The George Enescu International Festival is one of the most prestigious classical music festivals in Europe. The festival is organized every other year, bringing together in Bucharest thousands of international artists and orchestras who compete in front of an impressive public. The festival is organized in September and the performances are held in some of the most reputed concert halls in Bucharest: the Romanian Athenaeum, the National Opera, the National Theater and the Palace Hall.
The festival was first organized in 1958, three years after the death of George Enescu, designed to celebrate the contribution of the composer to the national musical scene every two years. After a long interruption period, the tradition was renewed in 2002. The George Enescu International Festival remains an event of special tourist interest, given its visibility and popularity with the cultivated European public.