The most known resort on the Prahova Valley, also known as “The touristic pearl of the Carpathians”, continues to host important international music festivals. Thus, simultaneously with the International Guitar Festival – the most long-lived European festival of its kind, held between July 10 and 15, 2017 -, Sinaia will host the EUROPAfest Summer Edition International Festival.
From July 13 to 25, 2017, those who love good music are invited to enter into a magical, dreamlike ambiance that will be created at the Peles Castle and in other traditional places in Sinaia. And this is because Sinaia, a city with stone roads leading to the castle, with stories about kings and queens, with idyllic landscapes, the place of the dreamlike holidays that become reality, will be the host of the EUROPAfest Summer Edition International Festival for 12 days. Through jazz and classical music concerts, the festival will provide those who will attend the event, the opportunity to taste the magic of the city called “The touristic pearl of the Carpathians” and live the joy of sounds for few days, far from the agitation of the great cities. With titles like “Summer Concert at Castle”, “Concert in the Park”, “Before Sunset”, “Classic in Church”, “Summer Magic Dream”, “Gala EUROPAfest Summer Edition”, the festival is actually inviting to feeling and dreaming moments with sonatas, sonatinas, tangos or jazz songs. The organizers of this edition announced that the invited artists will be from 16 countries. Specifically, besides the artist from the host country, Romania, the festival will be also attended by artists from UK, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zeeland, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and USA.
The schedule of the concerts is as follows: July 15, at 18.00 – Summer Concert at Castle – Peles Castle; July 20, at 18.00 – Concert in the Park – Casino Sinaia, the “Dimitrie Ghica” Park; July 21, at 19.00 – Summer Magic Dream – King’s Valley Hall, Mara Hotel; July 22, at 19.00 – Before Sunset – King’s valley Hall, Mara Hotel; July 23, at 18.00 – the EUROPAfest Summer Edition Gala – Peles Castle; July 24, at 18.00 – Classic in the Church – the Catholic Church.
This year, EUROPAfest Summer Edition will also include the 6th edition of the Summer Music Academy Sinaia, which is an international stage of instrumental training at the highest standards, with an 11-year old tradition, held for violin, cello, flute, chamber music and jazz. It was mentioned that until now, 5 editions of the Summer Music Academy were held in France, 2017 being the sixth year when this event I organized in Romania, in Sinaia. Respecting the tradition, both the workshops and the classes are led by renowned artists and professors from prestigious European academies.