XI InClassica International Music Festival in Dubai


InClassica International Music Festival Returns to the UAE for 2022 Edition


From Sunday 8th May to Thursday 2nd June,  the EUFSC will present the 2022 edition of the esteemed InClassica International Music Festival


Now established as one of the world’s leading classical music festivals, this eleventh edition of InClassica will see the historic event return to the United Arab Emirates for a celebration of world-class performance and international collaboration. 


Throughout the festival’s ground-breaking 26 days of consecutive evening concerts, InClassica 2022 will present an astonishing 25 world-renowned soloists, 3 leading orchestras and 11 celebrated conductors, in performances taking place at Dubai Opera. 


Soloists featured include: 

  • Grammy Award-winner and Avery Fisher Prize-recipient, violinist Gil Shaham (USA);

  • Echo-Preis Klassik Award and German Music Critics’ Best Recording of the Year Award, world famous Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say (Turkey);

  • Metropolitan Opera Star, Grammy-nominated exclusive Decca Classics recording artist, Winner of the 1998 Caruso Competition in Milan, recipient of the 2014 International Opera Awards’ Readers’ Award, lyric tenor Joseph Calleja (Malta);

  • Gold Medal and First Prize winner of the 1978 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Founder and Artistic Director of the Russian National Orchestra, renowned pianist Mikhail Pletnev (Switzerland);

  • Prize Winner at the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition (2011) and 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2009), pianist Yeol Eum Son (South Korea);

  • Exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, 2016 Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition Winner and “Young Artist of the Year 2017” award recipient at the Festival of Nations, virtuoso violinist Daniel Lozakovich (Sweden). 


Orchestras including the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (Israel), Berlin Symphony Orchestra (Germany) and the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (Slovakia) will feature throughout the event’s diverse programme of concerts, with repertoire consisting of concertos, symphonies, tone poems and other works by seminal composers, such as Verdi, Beethoven, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Strauss, Dvořák and Composer-in-Residence, Alexey Shor. Mr Shor is a New York-based composer whose works have been performed in the most prestigious classical music venues in the world, including the Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Berlin Philharmonic (Berlin), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Gasteig (Munich), Wigmore Hall (London) Carnegie Hall (New York) and Vienna’s Musikverein, among others. 


For this year’s edition, InClassica is proud to welcome Medici.tv and Euronews as an official media partner for the event.


In addition, and for the first time ever, InClassica 2022 shall also be presenting a series of chamber concerts which will be held at a number of venues across the UAE in tandem with the concerts taking place in Dubai. From the 8th to the 19th of May, various celebrated soloists will be headlining these events in parallel to the orchestral concerts, with confirmed venues currently including the Auditorium at the Ministry of Culture in the city of Fujairah, and the Abu Dhabi National Theatre in the UAE’s capital city, thereby giving audiences in multiple emirates across the country the opportunity to participate in InClassica. 


Soloists in the chamber concert series include:


  • Artistic Director of the “Cenacolo della Musica – International School”, pianist Guiliano Mazzoсcante (Italy);

  • Prize winner of many international music competitions, including the Viotti Vercelli Competition in Italy, and the Wieniawski Competition in Poland, violinist Alissa Margulis (Germany);

  • First prize winner of the International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn in 2011, pianist Jingge Yan (China/USA);

  • First prize winner at the 2014 Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Piano Competition, pianist Su Yeon Kim (South Korea/Austria);

  • First Prize and Golden Medal recipient at the 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition, violinist Sergei Dogadin (Austria), and many others.