Music lovers are in for a melodious start to 2023. The crème de la crème of the classical music world will descend on Dubai when the renowned InClassica Music Festival returns for its 12th edition. The monthlong concert series will delight Dubai’s music aficionados at the Coca-Cola Arena from February 12 to March 10 with back-to-back concerts almost every evening, making it the UAE’s biggest classical music festival to date!
Besides being bigger, this third run of InClassica is also the grandest it’s been: event organisers SAMIT events have plucked up 50 international soloists, 15 acclaimed conductors and five leading orchestras from different parts of the world to enchant Dubai’s concert-goers. The stunning InClassica concert series in 2021 and 2022 set the bar very high with star-studded ensembles featuring talented artists such as German cellist Julian Steckel, British-South African violinist Daniel Hope, known for his live broadcasts of at-home concerts during the Covid-19 lockdown, and prestigious orchestras such as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
They’re outdoing themselves with the line-up for 2023’s music festival, ensuring musical maestros from all corners of the world are brought together here in Dubai. So far, we’ve only got a sneak peek at the lineup of the first six concerts , but what a spectacular roster it is! Six award-winning soloists are set to wow audiences with their passionate performances. Expect to see violinist Fumiaki Miura (Japan), pianist, Yeol Eum Son (South Korea), cellist Alexander Chaushian (Armenia/UK) and flautist Jasmine Choi (Austria/South Korea).
If you thought that’s a diverse bill, wait till you find out the nationalities of the three orchestras and various conductors who’ll be joining them on stage. The Çukurova State Symphony Orchestra from Turkey, Uzbekistan’s National Symphony Orchestra and the Savaria Symphony Orchestra from Hungary will be jetting into Dubai. Leading this musical charge will be conductors from Italy, Spain, Azerbaijan and the Netherlands proving that music knows no borders!
And this cultural salad bowl is just a slice of the variety that’s in store throughout the InClassica music festival. The concert series is known to mix it up musically too, with programmes that blend iconic old compositions by greats like Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Strauss as well as original contemporary pieces by present-day musicians like Maltese composer Alex Shor.