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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

Eurovision Young Musicians 2018: The Semi-finals

18 of the most exciting young performers from across Europe compete for one of the world’s most prized titles: Eurovision Young Musicians 2018.

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Be dazzled by the breathtaking pyrotechnics. Be transported by the joyful music. All against the backdrop of one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. 

Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich

Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen

Two acclaimed pianists come together to perform contrasting, epic works by Brahms and Messiaen.

Hebrides Ensemble

Bernstein & Copland

The well-loved Scottish ensemble celebrate Bernstein’s centenary year with two of his compositions, punctuated by music by Copland in this all-American recital.

James Ehnes & Steven Osborne

Play Brahms, Ravel, Debussy & Prokofiev

Two of today’s most respected soloists perform a sumptuous recital of Brahms, Ravel, Debussy & Prokofiev.

Siegfried

Hallé / Sir Mark Elder

A star-studded cast provide the third instalment of Wagner’s monumental Ring Cycle in this concert performance. 

Pavel Haas Quartet

Plays Schubert, Ravel & Shostakovich

One of the world’s most exciting string quartets perform two landmark works in the repertoire – Schubert’s ‘Rosamunde’ and Ravel’s String Quartet.

Dorothea Röschmann & Roger Vignoles

Schubert, Schumann & Wolf

The celebrated German soprano returns to the International Festival with a rich moving collection of Romantic songs.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Plays Chopin, Debussy & Messiaen

The International Festival’s 2018 artist in residence performs an intimate recital of virtuosic and mystical piano from Chopin, Scriabin, Debussy, Obouhow and Messiaen.

Christian Blackshaw & Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet

Renowned British pianist is joined by four principal players from the Berliner Philharmoniker to perform Schubert and Mozart.

Eivind Ringstad & David Meier

Schubert, Schumann & Franck

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, the Norwegian violist makes his International Festival debut with a fiendishly virtuosic recital that showcases the viola’s lyricism.

Robert Levin

Sonatas by Mozart

The early keyboard pioneer returns to the International Festival with an all-Mozart affair – contrasting some well-loved sonatas with lesser known works.

Catriona Morison & Simon Lepper

Cardiff Singer of the World winner in recital

Edinburgh-born singer is joined by the brilliant pianist to perform a programme of Brahms, Schumann and Mahler lieder.

Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexander Melnikov

Play Beethoven, Chopin & Rachmaninov

An internationally respected and well-established musical partnership, the French cellist and Russian pianist tackle the late sonatas of Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov.

Colburn Orchestra

Conducted by Stéphane Denève

This remarkable American youth ensemble perform music by Salonen and Rachmaninov. They are joined by violinist Simone Porter for Barber’s Violin Concerto.

Ronald Brautigam

Plays Chopin & Mendelssohn

One of the most exciting historical keyboard players in the world right now performs Mendelssohn and Chopin as it would have sounded in the 19th century. 

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

Debussy’s La mer

Paul Daniel conducts works by French and Scottish composers, ending in Debussy’s transcendent La mer.

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin 2

In the second of two complementary concerts, the internationally-renowned string quartet and pianist further explore the sounds of central Europe, with more music from Mozart, Dvořák and Dohnányi.

National Youth Orchestra of Canada

Plays Copland & Vaughan Williams

Jonathan Darlington conducts Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring and Vaughan Williams’ Third Symphony, along with a new work from Canadian composer John Estacio.

The Orchestra of the Americas

Gabriela Montero plays Tchaikovsky

Conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto, the youth orchestra are joined by world-renowned Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero for Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom © Neil Hanna

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert