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A Fanfare for the Festival city

Today we launched Fanfare, a free community event tha

Festival Soundbites returns for 2015: Discover the music & stories behind the concerts

This week the Edinburgh International Festival celebrates its digital media partnership with Sin

Scotsman Classical Music Critic Ken Walton on the international orchestras at Festival 2015

What does an international orchestra bring to an international festival?

Writer & editor David Kettle about Komische Oper’s The Magic Flute

Giant bone spiders, Buster Keaton, lifts to the underworld, Nosferatu, flappers, wolves – if you

H.M.S. Pinafore: Tim Brooke-Taylor announced as narrator

The International Festival is delighted to announce Tim Brooke-Taylor as the na

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition winners announced

Connor Taylor, aged 8 from Newbridge, Josh McKay, aged 9 from

59 Productions win at the 2015 Tony Awards

59 Productions, who will be joining us

Festival Portraits video series launches

There really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists

Are you 5 to 12 years old? Are you a budding artist?

If you are aged 5 to 12 years old (or know someone who is), you have the chance to see your desi

First Ambassador for International Festival’s Young Musicians

The Festival has announced Colin Currie as the first ambassador for its Young Musician

Festival 2015 is launched

Today Fergus Linehan, unveiled the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival  his first prog

In the beginning

It all started with a letter – and with sky-high ambitions.

A singer's perspective: David Arulanantham

Name David Arulanantham

Year joined 1971

A singer's perspective: María Liendo Zaccara

Name María Liendo Zaccara

Year joined 2014

Rudolf Buchbinder | Interview

Beethoven’s piano sonatas are a life story in music.

Esa-Pekka Salonen | Interview

"Berlioz falls outside all categories.