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07/22/2016 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/22/2016 02:27

RadiRo Festival to host 5 radio ensembles from Europe and one symphony ensemble from Asia

From September 23rd to October 1st, 2016, Radio Romania organises the third edition of RadiRo - the International Festival of Radio Orchestras, the only international event which has undertaken since 2012 the mission to bring to foreground, every two years, the extraordinary profile and repertoire of world radio ensembles.

The nine days of Festival will bring at the Romanian Radio Hall 5 symphony ensembles which have made history in Europe and, for the first time at RadiRo and in Bucharest, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra from China. The Chinese symphony ensemble will open the Festival on September 23rd, 2016, with a concert featuring pianist Zhang Zuo, a soloist rewarded at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in 2013 and considered among the top young pianists of today.

The Norwegian ensemble who performs yearly in the occasion of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded in Oslo will perform at RadiRo 2016: the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The Romanian audience will have the joy to listen live to the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, the oldest ensemble in Germany, which, under the baton of conductor Kristjan Järvi, presents yearly programmes of spectacular diversity, at the crossroads between various musical genres. Kristjan Järvi will be the honorary director of RadiRo 2016, an option which speaks for itself about the the festival's intention to challenge the frontiers of musical genres and approach a transcultural repertoire.

The ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra will bring at RadiRo 2016 the extraordinary participation of the famous violinist Gidon Kremer, whose impressive international tenure has brought him, in 2011, to be rewarded with the Una Vita nella Musica Award, considered by many an equivalent of the Nobel Prize in music.

BBC Concert Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Barry Wordsworth, will perform the closing concert of the Festival, on October 1st. The host of the event, the Romanian Radio National Orchestra, will give two concerts at RadiRo, on September 26th and September 30th, showcasing conductors Cristian Măcelaru and Leo Hussain, together with violinist Alexandru Tomescu and cellist Răzvan Suma.

Tickets for the RadiRo Festival are available on www.eventim.ro in the Germanos, Orange, Vodafone, Domo, Carrefour stores, in the Cărtureşti and Humanitas bookstores, in the OMV gas stations and at the Romanian Radio Hall box office.

For further information about the International Festival of Radio Orchestras - RadiRo and the guest artists please visit our website www.radirofestival.ro.

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