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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

Venera Gimadieva & Pavel Nebolsin

Powerful Russian song

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

Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis & Dénes Várjon

Chamber music by Schumann, Brahms & Mendelssohn

Three of today’s most admired musicians bring the 2017 Queen’s Hall concerts to a touchingly Romantic close with chamber music by Schumann, Brahms and Mendelssohn.

The Edinburgh Musical Society

Ensemble Marsyas / Peter Wheelan / Emilie Renard

Vibrant Scottish early music group Ensemble Marsyas under director Peter Whelan recreates an Edinburgh concert from the late 18th century.

Schubertiade

Julian Prégardien / Georges Barthel / Philippe Pierlot / Xavier Diaz-Latorre

German tenor Julian Prégardien presents a new collage of musical and literary fragments associated with Franz Schubert.

Mahan Esfahani

Music by d’Anglebert, JS Bach and WF Bach

Iranian-American harpsichordist performs music by d’Anglebert, JS Bach and WF Bach, on the Hall’s exquisite 1769 double-manual Taskin harpsichord.

Fortepiano Trios

Kristian Bezuidenhout/ Shunske Sato / Jonathan Cohen

Inspirational fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout is joined by violinist Shunske Sato and cellist Jonathan Cohen for music by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.

Mozart Arranged

Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque

Violinist Rachel Podger, and her own ensemble Brecon Baroque, perform two poignant masterpieces by Mozart.

Letters Live

Letters Live

The joy and the pain, the wisdom and the humour preserved by the humble letter – expertly brought to life by some of the most acclaimed performers from around the world.

Staffa

In film and music

A work for full orchestra and large screens depicting three simultaneous visions of the uninhabited Hebridean island of Staffa created by filmmaker Gerry Fox and composer Ned Bigham.

Vuelos Family Workshop

For children aged 5 to 8

Inspired by the show, the wonderful company Aracaladanza runs two family workshops for children aged 5 to 8, and their grown-ups.

Alfred Brendel

My Musical Life

The focus of this lecture is on musical matters, on Brendel's development as a pianist and writer, and on his place within a changing musical world.

Come & Sing International

Sing with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

A unique opportunity to experience an afternoon of singing under the baton of inspirational and award-winning Chorus Master Christopher Bell.

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

A platform for the flowering of the human spirit

This epic, outdoor, public artwork, brought together spectacular animation, lighting and music on Fri 4 and Sat 5 August 2017 to celebrate the joyful transformation of the city over the past 70 years.

Paul Auster at 70

Presented by Edinburgh International Book Festival

Author Paul Auster discusses his life and work at the keynote event at the Edinburgh International Festival, in partnership with Edinburgh International Book Festival.

MINEFIELD

Lola Arias

Six Argentine and British veterans from both sides of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas conflict come together for this remarkable show exploring the treacherous minefield of their memories.

Voicelessness

Azade Shahmiri

A delicate story of determination and hope, told through mingled voices, viewpoints and times, powerfully poignant in its simplicity. It is created by exciting new Iranian director, writer and performer Azade Shahmiri.

Bad Roads

Natal’ya Vorozhbit / Sasha Dugdale / Vicky Featherstone

A harrowing and bitterly funny new play about Ukraine at war – seen through the eyes of the women fighting, reporting and enduring the conflict.

Ghalia's Miles

Maya Zbib / Katharine Halls / Lucy Morrison

Fleeing Lebanon in the hope of building a new life in Europe, Ghalia makes an extraordinary journey through the Middle East.

Speech (Discurso)

Guillermo Calderón / William Gregory / Kika Markham

Guillermo Calderón returns to the subject of Chilean president Michelle Bachelet in a new version of this extraordinary monologue.

Drainage Alley

Laura Liz Gil Echenique / William Gregory / John Tiffany

This story of a quiet alleyway in Havana explores Cuba poised on the cusp of opening up to the world.

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom © Neil Hanna

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert © Dave Stewart

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert