The direct airport shuttle is not a regular service, it needs to be booked in advance! Due to the high number of participants arriving on the same day you shall reserve your seat well in advance. We recommend to use the service of our partner Travel4You.
For more information regarding how to get to Pécs, click here: http://ecpecs2015.hu/en/how-to-get-to-pecs
If you booked accommodation in student dormitory, don’t forget to bring a towel with you. Bed linen will be provided.
Comfortable shoes – the city centre of Pécs has cobble stones in many squares, therefore we strongly recommend to bring comfortable, preferably low-hill shoes. Ladies, reserve your high heels only to the Kodály Centre!
Our website is responsive, so it has a user friendly adaptation for smart phones and tablets. As we will provide wifi connection in most of the festival venues (yes, even in big squares!), we encourage you to bring your smart gadgets and get the latest info online!
Please make sure you have a health insurance!
Once you arrive to Pécs, you shall first make the check-in to receive your festival badge, bag, the Festival Guide and Songbook and all other materials. If you booked accommodation through the festival, you will receive your “accommodation voucher” here as well which you will need to show in the distributed accommodation.
Check-in on 24th July will take place in the Tudásközpont Knowledge Centre between 10:00 and 20:00. address: 7622 Pécs, Universitas u. 2/A.
For late arrivals please go to register in the Festival Office in Rákóczi street 11.
We have published the festival programmes on our website! EUROPA CANTAT XIX Pécs will offer more, than 130 concerts between 24th July and 2nd August.
Most of the concerts are with free entrance, but some need registration due to seat limitation. Only the concerts organized in the Kodály Centre have an entrance fee.
Concert ticket booking and sale is open, for more information regarding concert registration and ticket booking click here!
We have uploaded the festival map on our website in the „Festival venues” menu.
You can check or even download this map in advance, but you will receive it in your Festival Guide in A3 format.
In this same menu point you can find all the festival venues with Google Map and Streat View link.
That thanks to our agreement with the local bus company we will provide morning buses and late evening buses to reach the accommodations outside the city centre. These bus lines can be used with a valid bus ticket or bus pass. You will be able to buy a bus pass during Check-in and in two of our Info Points. A bus pass valid for the whole festival will cost 10€. Or you can also get the Hung(a)ry for Pécs touristic package for 19€, which includes the bus pass and entrance to the TOP10 attractions of the city. The bus schedule is written on the festival map and in the Festival Guide as well.
There will be three Info points during the festival:
Széchenyi square (Main Info point: Info Point / EC Shop)
Széchenyi square Pécs 7621
Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:00
Services: information on the festival and programmes, concert registration, ticket sales, concert modification, sale of meal tickets, Hung(a)ry for Pécs touristic package, bus tickets, registration and ticket sale to one-day programmes (Discovery ateliers and Conductors’ and Composers’ Programme) , EC Shop, Lost & Found, registration for touristic programmes, sale of printed festival photos.
Dóm square (Info Point / EC Shop)
Opening hours: 12:30 - 22:00
Services: information on the festival and programmes, EC Shop.
Zsolnay Cultural Quarter – Visitor Centre (Info Point)
37 Zsolnay Vilmos str. Pécs 7630
Opening hours: from 25th July 08:30-18:00
Services: information on the festival and programmes, concert registration, ticket sales, concert modification, sale of meal tickets, Hung(a)ry for Pécs touristic package, bus tickets, registration and ticket sale to one-day programmes (Discovery ateliers and Conductors’ and Composers’ Programme)
With all other matters (music-, protocol-, communication-, finance issues) you will need to visit the main Festival Office on 11, Rákóczi Street between 08:00-20:00.
Please check once again the atelier we selected for you (in the case of choirs you need to check your members individually) based on your preferences. To do this:
Please sign in to your online registration form
Click on “Summary” from the menu
In case of a choir, click on “Show” for each choir member
Scroll down to “Your assigned atelier(s)” (just above LENGTH OF YOUR STAY).
Please check our website for everything you need to now for your atelier(s):http://ecpecs2015.hu/en/
The easiest way to find your atelier is to type the atelier number (e.g. B24) in the “Find” field (top right corner).For all ateliers you will find an ATELIER SCHEDULE (please click on the text and then you can even download and save or print the sheet).For some you will find:earlier messages from your conductor that we sent you by emaildress code for the atelier final concertextra information on music scoressound files from your conductor to help you prepare.
We would like to remind you that you are responsible for buying the original scores for the atelier – the festival does not provide you with the sheets. ATTENTION! In the case of copyright material, it is legally forbidden to use photocopied music during the ateliers of the festival. We ask all participants to get hold of original copies before the start of the atelier. You will find the final repertoire also on the atelier’s page.
Do not panic if you have not ordered the scores yet: the scores that are available through the website of Editio Musica Budapest (http://www.kotta.info/campaign/EC2015) will also be available for purchase at the festival.Scores that had to be ordered from smaller publishers or the composers themselves (indicated on the above EMB link) however will NOT be available for local purchase at Pécs. If you have trouble with these scores, because you did not order them in time, please turn to the Music Office for help.