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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

Power, Gender and The Arts

An afternoon of debate, discussion and performance exploring the history and the reality of power in the arts.

10 August 2018

Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis

A workshop presentation of a contemporary reworking of Sir David Lindsay's play.

7 August 2018

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.

23 August 2018

The Beggar's Opera

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord / William Christie / Robert Carsen / Ian Burton

John Gay’s 18th-century opera is brought into the modern day in this brand new production by two commanding figures of the international stage.

16-19 August 2018

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.

25 August 2018

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.

24 August 2018

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.

23 August 2018

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.

22 August 2018

Dorothea Röschmann & Roger Vignoles

Schubert, Schumann & Wolf

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

21 August 2018

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.

20 August 2018

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.

18 August 2018

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.

17 August 2018

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.

16 August 2018

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.

15 August 2018

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.

14 August 2018

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. 

13 August 2018

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.

11 August 2018

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.

10 August 2018

Ilker Arcayürek & Simon Lepper

Songs by Schubert & Wolf

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

9 August 2018

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.

8 August 2018

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