We have spent a wonderful weekend at the Bucharest Harp Festival 2018. Now in its third edition, this festival celebrates harp playing in Romania (now active for over 125 years!), and also attracts guests from throughout South-East Europe. The weekend full of masterclasses, concerts and lectures was also a real voyage of discovery for us!
As principal sponsors, we were very pleased to support Chantal Mathieu’s opening recital at the National University of Music, Bucharest, on Friday, October 26th. This was preceded by a short concert by a big ensemble of harpists from Romania, Greece, Germany, Italy and Moldova! Conducted by Mladen Spasinovici – who also arranged all the music – the ensemble was impressively tight, and provided a great opening to the festival.
After this, Chantal Mathieu’s programme of French and Spanish repertoire was very warmly received, with no fewer than three encores and a packed-out hall. Many thanks to Chantal for being our guest at this event, and also for her intensive masterclass the following day.