Top 10 Performance Tour Destinations

February 19, 2013 Sabrina Nikolov

Perform abroad and enjoy the thrill of a lifetime!  Here are some top performance tour destinations & why they're so popular.

10. Costa RicaMore Info | See Venues

While perhaps not the first place you think of when you think of a performance tour destination, Costa Rica is a fabulous place with an interesting variety of venues, from the National Theater to the INBioparque.  Another added bonus: this beautiful tropical country is much less expensive than European destinations.


9. ChinaMore Info | See Venues

If you’re looking for enthusiastic audiences, China is the place to be!  Plus, climbing the Great Wall and seeing the Terra Cotta Warriors are experiences you’ll never forget!


8. GermanyMore Info | See Venues

Home of Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, and Handel…what more can you ask for?  Incredible venues and a wealth of music history bring ensembles here time after time.


7. PeruMore Info | See Venues

Not the most conventional destination, but for groups looking to do service work and bring music to more remote communities, this is the place to go.  Not to mention: Macchu Picchu is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!


6. ArgentinaMore Info | See Venues

Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of South America” for its sophistication and remarkable beauty.  In addition, the opportunity to perform with the Argentine “El Sistema” is an opportunity of a lifetime for young musicians.


5. FranceMore Info | See Venues

What ensemble wouldn’t want the opportunity to perform at the famous Notre Dame or at the American Cemetery in Normandy?  Not to mention France’s incredible history and fabulous cuisine!


4. SpainMore Info | See Venues

Music and dance are a huge part of Spain’s culture and heritage.  Moreover, Spain offers some fabulous venue opportunities and festivalsOlé!


3. Czech RepublicMore Info | See Venues

Prague is becoming an even more popular destination recently for many of the more obvious reasons, including its rich music history and beautifully preserved city center. However, the Czech Republic is also drawing in an increasing amount of visitors for its great music festivals, such as the Litomyšl Festival.


2. AustriaMore Info | See Venues

With Vienna being the music capital of Europe and Salzburg the home of Mozart, what musician wouldn’t want the opportunity to travel to this beautiful country?


1. ItalyMore Info | See Venues

It’s tough to compare to the deep musical heritage, incredible Roman ruins, the plethora of performance venues, beautiful cities & countryside and delicious food.  This is why Italy is always a hit with touring ensembles!

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About the Author

Sabrina Nikolov

Sabrina was classically trained on the piano when she started taking lessons at the age of 8. She pursued her musical talent further and performed in college. Sabrina still considers playing the piano one of her greatest passions, although she’ll admit it's more of a hobby at the moment. In addition to the piano, Sabrina started singing at a young age and she was a member of the Chorale during her university years. With her college choir, she proudly performed in Italy.

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