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From Mercury Prize-winning artists and conceptual songwriters to fearless conductors, superstar classical music soloists and the world’s leading international orchestras, the 2017 International Festival’s contemporary and classical music programmes once again bring some of the world’s most exciting musicians to Edinburgh for three weeks of exhilarating music-making.

 
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Seong-Jin Cho

Winner of the 2015 International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition makes his International Festival debut with a scintillating programme of Chopin’s...
11 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 
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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Visionary British pianist Paul Lewis joined the orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner for Grieg’s Piano Concerto, one of the classical...
12 August
7.45pm
Usher Hall
 

Gringolts Quartet

Led by international violin soloist Ilya Gringolts, the quartet plays Brahms, Haydn and Widmann.
12 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 
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Reflections on Syria

Six years into a complex conflict, artists from Syria present their stories and memories through film and music, taking us...
13 August
3.00pm
The Studio
 
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Peter Grimes

A concert performance of Benjamin Britten’s defining British opera of the 20th century examines gossip, rumour and mob rule in...
13 August
6.00pm
Usher Hall
 
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Come & Sing International

A unique opportunity to experience an afternoon of singing under the baton of inspirational and award-winning Chorus Master Christopher Bell.
13 August
1.00pm
The Lyceum
 

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