Estoril Festival

The Estoril Music Festival was created in 1975 within the Estoril International Music Summer Courses, founded in 1962. 
As an essential complement to the courses; the Festival has favoured the presence of artists, who from their activities or teaching experience, serve as a reference to all that attend the access to the Festival; therefore acting as a strong incentive to younger ones. 
On the other hand, the present criteria adopted on programming, not diverging from what was established since the Festival’s foundation; has tried through a wide thematic variety, to enrich the Portuguese cultural life, with particular emphasis on young students. Following this schedule, it provides a range of fields including performances of chamber, symphonic, choral music; as well as traditional, jazz and dance; ancient music and solo recitals, combining artists and ensembles of worldwide reputation; well- established or beginning a career. 

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