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Close Encounters

The Herald Theatre Critic Neil Cooper looks at Complicite’s new show, The Encounter.

A Fanfare for the Festival city

Today we launched Fanfare, a free community event that will tap into one of the most enduring symbols of Scotland – the beloved brass band.

Festival Soundbites returns for 2015

Festival Soundbites: Discover the music & stories behind the concerts at Edinburgh International Festival

International orchestras at Festival 2015

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

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

Writer David Kettle about Komische Oper’s The Magic Flute at Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

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

Tim Brooke-Taylor announced as narrator for H.M.S. Pinafore at Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

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 celebrate win at the Tony Awards.

Festival Portraits video series launches

New video portraits explore the artist's experience from 5 Festival artists.

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

Win the chance to see your design on posters for the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

First Ambassador for International Festival’s Young Musicians

Percussionist Colin Currie announced as First Ambassador for the Young Musicians Passport.

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.