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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.

Nicola Benedetti | Interview

"The Glazunov Concerto was one of the earliest conc

Mitsuko Uchida | Interview

"Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations are very special – one of the greatest piano pieces ever writte

Iván Fischer | Interview

“Mozart’s ‘Prague’ Symphony is extremely rich in expression, and I hear many operatic characters

Diana Damrau | Interview

"My love of opera started with Verdi especially ‘La Traviata’.

Festival 2015 Concerts and Recitals Announced

Today Festival Director, Fergus Line

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert confirmed for Mon 31 August

The Edinburgh International Festival, the Scottish

An update on Concerts and Recitals booking

A letter from Fergus Linehan

Behind the scenes - Festival Photographer exhibition opens

Tomorrow (Tuesday 2 December) sees the opening of Behind the Scenes, an exhibition of p

Key dates for 2015

We’re always thinking ahead to the next August and to the next Edinburgh International Festival.