The programme of the 31st Budapest Spring Festival BSF which was communicated to the press this Thursday 17 February 2011 in Vienna reflects on two important events for Hungary in 2011 the acting EU presidency and the bicentenary of Franz Liszt s birth more Concentus Moraviae Festival releases 2011 programme 20 January 2011 The Concentus Moraviae International Music Festival of 13 Towns celebrates its 16th festival year It will take place from 28 May to 25 June 2011 under the motto Czech Dreams Imprints and Recollections more Cooperation Agreement signed between Abu Dhabi Music Arts Foundation and Carnegie Hall Abu Dhabi UAE 12 January 2011 12 January 2011 A new accord sets the stage for establishing a legacy of cultural excellence and fostering an understanding of the arts across the Region In a momentous act the Abu Dhabi Music Arts Foundation ADMAF recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Carnegie Hall a non profit organization that presents extraordinary music and musicians to the widest possible audience signifying a new era of cooperation and collaboration between both organisations The agreement articulates areas of mutual interest development of common programs to meet unified goals and potential alliances that Carnegie Hall will actively explore with ADMAF more Canary Islands Music Festival first festival of 2011 kicks off its 27th season 07 January 2011 Music lovers from around the world are invited to the 27th edition of the Canary Islands Music Festival From 7 January to 14 February 2011 the unique winter festival combines excellent music with a pleasant climate and festive atmosphere Enjoy a wonderful classic concert with works by Bach and Liszt in the Canary Islands more Launch Abu Dhabi Festival 2011 World Orchestra for Peace concluded to a thunderous applause Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace 05 January 2011 Exhilarating concert truly embodied the theme of Abu Dhabi Festival 2011 Harmony for Humanity UNESCO Artists for Peace Maestro Valerie Gergiev and the World Orchestra for Peace launched the Abu Dhabi Festival 2011 with a stunning repertoire of much loved classics during their performance at the Emirates Palace last night The mixed audience of young Emiratis and music connoisseurs were treated to a breathtaking performance from some of the world s most eminent performers These musicians travelled from more than 30 countries and more than 60 internationally acclaimed orchestras more Ghent and Rotterdam music festivals to enter into an artistic collaboration 29 November 2010 The Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival and the Ghent Festival of Flanders are to launch an intensive collaboration The link between the festivals will be the 33 year old Jelle Dierickx who will take on the artistic coordination of both music events The deal was clinched and announced to the media yesterday on the ship the Nieuwe Maze in Rotterdam by Ahmed Aboutaleb and Daniel Termont the respective mayors of Rotterdam and Ghent more MITO SettembreMusica wins two Festival of Festivals Awards 2010 25 November 2010 The participation in the third edition of the Festival of Festivals Bologna 3 to 7 November 2010 has been productive for MITO SettembreMusica the four workshops focusing on various sectors of the organisation ticket office production logistics and communication have seen groups of participants interested and attentive and so was for the frontal presentations followed by a large audience more Festival Internacional Cervantino kicked off its 38th edition 25 October 2010 From 13 October to 7 November 2010 the Festival Internacional Cervantino FIC an annual multi disciplinary festival takes place in the city of Guanajuato Mexico The programming of the festival includes music opera theatre dance art exhibitions literary seminars and film more EFA members join forces in collaboration project MusMA 20 September 2010 MusMA Music Masters on Air European Broadcasting Festival is an international collaboration project of some 10 major European festivals initiated by the Flanders Festival Brussels MusMA was brought to life in the framework of the project FestLab for Creativity and Innovation of the European Festivals Association EFA in 2009 On 2 3 September 2010 at the European House of Culture in Brussels directors from participating festivals held their General Meeting which paved the way for future collaboration in the next three years more Marko Nikodijevic wins Gaudeamus Prize 2010 16 September 2010 At the final concert of the International Gaudeamus Music Week 2010 which took place in Amsterdam The Netherlands from 6 to 12 September the Gaudeamus Prize was awarded to the Serbian German composer Marko Nikodijevic 1980 He receives the award of 4 550 Euros intended as a commission for a new work to be performed at the next edition of the International Gaudeamus Music Week in 2011 more Edinburgh International Festival Performance dedicated to the 2010 European Year 01 September 2010 The 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion has set up a partnership with the Edinburg International Festival running from 13 August to 5 September Paco Peña a renowned flamenco dance company will dedicate part of its show to the topic of poverty and social exclusion more Job offer Flanders Festival looks for officer responsible for funding Brussels 11 August 2010 11 August 2010 Flanders Festival Brussels is the biggest festival of classical Music in Belgium and is the proud organiser of the European Gala Concerts Village on the Move Living Room Music Festival on Tour children s choir Shanti Shanti and as the crown jewel the KlaraFestival This is the only broadcasting festival in Belgium in tight partnership with the public radio and television For all information www festivalbrxl be For our office at the heart of Brussels close to the central station we are looking for a new enthusiastic colleague more Interview Bergen International Festival gives impulses in the Nordic region 10 August 2010 In an interview in the framework of the Varna Broadcast project launched by the Varna Summer International Music Festival Per Boye Hansen Director of the Bergen International Festival explained the special characteristic of the festival as it creates Nordic Impulses more Interview Ankara Music Festival opens doors for young artists and audiences 05 August 2010 In an interview in the framework of the Varna Broadcast project Ibrahim Barisik from the International Ankara Music Festival one of the biggest music festivals in Turkey spoke about the importance of supporting young artists attracting young audiences and engaging in international collaboration between festivals more Interview Israel Festival as stepping stone for young artists 05 August 2010 The 49th edition of the Israel Festival Jerusalem run from 25 May to 10 June 2010 Since 1966 the festival has been a member of the European Festivals Association EFA and benefitted from the Association as a space for the exchange of information experiences and best practices In an interview Director Yossi Tal Gan shares the mission of the festival to act as a platform for unknown young artists more Crossing Borders Mosel Musikfestival celebrates 25th anniversary 03 August 2010 In 2010 the Moselle Music Festival Mosel Musik Festival invites its audience to celebrate 25 years of breathing new life into the ancient cultural landscape of the Moselle with outstanding ensembles and musicians From June until December the festival opens its doors for 56 cocnerts at 31 venues along 180 kilometres of the river The festival converts the Moselle region into one brilliant concert stage more Stresa Festival heading for weekend full of concerts 30 July 2010 The international festival Settimane Musicali di Stresa known as Stresa Festival is running from 8 May to 5 September Visions is the word inspiring the 49th edition of Stresa Festival It has been chosen to recall sound constructions whether slender or mighty rational or irrationally creative harmonious or knowingly dissonant stylistically coherent or eclectic dutiful or desecrating They are ancient buildings of the times when the music to be performed at our Festival was composed says the festival s President Giovanni Medeot more Max Emmanuel Cencic Thrilled Dubrovnik Summer Festival s Audience Dubrovnik Croatia 19 July 2010 On July 13 one of the best countertenors of today according to the Opernwelt Max Emanuel Cencic performed at the 61st Dubrovnik Summer Festival accompanied by the Swiss Baroque ensemble I Barocchisti and Fiorenza De Donatis as concertmaster Their performance in the Rector s Palace of the arias from G F Händel s operas Agrippina Floridante and Rodrigo T Albinoni s Il Nascimiento dell Aurora and A Vivaldi s Farnace enchanted the audience more Dubrovnik Stefan Milenkovich and Edin Karamazov Seduced With the Cantos Desiertos Dubrovnik Croatia 19 July 2010 These two charismatic virtuosos Stefan Milenkovich at the violin and Edin Karamazov at the guitar seduced the numerous audience of Dubrovnik Summer Festival at the concert titled Cantos Desiertos that took place on July 17 in the Rector s Palace Atrium more Festival de Wallonie celebrates Namur Music Festival 2010 07 July 2010 From 19 June to 17 July 2010 the Namur Music Festival is running It is one of the festivals organised by the Belgian Festival de Wallonie Every year from June to October the Festival de Wallonie is staging some 70 concerts in the four corners of the Walloon Region and in Brussels more Rheingau Musik Festival started its 23rd edition on 26 June 29 June 2010 The 23rd Rheingau Musik Festival takes to the stage from 26 June until 28 August 2010 under the artistic direction of Michael Herrmann and is focused on the main themes Fernweh Wanderlust Schumann Chopin 200th anniversary Festival Special Opera and the composer portrait Kaija Saariaho 154 concerts will be performed at 42 venues in the Rheingau and in neighbouring regions Numerous castles concert halls palaces charming old churches monasteries and basilicas traditional wine estates are among the attractive venues more 2010 Baalbeck International Festival kicks off on 24 June 21 June 2010 In 2010 again the Baalbeck International Festival the oldest and the most prestigious festival in the Middle East sees the participation of great names The festival is expected to attract crowds from all over the world to attend the amazing line up set for this years promising festival more European Early Music Network celebrates its 10th Anniversary 16 June 2010 The European Early Music Network REMA celebrates its 10th anniversary as part of the 2010 York Early Music Festival Friday 9 July 2 00pm with a special conference entitled Early Music The End of a Movement more Granada Festival launches 7th edition of its Festival Extension FEX 15 June 2010 This year the FEX the extension of the Granada Festival will increase even further the number of performances and concerts around the city and the province The diversity and variety of the activities on offer will enable audiences to enjoy venues in monumental ancient buildings beautiful intimate spaces wide public squares crossroads and new venues and stages it will be in fact the broadest and most inclusive mix of audiences more Flanders Festival Bruges presents winners of International Competition Musica Antiqua 04 June 2010 Since 1964 the Flanders Festival Bruges organises every year the famous International Competition Musica Antiqua They are open to young highly qualified performers from all over the world who specialise in the historically informed performance practice more Interview Director Rheingau Musik Festival stresses importance of festivals for European culture 21 May 2010 In an interview on 9 May 2010 in the framework of the Varna Broadcast project launched by the Varna Summer International Music Festival Michael Herrmann Director of the German Rheingau Musik Festival and Vice President of the European Festivals Association EFA spoke about the festival s mission and vision and the role of an umbrella organisation such as EFA more Varna Summer Festival launches broadcast project Festivals of Europe in the spotlight 05 May 2010 On 2 May 2010 the Varna Summer International Music Festival launched a broadcast project entitled The Festivals of Europe The project includes a series of interviews of members of the European Festivals Association EFA that are broadcasted at a weekly basis on Radio Varna Branch of the Bulgarian National Radio at www radiovarna com more International contests Musica Antiqua Bruges 2010 Bruges 6 14 August 2010 30 April 2010 Since 1964 the Flanders Festival Bruges organizes every year the famous International Contests Musica Antiqua They are open to young highly qualified performers from all over the world who specialize in the historically informed performance practice more Music Biennale Zagreb hosts World New Music Days 2011 22 April 2010 Having successfully hosted ISCM s World Music Days in 2005 the Music Biennale Zagreb MBZ has once again been chosen to host this festival now called the World New Music Days This way the 2011 MBZ 7 17 April 2011 will in fact consist of two festivals the 50th anniversary edition of the Biennale as well as the World New Music Days more Spring of Mostar opens its 2010 edition with high level patrons 20 April 2010 The festival The Spring of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina kicked off its 2010 edition on 15 April The festival is running until 1 June and includes classical concerts as well as opera theatre film workshops for young musicians literature events exhibitions and a programme for children The festival has become a member of the European Festivals Association in 2009 more Baalbeck International Festival announces 2010 programme 16 April 2010 The Baalbeck International Festival FIB announces its 2010 programme This year s edition is running from 24 June to 7 August The full programme is available on the EFA website more Kathrin Deventer at the March Music Days Opening concert tonight 19 00h Theatre Hall Ruse Bulgar 13 March 2010 We are happy to announce that Kathrin Deventer EFA Secretary General is our special guest at the 50th jubilee opening of the March Music Days International Festival in Ruse that will take place tonight 19 00h at the Theatre Hall Ms Deventer will take part in the official opening of the Festival and will greet the festival s audience and the citizens of Ruse with this remarkable event more Ms Kathrin Deventer at the March Music Days Opening concert tonight Ruse Bulgaria Ruse Bulgaria 13 March 2010 We are happy to announce that Kathrin Deventer EFA Secretary General is our special guest at the 50th jubilee opening of the March Music Days International Festival in Ruse that will take place tonight 19 00h at the Theatre Hall Ms Deventer will take part in the official opening of the Festival and will congratulate the festival s audience and the citizens of Ruse on this remarkable event more Sarajevo Winter 2010 is closed Motto for 2011 is Art of Love Sarajevo 09 March 2010 The 26th International Festival Sarajevo Sarajevo Winter was realised under the title WAT World Art Tendency What Now with 129 projects on 39 venues including 1 500 artists form 43 countries Tens of thousands of visitors attended the festival Closing one festival edition means opening the next one the 2011 festival will be celebrated under the motto Art is Love more March Music Days International Festival presents its 2010 programme 2 March 2010 Ruse Municipality Bulgaria 28 February 2010 In 2010 the March Music Days International Festival Ruse Bulgaria is celebrating its 50th anniversary from 13 28 March On 2 March 2010 the festival programme and schedule was officially presented by the Director of the Festival Mrs Iva Chavdarova at a press conference at 11 00 in the Round Hall of Ruse Municipality more Programme of Festival de Mexico available on the EFA website 23 February 2010 Under the motto Déjate transformar Let yourself be transformed the Festival de Mexico kicks off its 26th edition on 11 March 2010 Thanks to the diversity of its events opera music theatre dance visual arts electronic arts activities for children academic workshops and round tables etc and its undeniably modern hallmark that refuses to lose sight of its beginnings the festival caters to a broad range of public interests The full programme is available on the EFA website more Sarajevo Sarajevo Winter receives international support for 26th edition 22 February 2010 The International Festival Sarajevo Sarajevo Winter is a traditional meeting place for artists and citizens from all over the world The 26th edition takes place from 7 until 28 February 2010 The diverse programme ranges from visual and performing arts to music and theatre from workshops and literary gatherings to children s activities and film more Italiafestival to organise 2nd edition of European Week of Festivals 17 February 2010 The first edition of the European Week of Festivals 30 July 5 August 2009 which was a pilot event was joined by members of the European Festivals Association EFA from Macedonia Portugal France and in Italy Emilia Romagna Festival Festival della Valle d Itria Festival Puccini Paestum Festival and Stresa Festival The theme was creativity and technological innovation on the occasion of the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009 more Seminar to focus on festivals ability to support creativity and increase access to arts 02 February 2010 At the occasion of the 5th Annual EFA Collective and Affiliate Members Meeting Swedish Music Festivals SMF together with the European Festivals Association EFA cordially invite you to a half day public seminar entitled Festivals Increasing Access Supporting Creativity It takes place on Friday 12 February from 9 30 until 12 30 in the Immanuel Church at Kungstensgatan 17 more Berliner Festspiele release MaerzMusik Programme Utopia Lost 15 January 2010 MaerzMusik the festival of contemporary music by the Berliner Festspiele will take place in Berlin from 19th until 28th March Under the dialectic motto Utopia lost the ninth edition of MaerzMusik with more than 30 performances exemplary works six new music theatre productions and 19 premieres explores music as a realm of utopian thought and practice of memory and hope but also as a place for the reflection of loss and failure resignation and decline death and beyond more Ivo Josipovic elected President of Croatia 11 January 2010 Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic a scholar composer and the director of Music Biennale Zagreb member of the European Festivals Association since 1997 convincingly won the presidential election in Croatia on 10 January 2010 more REMA announces its Grand Audition 2010 18 December 2009 The purpose of the GRAND AUDITION of REMA the European Early Music Network is to create a platform for all experienced European early music ensembles wanting to be auditioned by REMA member European festival organisers more 53rd edition of Ghent Festival of Flanders 18 September 10 October 2010 Ghent 25 November 2009 Ghent Festival of Flanders is already busy preparing for its wait for it 53rd edition in 2010 The festival s success is in great part due to its unique mix of diversity and creativity Each year over 180 concerts classical and world music are presented by more than 1400 inter national artists Superb performances splendid locations and fresh concepts like OdeGand Festival Avanti Festival Made and uFo usually attract a 40 000 strong audience more REMA meeting lays down objectives for 2010 18 November 2009 The most recent meeting of REMA the European Early Music Network on 30 and 31 October 2009 in Louvain brought together around 20 participants to discuss music and the visual arts more Edinburgh International Festival attends seminar on European Festivals 16 November 2009 On 2 December 2009 Brussels celebrates the Scotland Week with the participation of the Edinburgh International Festival and a seminar on European Festivals Driving Success Through Culture The European Festivals Association EFA the Scottish Government the European Commission and the City of Edinburgh Council participate in the seminar more Blue Note and More adds Schwing to the JazzFest Berlin 09 10 November 2009 JazzFest Berlin 09 culminated in a triumphant finish Sunday evening with John Scofield s Piety Street Band and Booker T in a fully sold out hall Other closing night highlights were the duo performance by jazz singer Sheila Jordan and Steve Kuhn at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and Paolo Fresu Blue Note Italy late night at club Quasimodo more France Festivals celebrates 50th anniversary 06 November 2009 France Festivals celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special evening on 13 November The French federation of international music festivals demonstrates the artistic dynamic and the diversity of programmes of its members with a series of concerts selected by the member festivals more international literaturfestival berlin After the festival is before the festival 03 November 2009 After the festival is before the festival The team of the international literaturfestival berlin ilb is currently preparing the 10th edition with the focus on Eastern Europe It will take place from the 15th to the 26th of September 2010 more Alex Nowitz wins 2 ECPNM European Competition for Live Electronic Music Projects 16 October 2009 More than 40 projects from all over Europe were proposed for the 2 ECPNM European Competition for Live Electronic Music Projects An international jury selected 6 projects on 4 October they were premiered at the final concert of the ISCM World New Music Days 2009 in Gothenburg The jury awarded Alex Nowitz Germany as winner of the competition He performed himself in his work Minotaurus for singer performer live el gestural controllers more Festival Internacional Cervantino running in Mexico 14 October to 1 November 2009 14 October 2009 The colonial city of Guanajuato is the stage for one of the most relevant artistic events in Mexico and Latin America the Festival Internacional Cervantino FIC For its 37th edition guests of honor Quebec and Zacatecas feature the best of their artistic productions more France Festivals Colloque sur l audience des festivals 12 13 novembre Montpellier 07 October 2009 Après avoir abordé la question de l utilité des festivals et leur apport dans l univers musical à Royaumont en 2003 La musique a t elle besoin des festivals puis le fonctionnement des festivals à l Epau en 2006 Les nouveaux territoires de festivals France Festivals s intéresse en 2009 à la question des publics more Christian Gerhaher awarded Rheingau Musikpreis 2009 Oestrich Winkel 30 September 2009 06 October 2009 Baritone Christian Gerhaher is awarded the Rheingau Musikpreis 2009 The Award is an initiative of the Rheingau Musik Festival Read the press release in German here below more Emilia Romagna Festival concluded season with exceptional concert 01 October 2009 Music to promote remembrance This is the theme chosen this year to close the 2009 edition of the Emilia Romagna Festival On September 11 a date that has become highly symbolic the Festival presented Estaba la Madre a masterpiece by Academy Award winner Luis Bacalov composed by the Argentine maestro to commemorate over 30 000 desaparecidos They were the victims of a most cruel and bloodthirsty dictatorship that plagued Argentina beginning in 1976 more Ted Hearne wins Gaudeamus Prize 2009 Amsterdam 10 September 2009 14 September 2009 At the final concert of the International Gaudeamus Music Week 2009 which took place in Amsterdam The Netherlands from 7 to 12 September the Gaudeamus Prize was awarded to the American composer Ted Hearne 1982 He receives the award of 4 550 Euros intended as a commission for a new work to be performed at the next edition of the International Gaudeamus Music Week in 2010 more Baalbeck Festival represented at first ever World Innovation Summit for Education and Culture 01 September 2009 The first World Innovation Summit for Education and Culture is taking place from 16 18 November 2009 in Doha Qatar The Festival International de Baalbeck the oldest and one of the most prestigious festivals in the Middle East will be represented by Mrs May Arida President of the Baalbeck Festival more KlaraFestival 2009 takes you on a musical journey 21 August 2009 The KlaraFestival 2009

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    number of civilizations succeed one another or exist side by side Down the centuries this has fuelled intercultural cross fertilization So standing as it does at the crossroads of Asian and European cultures Turkey is the ideal candidate for this edition Exceptional masterpieces from the greatest Turkish museums contemporary arts traditional and contemporary dance co creations from classical to electronic music literary events focus on film all to be discovered from 6 October 2015 until 31 January 2016 more New on Festival Bytes Rethinking our responsibility towards society 01 October 2015 Looking back at the week of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Gwangju I have to say that it was a truly unique experience The Atelier took place in the context of the opening of the Asia Culture Centre and its first festival on the historic site where the democratic uprising in South Korea took place in 1980 It allowed us to understand the context of cultural and artistic activities in South Korea Read the full blog by Inge Ceustermans Managing Director The Festival Academy on Festival Bytes more New on Festival Bytes What I Heard About The Arts World 05 29 September 2015 I heard that Europe was moving and shaking with festival life these last months I heard of a wonderful festival in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata and took the opportunity to go spend some quality time there I also heard that our EFA members have been making the summer months exciting so here are a couple of things I didn t see but would have liked to As they say so many festivals so little time The fifth edition of Eva Nunes What I Heard About The Arts World features world premieres collaborations and new productions of festivals including Reykjavik Arts Festival George Enescu Festival Lucerne Festival Berliner Festspiele s JazzFest Brno International Music Festival MITO Settembre Musica Tbilisi International Theatre Festival Gent Festival of Flanders and Costa Contemporánea Festival Read the full blog by Eva Nunes on Festival Bytes more EFFE Awards for Top 12 Festivals in Europe Announced 28 September 2015 250 festival representatives from across Europe gathered in Paris on 27 September for the announcement of the first ever EFFE Awards An International Jury presided over by Vincent Baudriller Director of Théâtre Vidy in Lausanne rewarded 12 of the most trend setting European festivals of this year from a pool of 760 festivals from 31 countries more New on Festival Bytes Experiencing movement in Spain 25 September 2015 For many the perfect summer holiday involves soaking up on vitamin D on a relaxing spot with nothing to do but enjoy a good rest in good company Imagine when you can top that by adding to the warm sun and calm sea the chance to soak up on vitamins T and G and I don t mean Torulitine and Riboflavin nor Tequila and Gin And that s precisely how I spent my holiday soaking up on T alent and G enerosity Talent of creators like Guillermo Weickert La Macana María Muñoz Mal Pelo Elías Aguirre or pianist Alejandro Rojas Marcos Generosity of a very engaged team led by Nerea Aguilar director of Costa Contemporánea who for the 6th year ensures the professionalism and quality of a festival which creates a community filled with life in this far corner of Spain with very little means but a lot of heart Read the full blog by Eva Nunes on Festival Bytes more Gwangju Atelier for Young Festival Managers confirms success of The Festival Academy 24 September 2015 PRESS RELEASE Brussels 24 September 2015 The Festival Academy an initiative of the European Festivals Association EFA continues extending its offer for training in festival management Since its launch in 2013 new education formats have been initiated based on the success of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers The Atelier was developed into a regular training for artistic festival directors with two editions per year As of 2016 The Festival Academy will add a course for production managers to its programme The most recent Atelier in Gwangju South Korea confirmed the success and necessity of providing training opportunities for early career professionals and to collaborate across continents Participants joined the ever growing Alumni Network counting currently 335 future festival leaders from 65 countries more New on Festival Bytes Back to reality 23 September 2015 A week after the Atelier for Young Festival Managers and I am still getting over the 12 extraordinary days in South Korea 11 of which in Gwangju the cradle of the Korean democratic movement and home to the newly built Asia Cultural Centre What a great trip I learnt a lot extended my networks and experienced a culture I knew very little about It is easy to be absolutely ecstatic and eulogise about all of the amazing people and the experience this was inevitable I guess Read the full blog by Abduk Shayek one of 35 participants of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Gwangju on Festival Bytes more EFFE eu puts 760 festivals at your fingertips 23 September 2015 EFFE eu is launched today as the most comprehensive guide to festivals in Europe In Europe the arts are just a festival away and this new website brings information on 760 of Europe s best festivals to audiences across the continent and beyond These festivals recipients of EFFE s quality label come from 31 countries and range from the big and famous to the quirky The website is live now at www effe eu giving audiences far and wide access to these amazing cultural events more New on Festival Bytes What you should know about Tel Aviv s festival scene 22 September 2015 September marks the end of summer and beginning of autumn events in Israel Temperatures slowly decline beneath 30 C and the holiday season is in full swing Around the country people pack their children and travel near and far to one or more of the many festivals

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  • EFA - benefits - European Festivals Association
    EFA can offer a community of friendship trust solidarity and learning through its ever expending network of established and emerging festivals as well as cultural organisations collaborating across borders and arts disciplines Filiz Eczacibasi Sarper EFA Board member International Izmir Festival Being a part of EFA an open and influential international association with a global and regional approach with which we share core objectives such as artistic excellence and internationalisation means having a reliable companion that tremendously increases our strength and capacity to fulfill our mission We are very excited to join forces with this major network of arts festıvals and eager to add our voice Peter Eriksson EFA Board member Swedish Music Festivals Thanks to EFA s large network I learn new things and I see my own situation in relation to others EFA is an active network that provides a community of understanding and friendship runs many activities and has a strong connection to the EU The knowledge and experiences gained within EFA help us in increasing our credibility in our own local and national contexts Pineiro Nagy Estoril Lisbon Festival To be part of EFA immediately generated a double centripetal and centrifugal reaction On the one hand was the immeasurable value that external relations mean for internal artistic life On the other the solidarity manifested by EFA members to a small festival seemed to reflect the well known apocryphal phrase attributed to Jean Monnet Si c était à refaire je commencerais par la culture choosing a different Europe less dominated by financial markets Gintautas Kevisas Vilnius Festival It was immensely rewarding for the Vilnius Festival to be accepted as a member of the European Festivals Association in 1999 Thanks to EFA s network the festival has found new partners created joint projects and represented the Baltic countries in a wider European and Asian perspective In 2009 we had the great honour of hosting EFA s General Assembly during the city s year as European Capital of Culture and Lithuania s Millennium celebrations Selma Yağcı Mersin International Music Festival We may not yet be part of the European Union but we are already part of EFA This is a tremendous achievement for us There are 40 countries represented in EFA so we have to improve our festival every year to stand out among them We are doing this not just for the sake of our city but for Turkey Pablo Fernandez Alonso Europalia Arts Festival Europalia is a festival that by its very vocation is international Every two years the art and culture of a guest country in all its diversity and in all disciplines is presented in more than 200 venues in Belgium and beyond By joining EFA we finally have the opportunity to do several things benchmark our activities and compare in a positive spirit what we do with what is done in other countries We also get more opportunities to seek out of the box ways of collaboration with like minded organisations We thirdly can

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  • EFA - Rheingau - Meeting between EFA and the German member festivals 29 January 2005 - pictures - gallery - European Festivals Association
    News Media Festival News EFA News Members News Partners News Search News Photo Gallery Multimedia Gallery Contact News Media Blog Festival Bytes Members Benefits News feed EFA s FestFlash November 2015 Festival highlights from across the globe Photo Gallery Festival in portrait SoNoRo Festival Quote of the Week Es ist die vornehmste Aufgabe von zeitgenössischen Festivals sich um die Gegenwart zu kümmern Joachim Sartorius Director Berliner Festspiele Festivals The Association

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  • EFA - SoNoRo Festival - profile - members - European Festivals Association
    performances and collaboration with artists painters photographers filmmakers writers and media SoNoRo will be 10 years old this year in November which means that it is still young curious and open for new ideas and creative challenges SoNoRo Festival projects SoNoRo Interferences is an educational project for talented young musicians aged 13 to 30 After the audition process the scholarship winners get the opportunity to play chamber music together with internationally renowned musicians as well as receive tuition The goal of the program is to broaden the cultural and musical horizon of young music students and to help them in developing their creativity and professional skills at the beginning of their career SoNoRo Interferences came to life in 2007 in Romania and has since then expanded to other European countries including Italy Arezzo Ukraine Kiev and Germany Bad Endorf and Schloss Engers Since then over 250 scholarships have been awarded Many of the scholarship winners reached outstanding results studying in prestigious musical institutions in London Berlin Vienna Zurich Hamburg and Bucharest as well as winning prizes at major international competitions SoNoRo Conac Mansion is an annual series of chamber music concerts in some of the most beautiful and emblematic places in Romania mansions castles and monasteries The aim of the project is to promote the architectural heritage of the country which was neglected for many decades and is now being rediscovered and rebuilt SoNoRo Conac is an opportunity to revive the tradition of intimate music making in an informal setting away from the big concert halls It is our contribution to the beauty and cultural diversity of Romania SoNoRo Arezzo has taken place in Arezzo Italy for five years now Home of Francesco Petrarca Giorgio Vasari and Pierro della Francesca this ancient Tuscan city has been an important cultural center

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  • EFA - European Festivals Association
    Gegenwart zu kümmern Joachim Sartorius Director Berliner Festspiele Festivals The Association EFA Activities The Association The European Festivals Association is the umbrella organisation for festivals across Europe and beyond One of the oldest cultural networks in Europe it was founded in Geneva Switzerland in 1952 as a joint initiative of the eminent conductor Igor Markevitch and the great philosopher Denis de Rougemont Since its foundation the Association has grown from

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  • EFA - European Festivals Association
    Festivals meet Commissioner Tibor Navracsics Brussels BE 9 December 2014 Atelier for Young Festival Managers Poznan PL 20 27 October 2014 Festival Readings Sibiu Romania 12 14 June 2014 Atelier for Young Festival Managers Edinburgh UK 3 10 April 2014 EFA General Assembly Sarajevo Conversations Sarajevo BA 26 February 1 March 2014 Round Table Festivals meet Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou Brussels BE 30 January 2014 EFFE Europe for Festivals Festivals for Europe EFA newsletter FestFlash 2014 series Festival Bytes 2013 Atelier for Young Festival Managers Beirut Lebanon 5 12 October 2013 Festival Readings Sibiu Romania 11 13 June 2013 EFA General Assembly and Conference 2013 Granada Spain 18 21 April 2013 EFA Collective and Affiliate Members Meeting Belgrade Serbia 15 18 March 2013 Culture Combats Cuts Statement of festival leaders and EFA Brussels Belgium 12 February 2013 Round Table Festivals meet Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou Brussels Belgium 12 February 2013 EFA newsletter FestFlash 2013 series Festival Bytes 2012 EFA BOOKS 5 Inside Insight Festivals 9 Festival Directors 9 Stories Atelier for Young Festival Managers Ljubljana Slovenia 14 21 October 2012 EFA 60 Years On EFA releases Jubilee publication and film EFA Jubilee Gala Bergen Norway 23 25 May 2012 EFA Collective and Affiliate Members Meeting Dublin Ireland 16 18 February 2012 Round Table Festivals meet Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou Brussels Belgium 26 January 2012 EFA 60 Years On EFA celebrates its Diamond Jubilee in 2012 Activities throughout the year 2011 EFA launches Working Group Communicating Festivals Communicating Europe Open The Door Activities throughout the year EFA BOOKS Series to be extended by two volumes Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Europe Izmir Turkey 24 31 October 2011 Atelier for Young Festival Managers in Asia Singapore 14 21 May 2011 EFA General Assembly and Conference 2011 Varna Bulgaria 28 April 1 May 2011 EFA Collective and Affiliate Members Meeting Budapest Hungary 1 3 April 2011 2010 Two Ateliers for Young Festival Managers 2011 EFA launches Call for Application Round Table EFA festivals and Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou Brussels 20 October 2010 Festivals Open Doors Open Minds Build Societies Brussels 18 20 October 2010 AAPAF EFA meeting Shanghai 25 29 September EFA Meeting in Zagreb Open The Door to Arts and Culture Zagreb 5 6 June 2010 EFA General Assembly and Conference 2010 Merano Italy 8 11 April 2010 EFA Collective and Affiliate Members Meeting Stockholm 11 14 February 2010 EFA ECPNM Ars Nova Meeting 2010 Brussels 26 28 March 2010 Open The Door EFA flagship project 2010 Activities throughout the year 2009 Together for a Cultural Europe Festivals commit to engage Linz 13 September 2009 Launch of EFA BOOKS 4 Dialogue Festivals Act for an Intercultural Society Ghent Brussels May 2009 EFA General Assembly and Conference 2009 Vilnius 13 16 May 2009 European Atelier for Young Festival Managers 2009 Varna 26 April 3 May 2009 Launch of the FestLab for Creativity and Innovation Prague 26 27 March EFA Collective and Affiliate Members Meeting Ubeda Spain 28 30 January 2009 European Year of Creativity and Innovation

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