EUFSC president Konstantin Ishkhanov “thrilled” to announce opening of InClassica Festival in Dubai | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

EUFSC president Konstantin Ishkhanov “thrilled” to announce opening of InClassica Festival in Dubai

TDT | Manama

The Daily Tribune –

Starting from 28th August and ending 26th September, the European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC) and SAMIT Event Group is holding the special tenth year anniversary edition of their prestigious annual InClassica International Music Festival, this year taking place at Dubai’s Opera House and Coca-Cola Arena. The event welcomes numerous internationally-renowned soloists, orchestras and conductors for a thirty-day celebration of classical music, sublime musicality and virtuosic technique.

This year sees InClassica welcome thirty-seven prolific soloists, twelve noted conductors and seven celebrated orchestras to the United Arab Emirates, for a series of consecutive daily evening concerts presenting performances of music by distinguished European composers and the event’s Composer-In-Residence, Alexey Shor.

Soloists appearing include seven-times ECHO Klassik Award winner violinist Daniel Hope (UK); Emmy, ECHO Klassik and Orphee d’or award winner, opera soprano Danielle de Niese (USA/Australia); First Prize-winner at the London International Piano Competition (2009) and Decca Classics recording artist, pianist Behzod Abduraimov (Uzbekistan), with other leading artists also performing. 

Mr Shor was born in Kiev in 1970 and now lives primarily in the USA. His compositions have been performed by leading artists from all over the world, including Anna Aglatova, David Aaron Carpenter, Ray Chen, Freddy Kempf, Andreas Ottensamer, Duo Paratore and Maxim Vengerov, amongst many others, and in such prestigious concert halls as the Wiener Musikverein, Carnegie Hall, Mariinsky Theatre, Gasteig and Wigmore Hall. His works have been issued on CD by labels including Warner Classics, DECCA and SONY Classics.


The European Foundation for Support of Culture is a Malta-based organisation which seeks to expand and promote the reach of classical music and other cultural activities around the world. Each year the Foundation organises a series of concerts, festivals, masterclasses and other events in pursuance of this aim, with past projects taking place in Europe, the MIddle East, Asia and the Americas. The EUFSC’s latest past event in Dubai featured a performance of famous classical musicians Maxim Vengerov and Evgeny Kissin as part of the noted CC Forum.

“The InClassica festival in Dubai represents a bold new initiative for the EUFSC in the Middle East, and — when one considers the number of renowned soloists, orchestras and conductors set to attend — solidifies the festival’s reputation as a world-leader in high-quality cultural projects.” — Konstantin Ishkhanov, President of the European Foundation for Support of Culture.

In addition to its programme of concert performances, InClassica also features the Middle East Classical Music Academy (MECMA) and Classic Piano International Competition, 

For full details regarding the MECMA and Classic Piano events, visit InClassica’s official website.

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