March Music DaysInternational Festival is one of the oldest and most reputed festival stages in Bulgaria, a festival of modern programme strategy and high public rating.
Founded in 1961, every year the festival turns the city of Ruse - the biggest and most beautiful Bulgarian city along the Danube, into a real capital of music, a meeting point of top-class musicians from Europe and worldwide.
World renowned artists and ensembles have performed on the festival stage including D. Shostakovich, S. Richter, K. Masur, G. Rozhdestvensky, V. Neuman, Y. Temirkanov, I. Oistrakh, V. Repin, R. Barshai, S. Sondeckis, S. Costa, M. Stockhausen, Sir N. Marriner, Y. Bashmet, G. Kremer, M. Maisky, K. Penderecki, D. Sitkovetsky, Patrick Gallois, Bucharest Philharmonic, Bucharest National Radio Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Lithuanian Philharmonic, Bruckner Orchestra - Linz, London Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Paris Chamber Orchestra, PKF – Prague Philharmonia, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Sinfonia Varsovia, Kremerata Baltica, the ensembles Hilliard, De Volharding, The King’s Singers, I Musici di Roma, Il Giardino Armonico with Giovanni Antonini, Venice Baroque Orchestra with G. Carmignola, MusikFabrik, recherche, Moscow Soloists; the percussion ensembles Amadinda and Kroumata, the string quartets Keller, Juilliard, Tokyo, Ysaye, Arditti, among others.
Today the festival builds a wide platform that fosters young talented musicians from around the world, engaging artists with different artistic and cultural background in a lively and exciting dialogue.
The programme for the 55th anniversary in 2015 offers an extremely powerful selection of concerts and performances of world renowned artists and ensembles from 12 countries of Europe and worldwide, as well as festival debuts, premieres, alternative projects, interactive educational initiatives, master classes and exhibitions.
The festival’s anniversary in 2015 will be shared by world renowned Bulgarian and foreign artists, part of them performing in Bulgaria for the first time. We are happy that the festival scene in Ruse attracts artists with its remarkable tradition, its unique festival atmosphere and audience as well as with the festive magnificence of the old architecture of Ruse City.
55 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 16 - 29 MARCH 2015 RUSE, BULGARIA