InClassica International Music Festival 2024
The globally-renowned InClassica International Music Festival is set to return to the UAE for a fourth year in February 2024, as the festival, organised with the support of CMDI Group, prepares to celebrate its 13th annual edition with an exciting lineup of artists and orchestras from among the top echelons of the contemporary classical music scene.
Taking place from the 1st to the 15th of the month, this latest edition of InClassica shall bring together no fewer than 15 internationally-acclaimed soloists, 8 distinguished conductors, and 2 leading orchestras across its duration, promising audiences a two-week run of consecutive, high-level evening concerts with a diverse hand-picked programme of works that is sure to suit everybody’s tastes.
Some of the award-winning soloists who will be taking to the stage include amongst them violinists Maxim Vengerov (Monaco), Stella Chen (USA), Marc Bouchkov (Belgium), Clara-Jumi Kang (South Korea/Germany), James Ehnes (Canada), and Daishin Kashimoto (Japan); pianists Fazil Say (Turkey), Yeol Eum Son (South Korea), Yekwon Sunwoo (South Korea), Behzod Abduraimov (Uzbekistan), Zee Zee (Hong Kong/USA), Enrico Pace (Italy), and Frank Braley (France); cellists Alexander Chaushian (Armenia/UK) and Camille Thomas (France/Belgium), and many more.
Joining them on stage shall be the celebrated Berlin Symphony Orchestra and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, with the ensembles set to be led by a variety of conductors including Eivind Gullberg Jensen (Norway), Anu Tali (Estonia), John Warner (UK), Nabil Shehata (Germany), Christoph Poppen (Germany), Lucas Macías (Spain), and Marios Papadopoulos (UK), to mention a few.
Together, these musicians will fill Dubai’s streets with the music of seminal masters from across the spectrum of classical music, presenting pieces from Johannes Brahms, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ludwig van Beethoven, Camille Saint-Saëns, Max Bruch, Edward Elgar, Bedřich Smetana, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, Antonín Dvořák, Gioachino Rossini, and ranging all the way up to the contemporary thanks to several works from the pen of Composer-in-Residence Alexey Shor.