How can Romania afford these fees? – SlippediscSlippedisc

norman lebrecht

December 29, 2022

The 2023 George Enescu Festival includes some of the highest earners in classical music. Romania is one of Europe’s poorest countries.

Who’s paying these artists?

Gewandhausorchester + Herbert Blomstedt

Charles Dutoit conducting the Hungarian Philharmonic with Martha Argerich

Royal Concertgebouw + Klaus Mäkelä + Yuja Wang

London SO + Simon Rattle

WDR Köln + Jörg Widmann + Carolin Widmann

Matthias Goerne

Zubin Mehta + Israel Philharmonic

Renaud Capucon

Jan Lisiecki

Fazil Say

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Baiba Skride

Kirill Gerstein

Czech Philharmonic + Manfred Honeck

Ensemble Intercontemporaine + Matthias Pintscher

Zurich Tonhalle + Paavo Järvi

Gothenburg + Santtu-Matias Rouvali + Leif Ove Andsnes

Wiener Philharmoniker + Jakub Hrusa + Igor Levit

Fabio Biondi

Kent Nagano

Lawrence Foster

Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Hannu Lintu

Vladimir Jurowski

Yefim Bronfman

Daniel Hope

Vilde Frang

Collegium Vocale Gent + Philippe Herreweghe

Orchestra di Santa Cecilia + Tugan Sokhiev

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Orchestre national de France + Augustin Hadelich

Full programme here.

pictured: Enescu’s house


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