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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.

The Barber of Seville

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Jérémie Rhorer / Laurent Pelly

A new production of Gioachino Rossini's comic opera that brings a refreshing immediacy to this irresistible masterpiece. 

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.

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin 1

The world-renowned Takács Quartet and powerful Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin perform two complementary concerts of Mozart, Dvořák and Dohnányi.

NYO-USA Jazz

Carnegie Hall's National Youth Jazz Orchestra

A varied programme that celebrates the big band sound – from Basie and Ellington to hip-hop and R&B.

National Youth Choir of Scotland

Sings Vaughan Williams, Whitacre and Tippett

Christopher Bell directs the National Youth Choir of Scotland in four works that showcase the virtuosity of these young singers.

Ilker Arcayürek & Simon Lepper

Songs by Schubert & Wolf

Winner of 2016’s International Lieder Competition in Stuttgart, Turkish tenor makes his International Festival debut.

Mahler's Eighth Symphony

The epic ‘Symphony of a Thousand’

Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra join with the NYCoS Girls Choir and Edinburgh Festival Chorus to perform Mahler’s immense masterpiece.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 2

A Bernstein celebration

Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are joined by Nicola Benedetti to celebrate Leonard Bernstein on the centenary of his birth.

Viktoria Mullova & Katia Labèque

Play Schumann, Ravel & Prokofiev

A  wonderfully eclectic recital of Schumann, Prokofiev, Takemitsu, Pärt and Ravel from the Russian violinist and the French pianist.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 1

Thibaudet performs Gershwin

Celebrated conductor Marin Alsop directs a programme of Stravinsky, Schumann and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto.

Piotr Anderszewski

Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations

The celebrated Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski performs one of the greatest works of the piano repertoire.

Eurovision Young Musicians 2018: Competition Final

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The finalists of one of the world’s most prized competition titles - Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 - perform with BBC SSO.

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event Five Telegrams

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams

Leith Theatre Copy 1

Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside