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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.

A celebration of Sir Jonathan Mills

This week we bid farewell to our current Festival Director Sir Jonathan Mills as his eig

Final Festival Finale

The 2014 Edinburgh International Festival came to a close with the Virgin Money Fireworks Con

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert - Top Tips

Whether it's your first time at the fireworks or you've been coming for years, have a read of our top tips to help you have an enjoyable experience.

2014 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert infographic

Find out more about what makes the magic of the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert happen in this infographic.

Create your own Virgin Money Fireworks Concert!

Download our brand new app and create your own fireworks concert to the tune of the 1812 Overture.