Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch.
blog

Celebrating Sir James MacMillan at 60

This year the International Festival celebrate the compelling music and many achievements of Sir James MacMillan as he turns 60. We spoke to the Scottish composer about this year's celebrations and how music is more important now than ever...

blog

The International Festival 2018 in videos

Relive the International Festival 2018 with these snapshots captured throughout August.

blog

Looking back at the Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside

Let's revisit some of the highlights the series of concerts at Leith Theatre celebrating Scotland's contemporary music

blog

Looking back on The GRIT Orchestra performing Martyn Bennett's Bothy Culture

A round-up of The GRIT Orchestra's monumental performance of Martyn Bennett's Bothy Culture at the International Festival.

blog

Get to know ... the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

​Big bangs, Bernstein, and bubbly - what you can expect from the International Festival's closing fireworks concert.

blog

How a techno piper reinvented Scotland's Bothy Culture

Meet Scotland's ultimate folk revival album, its new orchestral sound, and the man who started it all, Martyn Bennett.

blog

Five reasons to be enchanted by La Cenerentola

​We thought the fairy godmother's makeover of Cinderella was impressive...

blog

Lau-Land at the International Festival

​A taste of what to expect at a special International Festival Lau-Land curated by Scottish band Lau.

blog

Katie Mitchell on La Maladie de la mort

Katie Mitchell talks about the creative process behind this radical reworking of Marguerite Duras's 1982 psychological thriller.

blog

Robert Carsen on The Beggar's Opera

Robert Carsen talks about why The Beggar's Opera could be considered the first musical ever written, and about a curious dilemma it poses to the spectator.

blog

Peter Brook on The Prisoner

Peter Brook talks about the real life story that inspired his new work The Prisoner, co-written and co-directed by him and his long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne.

blog

International Festival Portraits | Mitsuko Uchida

One of the most revered pianists Mitsuko Uchida talks about living for music and the unpredictability of performing on stage.