Echternach Music Festival

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The Echternach Basilica

The Echternach Music Festival is an international event which has been held in May and June every year since 1975 at Echternach in the east of Luxembourg. In addition to classical music, modern compositions are performed in the 18th century basilica of St Willibrord and in the church of St Peter and Paul. Since 2008, there has also been a jazz festival held in September and October. Over the years, renowned international artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, Gidon Kremer, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Maurice André, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin or Jordi Savall have played alongside young talent from Luxembourg and abroad.[1] Musically speaking the Festival ranges from medieval and classic music to jazz and world music.[2]

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  1. ^ "International Music Festival Echternach", Luxembourg Tourist Office, London. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  2. ^ "History of the Festival International Echternach", Festival International Echternach. Retrieved 4 January 2010.