connecting with so many genuinely kind and beautiful people
from all parts of the world
Thrilled to announce that the trio I'm in with Alex Reiff and Jim Frink, Triism, has won the grand prize at the 10th Bucharest International Jazz Competition. We are incredibly humbled to have shared the stage with so many amazing musicians; each group's dedication to their craft was truly inspiring. The most meaningful aspect of this competition, however, was connecting with so many genuinely kind and beautiful people from all parts of the world. Thank you to the festival and jury for this honor. As George Alexandru said, the world is a village and this week proved how small that village really is. Mul?umesc! (Thank you!)
Levi Saelua, the team-leader of TRIISM /SUA
Grand Prize Winner Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2016
I would like to thank you all
for your kindness
I hope you are all well after the Jeunesses Competition!
I came back safely to Paris the day after Gala concert and share the very good news with my friends and family. I’m over the moon with my 1st prize! I would like to thank you all for your kindness and for helping me with hotel and a lot of other things in Bucharest last week- Many Thanks for that.
Charlotte Bletton, prize-winner Jeunesses International Flute Competition 2011
of the contestants
I had the pleasure to serve as President of the jury of the prestigious “Jeunesses Musicales” International Violin Competition in Bucharest.
I was very impressed with the high number of participants from many countries as well as with the exceptionally high level of the contestants. During the competition I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and I was happy to see contestants from several countries returning to the Jeunesses Musicales from previous editions of this competition.
Maestro Sherban Lupu / USA
Professor of Violin - University of Illinois
We are very happy to have the possibility to take part on the Jazz Competition.
We met lot of beautiful people such as musicians as organizers.
Bucharest Jazz Competition was a big challenge for us. We enjoyed very much.
I hope sometimes we'll meet again.
Thank You again for everything!
Best Regards from Budapest!
Tamas Tettamanti / Hungary
Bucharest International Jazz Competition
people from over
The last three times that we played at the EUROPAfest we enjoyed ourselves very much. The people who organized everything were very kind to us; the hotel accommodation was good and the food in the restaurant also. We love to be in Bucharest every time, it's an interesting city, with beautiful old buildings, interesting architecture and it is an adventurous city. The atmosphere at the Festival isn't competitive, but the musicians are respectful to each other. The atmosphere is one of interest in each others style and instrument, it's very international, young people from over the golobe meet each other and make music, but also listen to each others music. They talk with each other about the situation for musicians in their countries, and they meet after the concerts in the clubs, hotels and restaurants.
One of the fine things about this festival is, that there are different kinds of music; all kinds of classical, pop, jazz and alternative music. I don't know any other musical festival in Europe where all this kinds of musical groups play and meet. The concert hall where we play is beautiful as well. Every year we are looking forward playing at the EUROPAfest.
Chabliz / The Netherlands
Participant - blues, jazz & pop concerts
such a festival
I would like to express my sincere admiration for the Director and his team on making Jeunesses Musicales Romania such an amazing success. Taking into account the financial situation of Romania, I would like to congratulate Mr. Gageos for his fantastic work on fundraising so beautifully and organizing such a festival and competition in Bucharest. The only true manifestation of appreciation comes from 210 competitors from 49 countries, who gave their support, time and talent to this wonderful festival. Just a word about the Gala Concert: it was an absolute success, very professional and had an international level.
Dr. Corvin Matei / South Africa
Senior lecturer: Flute Stellenbosch University – South Africa
Music Director: Cape Town Orchestra
After 3 participations as jury member in the International Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest, but also as professor of students participating in the competition, during its history, I can say that this competition found itself, from year to year, on an ascending line. This was possible due to the increasing professional level of the participating musicians, but also to the image created worldwide, reflected through the high number of participating countries.
I would also like to underline that the event finds itself in the sphere of trusting and well-known contests from all over the world, being developed in the best concert halls in Bucharest and having good organizing conditions. This statute, gained through the seriousness, hard work and commitment of the organizers, it’s also proved by the fact that the musicians from Romania and abroad participate for the 2nd or 3rd time.
Gabriel Croitoru / Romania
University Professor, National University of Music Bucharest
Soloist of the „Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic Ploiesti
We enjoyed our concerts in Bucharest. Thank you for that.
Andres Bohmer Quartet / Germany
blues, jazz & pop concerts
Thank you for everything. Exceptional concerts in a warm atmosphere. The Romanian public has welcomed us enthusiastic each time.
Larry Franco / Italy
International jazz artist
Participant - jazz, blues & pop concerts
Thanks so much
for your kind
I accidentally met Roseline’s mother, participant of the violin competition from Indonesia. She said that Roseline won the fourth rank. Thanks so much for your kind attention and help that they were able to manage to go to Romania and attend the competition.
Ramadhiana Thaharani / Indonesia
Jeunesses Musicales Indonesia
a much bigger
I am so impressed and grateful for all you did for the two Danish participants. It was a much bigger event that I thought and it must have taken a lot of work and planning.
I felt it as a great honor that the Danish musicians opened the Gala evening at Athenaeum and I thank you very much.
Birgitte Randmets / Denmark
Consul Royal Danish Embassy
Without a doubt my most valuable memory is that of building a team. It’s not the t-shirts that made us a team – it was the fact that in 10 days we had done everything together, beginning with the paper work, the distribution of materials, the quick lunches, the evening walks to the bus station. At EUROPAfest we had made a team with members from 5 different high schools in Bucharest. What was initially believed to be a competitive experience, turned into a collaborative one – an experience we would never forget.
Irina Ivan / Romania
Volunteer – “Gh. Lazar” National College
2002 - 2004 Festivals
I would like to thank you for everything, the hotel and the organization was perfect!
Ecesu Sertesen / Turkey
Participant – Bucharest International Jazz Competition
thank you for
the fantastic festival!
A little goodbye to you, until we see you again. Thank you for the fantastic festival!
Linda & Sebastian O’Shea Farren / Ireland
Jeunesses International Music Competition
hank you for
I would like to say thank you for your enthusiastic reception and help in Bucharest.
Wenting Shi / China
Jeunesses International Music Competition