Bucharest Early Music Festival, at its 11th edition in 2016, is one of the most important events of classical music in Romania, ranked the 4th among "the most attended festivals in Bucharest" (according to the Barometer of Cultural Consumption in 2014, launched by the National Institute for Cultural Research and Training). The Festival is considered also one of the most important event of early music in Southeastern Europe which joined, in 2015, the prestigious European Early Music Network (REMA).
Important artist of the early music scene in Europe are invited in the current edition: European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), Baroque Orchestra "Il Gardellino" (Belgium), Marcel Ponseele (Baroque oboe), Jan de Winne (flute traversier), Xavier Diaz Latorre (lute), Andrew Lawrence-King (historical harps), The historic dance ensemble “Passeggio” (Cluj), Codex early music ensemble (Sfântul Gheorghe), Romanian early music band “Trei Parale” (Bucharest).
The festival is dedicated to the European early music: from Medieval to Renaissance, Baroque and Byzantine. Concerts in the Festival combine music, with the theater and the image, engaging the public in a series of cultural stories inspired by ancient times.
Concert included in the program of the Festival propose an authentic music, performed exclusively with historical instruments or their modern replicas. Artists invited are specialized in the historically documented performances of the early music.
Since 2006, the festival brought together more than 150 artists from 14 countries, which performed about 50 concerts, held master classes, conferences and presentations of historical instruments.