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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.

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International Festival Portraits | Joshua Bell

Superstar US violinist Joshua Bell talks about first discovering music, the emotive experience of live performance and why music means so much to him.

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International Festival Portraits | Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar, global musical star and sitar virtuoso, talks about the electricity of being on stage and the power of music to help us connect to each other.

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International Festival Portraits | Alan Ayckbourn

Celebrated playwright and storyteller Alan Ayckbourn talks about the excitement, emotion and thought-provoking live experience of theatre.

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International Festival Portraits | Zinnie Harris

Award-winning playwright Zinnie Harris talks about writing and forming stories, the importance of challenging something within the soul, and why that has always been a part of being human.

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International Festival Portraits | Martin Creed

Artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed reflects on his job as an artist, trying to be true and making other people’s lives better.

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Weekly playlist #07

Dive into PJ Harvey's catalogue ahead of her two International Festival concerts.

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Get to know Bryn Terfel

Get to know Bryn Terfel ahead of his two appearances at the 2017 International Festival.

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Weekly playlist #06

In the week marking the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth, our playlist features a selection of his works.

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International Festival launches cultural leaders Mentor Programme

In celebration of the International Festival’s 70th anniversary, we are delighted to launch a new professional development initiative for emerging cultural leaders.

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The 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi's birth

Our 2017’s music programme features Monteverdi’s three surviving operas, the ‘other’ Vespers and a modern-day premiere of his rediscovered work.

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Weekly playlist #05

Discover the 2017 International Festival opera programme in our new weekly playlist.

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