The 49th Istanbul Music Festival
Duration 3 week(s)
The 49th Istanbul Music Festival concerts will be held in the most splendid outdoor venues of Istanbul from 18 August to 16 September 2021. With its theme, repertoire and side events, this year’s festival will respond to the question “Is another world possible?” in the language of music.
Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the 49th Istanbul Music Festival will for the first time in its history hold all the concerts in its programme in outdoor venues. Over the course of one month and in 14 different locations, the festival will host over 30 soloists, ensembles and orchestras from Turkey and abroad.
In 21 concerts organised in the scope of the festival, ensembles such as Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Accademia Bizantina, Festival Orchestra, Modigliani and casalQuartet along with numerous stars including Fazıl Say, İdil Biret, Khatia Buniatishvili, Anna Vinnitskaya, Alexander Rudin, Hande Küden, Paul Meyer, Simon Ghraichy, Martynas Levickis and Ufuk-Bahar Dördüncü will meet the music lovers of Istanbul.