Music Festivals

Moldova has its own distinctive musical styles, whether it is fast paced traditional village dance music , jazz or classical music concerts, the quality is very high. As you would expect from a country with so many talented musicians, there are many concerts and festivals. Check with a good travel agent to find out what is happening during your visit. Here are a few suggestions.

Martisor Music Festival (March)

Every year the first days of spring are marked by opening of the Martisor Musica Festival. The 47th edition will be held in 2013. During the first ten days of March, the best concert halls from Chisinau (i.e. Philharmonics, Organ…

Faces of Friends (August)

The international music festival, Faces of Friends, is a major cultural event in Moldova and the region. The festival is held every year in Cahul, a small town in the south of Moldova.

Gustar Music Festival (August)

Gustar Fest is dedicated music, arts, and traditional food, especially fruits, which usually takes place during the last weekend in August. It occurs over two days in the open air in a nature amphitheater near Orhei Vechi (Old Orhei).

Maria Biesu Opera and Ballet Festival (September)

During the annual Invită Maria Bieşu festival famous orchestra conductors, opera singers, and ballet dancers perform on two stages in Chisinau. Artists come from Austria, France, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine and other countries.

Ethno Jazz Festival (September)

Ethno Jazz Festival is an international music event which takes place in Moldova in September and is organized by Trigon Ethno Jazz group. It has become Moldova’s principal jazz fest. Jazz artists from different countries perform during this festival. The…

Retro-Mai (MAY)

VATRA announces event season opening between the 1st and the 3rd of May in a retro style within VATRA Ethno-Cultural Complex.
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