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Dear friends,


We are back! The second edition of vibrate!festival kicks-off in less than a month, packed with unique encounters. The title to this edition is “Air”, literally and symbolically inspired by Brașov’s air: the enduring symbiosis between the mountain nature and urban culture. Air is also the medium in which sound vibrations propagate, weather originating from the stringed or aerophone instruments featured this year. Finally, the title signals the gravitation towards the voice in this years instrumental concerts, be it in vocal airs, vocal to instrumental transcriptions or vice-versa.


We start off where we left off: the Aula of the Transilvania University. A world class line-up right from the first concert, landmark classical repertoire, rivaled only by Valeriy Sokolov’s Tribute to Shostakovich at the Patria Philharmonic Hall and by String Theory II at the luminous Synagogue. In every other concert we break boundaries with works by Messiaen, Kurtag, Dediu, Freddie Mercury, Radiohead. On Saturday we celebrate the angelic voice of Leontina Văduva at the iconic Black Church.


The Enescu Square, our creative hub, will host Pianina Vibrate!, Brașov’s first street piano, kindly donated by pianist Diana Ionescu and adorned by the artists of Depoul de Artă Urbană. Come and have a go at playing it, or be creative visually at Amalia Suruceanu’s open air workshops. Discover the process of perfecting the interpretation of a piece of music at the Masterclasses, then join us to talk Music & The Mind with Greg Radu; and if you stay on, you might just make a Jam Session happen.


Come breathe the vibe in Brașov!

Vlad Maistorovici

Director vibrate!festival

vibrate!festival 2016

”What matters in art is to vibrate oneself and make others vibrate.” George Enescu

I find that vibrate!festival is as much about music as it is about human solidarity, about art in its classical expression as well as innovation.

The President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Werner Iohannis.

Extract from the official message to the organizers and audience of the 2015 edition.

Vlad decided to enhance the Romanian cultural life by making a beautiful festival here. I am extremely happy to spend a week here in Transylvania, Brașov is a fantastic, beautiful city and I think the right time and place for a festival.

Valeriy Sokolov, violinist

Always dreamed of coming to Transylvania - & now I'm here for the excellent vibrate!festival - beautiful part of the world & Brașov is probably the most picturesque city I've ever been to. Vibrate is definitely a festival to look out for - there's a real magic in the air.

Gabriel Prokofiev, composer

Great acoustics and excellent performances transported us in different worlds, compelling us for a few hours to live in the present. Because great performers have this gift – to hypnotise!

Irina Vasilescu, Radio România Muzical

The most satisfying concerts at the vibrate!festival were the site specific ones that managed to combine a sense of community with an excellence in music.

Henrietta Foster, EUNIC Magazine, London

A fine festival that enlightened the city for a week.

Valentin Bărbat, local supporter, TIPOGRAFIA – TEA & COFFEE HOUSE

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