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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

Verdi's Requiem

Italian choral blockbuster

Gianandrea Noseda and Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Regio Torino presented the Italian choral blockbuster of staggering power, bringing all the drama of the opera house to the concert hall.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Bernstein, Copland & Brahms

Two muscular celebrations of America launch a powerful programme featuring works of Bernstein, Copland and Brahms.

Mariinsky & RSNO

Two great orchestras come together

Only at the International Festival could you experience two of the world’s finest orchestras in a single concert.

Filarmonica della Scala 1

Riccardo Chailly directs vivid Italian musicality

Riccardo Chailly and the orchestra of Milan’s world-renowned opera house La Scala look to Eastern Europe and beyond for the first of two concerts.

Filarmonica della Scala 2

Riccardo Chailly directs vivid Italian musicality

The sumptuous splendours and vivid colours of Italian music bring the two-concert residency to a dazzling close, under vibrant Music Director Riccardo Chailly.

Dunedin Consort

A new Monteverdi discovery

One of the most respected early music groups brings the modern-day premiere of a recently rediscovered work by Claudio Monteverdi and Heinrich Schütz.

Christian Tetzlaff & Leif Ove Andsnes

Play Mozart, Sibelius & Shostakovich

Two of today’s most accomplished soloists present a typically wide-ranging, distinctively individual recital of works by Mozart, Sibelius and Shostakovich

Apollon Musagète Quartet

Electrifying Polish quartet

Electrifying Polish quartet present a recital of works by Puccini, Mozart and Grieg, conveying their lively, fresh, energetic style.

Mikhail Pletnev

Great Russian pianist in recital

A rare chance to experience an intimate piano recital from a great Russian virtuoso pianist, compelling pianist and respected musical thinker.

Karen Cargill & Simon Lepper

Intimate French song

Much-loved Scottish mezzo soprano and her regular recital partner explore sophisticated French song through the ages.

Seong-Jin Cho

Scintillating passion, drama and serenity

Winner of the 2015 International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition makes his International Festival debut with a scintillating programme of Chopin’s Ballades and Beethoven’s sonatas.

Gringolts Quartet

Plays Brahms, Haydn & Widmann

Led by international violin soloist Ilya Gringolts, the quartet plays Brahms, Haydn and Widmann.

René Pape & Camillo Radicke

Songs by Beethoven, Dvořák & Musorgsky

One of the world’s leading basses and his regular pianist collaborator present a recital of songs by Beethoven, Dvořák and Musorgsky.

François Leleux & Eric Le Sage

Charismatic oboist in recital

Charismatic oboist combining a distinctively dramatic sound with a sparkling, sly wit is joined by his music collaborator famed for the spontaneity and freshness of his pianism.

Benjamin Appl & Pavel Kolesnikov

Songs by Schubert, Schumann & Grieg

Young German baritone famed for his seductive expressiveness is joined by the remarkable Siberian-born pianist for a recital of Lieder and songs by Schubert, Schumann and Grieg.

I Fagiolini

Monteverdi’s other Vespers

One of Britain’s true choral treasures expands to take in a specially assembled period instrument ensemble for a spectacular unveiling of Monteverdi’s ‘other’ Vespers.

Joshua Bell & Dénes Várjon

Play Mendelssohn, Brahms & Grieg

The celebrated US violinist is joined by exceptional Hungarian pianist for the recital of work by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Grieg.

Iestyn Davies sings Bach 1

With the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr

One of today’s true vocal stars comes together with The Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr for a concert celebrating the cantatas for solo countertenor by Bach.

Iestyn Davies sings Bach 2

With the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr

One of today’s true vocal stars comes together with The Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr for a concert celebrating the cantatas for solo countertenor by Bach.

Venera Gimadieva & Pavel Nebolsin

Powerful Russian song

Young lyric soprano presents a powerful Russian song recital featuring works of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom © Neil Hanna

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert © Dave Stewart

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert