The Romanian Athenaeum is one of the largest architectural jewels of Europe. It is known as a temple of art as it has hosted over the time events of great artistic value. The cultural institution has had a tumultuous history, being at one step of being ruined, but fortunataly being saved by the well know campaign ” A penny for the Athenaeum”.
The Romanian Athenaeum was a place where history was written, the best examples being the onset debut of George Enescu in 1898, that hosted here the concert that brought him international success.
The hall of the Athenaeum hosted all of the best conductors and soloists of the twentieth century”. A few mentions are: Erich Kleiber, Sergiu Celibidache, Ionel Perlea, Herbert von Karajan, Dinu Lipatti, Arthur Rubinstein, Pablo Casals, Yehudi Menuhin.
Today , the building is the headquarters of the Philharmonic “George Enescu”.
If visiting Bucharest, attending at one of the concerts held at the Athenaeum will make your stay one that will be remembered.