musicians from across europe – music without borders


6 september |Bucharest | enescu festival | 15:00


enescu festival 2019


enescu festival

The New European Ensemble travels to Romania for a first performance at the George Enescu festival!


Music from the 21st century. Five pieces by new and renowned composers with two world premiers by Carlo Boccadoro and Peter Adriaansz.


Peter Adriaansz has written a new work for New European Ensemble that delves into our experience of continuing overlapping ostinato (repetitive short musical motives). He reflects on how layers of sound interact. José Sanchez Verdu examines the interaction and interplay of light, dark, religion and reason, in a piece inspired by Goya’s ink drawings Lux ex Tenebris of an angel emerging from darkness.


Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Ro is a work that has gotten an iconic status in a short period of time. The young Icelandic composer have had a impressive career. Anna is currently Composer-in-Residence with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. In spring 2019, she is also Composer-in-Residence at the Royal Academy of Music in London.




Carlo Boccardo - New Work (2018) (flute, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, percussion, piano)

Peter Adriaansz - New Work (2019)

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir - Ró (2013)

Adrian Pop - “Silk and Metal” Quartet (2011)

José María Sánchez - Verdú Lux es Tenebris (2003)


The George Enescu festival is held in honour of the celebrated Romanian composer George Enescu, is the biggest classical music festival and classical international competition held in Romania and one of the biggest in Eastern Europe.

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New European Ensemble is supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (from 2017) and the city of The Hague