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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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La Damnation de Faust

Dancing skeletons, drunken rats and a wild, reckless ride to damnation: just some of the unforgettable evocations in Berlioz’s visionary...
20 August
7.00pm
Usher Hall
 
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La Damnation de Faust

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Joshua Bell & Dénes Várjon

The celebrated US violinist is joined by exceptional Hungarian pianist for the recital of work by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Grieg.
21 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 

Mitsuko Uchida in recital

One of the most inspirational, perceptive pianists performing today plays Mozart, Schumann and Widmann.
21 August
8.00pm
Usher Hall
 

Fortepiano Trios

Inspirational fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout is joined by violinist Shunske Sato and cellist Jonathan Cohen for music by Mozart, Haydn and...
22 August
5.45pm
St Cecilia's Hall
 
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Fortepiano Trios

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Iestyn Davies sings Bach 1

One of today’s true vocal stars comes together with The Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr for a concert...
22 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 

Room 29

In this brand new collaboration, Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales gave voice to the ghosts of Room 29 at the...
22 - 24 August
8.00pm
King's Theatre
 
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Room 29

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