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George Enescu’s violin can be heard in Lisbon

Centro Cultural de Belem from Lisbon will host tomorrow a Gabriel Croitoru and Horia Mihail violin and piano recital. The public in Lisbon will be able to listen to the wonderful sound of the Guarneri del Gesu, that belonged to George Enescu (the instrument is currently kept in the National “George Enescu” Museum. The event is supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Lisbon.
In the opening of the cultural event, the exhibition “The Image of Sound” signed by the musicologist and photographer Virgil Oprina will be inaugurated. It is composed of images from different editions of the George Enescu International Festival. The exhibition can be visited in the period September 5-29.
Starting from the project “George Enescu’s violin in the village” promoted in a national tour by Radio Romania Cultural and in the context of promoting the 21 edition of the Enescu Festival in Portugal, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Lisbon cooperates with the Centro Cultural de Belem to organize this musical and exhibition project.
“George Enescu’s violin in the village” is a musical travel, a unique collaboration between two personalities of the Romanian and international musical world: Gabriel Croitoru, the violinist who has the privilege to play the Guarneri del Gesu violin, which belonged to George Enescu, and Horia Mihail, one of the most renowned Romanian pianists of the moment.

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