Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

The programme features Vocalise, Piano Concerto No 4 in G (soloist Adam Davies) and Symphony No 2 in E minor. 

Three Broads and a Piano

Three Broads and a Piano

A light-hearted afternoon of trios, duets and solos from opera and musical theatre, encompassing Mozart to Sondheim. 

Mendelssohn in Scotland

Mendelssohn in Scotland

Felix Mendelssohn came to Scotland in 1829, drawn by myth and history, the works of Walter Scott, and our country’s natural beauty. 

Guitar Echoes

Guitar Echoes

Luca Villani returns to play three masterworks for guitar: the virtuoso Bach Suite BWV 1006, the epic Sonata Romantica by Ponce, and the magnificent Cantos de España by Albeniz, i… 

Debussy at Six

Debussy at Six

In 1880, Debussy was piano teacher and accompanist to the children of Nadezhda von Meck, a wealthy patroness. 

Ophelia/Hamlet

Ophelia/Hamlet

FTLO Theater Troupe Presents Ophelia/Hamlet; seeking to offer one specific interpretation of William Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Hamlet – that their arcs are twinned and their depr… 

The Music of Trees

The Music of Trees

Guitarist Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award and since then he has been writing music inspired by trees. 

Schubert's Winterreise with Brian Bannatyne-Scott

Schubert's Winterreise with Brian Bannatyne-Scott

Schubert’s masterpiece song cycle Winterreise (A Winter Journey) performed by Scotland’s foremost operatic bass accompanied by legendary Scottish pianist, Walter Blair. 

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Edinburgh’s very own St Andrew Camerata return after two five-star sell-out performances in 2019 with their ever-popular atmospheric, late-night, candlelit performances of Gabriel … 

Beethoven-2-Boogie! Amy Abler and Daniel Smith in Concert

Beethoven-2-Boogie! Amy Abler and Daniel Smith in Concert

What would happen if Ludwig van Beethoven met Albert Ammons!? They might play classical and boogie-woogie piano for each other, exchange anecdotes and musical facts, or perhaps eve… 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing concert of music from one of the kings of jazz and his contemporaries. 

Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

ROSL’s exceptional prizewinning classical musicians bring Paris to Edinburgh, performing the music of one of France’s finest composers and his contemporaries. 

The Princesse de Polignac, Patron of the Arts

The Princesse de Polignac, Patron of the Arts

A cornucopia of music and the extraordinary life story of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac, heir to the vast Singer sewing machine fortune. 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience the romantic passion of the music of Rachmaninov. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passionate music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by ROSL’s exceptionally talented prizewinning musicians. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Johannes Brahms; perfect for a reflective afternoon. 

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

‘Now I am ready to tell how bodies are changed into different bodies’. 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

A favourite of the ROSL Recital Series, Bach for Breakfast features the world’s finest young classical musicians performing some of the greatest works in the repertoire. 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch concert of the romantic and passionate music of Chopin and his contemporaries, performed by the finest international classical talent from ROSL’s renowned Annual Mus… 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart’s wide variety of music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by ROSL’s exceptional prizewinning classical musicians. 

La Serva Padrona

La Serva Padrona

Opera is dying! Can David bring it back to life with his one-man production of La Serva Padrona? Comedy, cocoa and questions of consent collide in this new English version of Pergo… 

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë’s tale of a young woman’s courageous fight through injustice and hardship was a revolution in literary fiction. 

Velvet Determination

Velvet Determination

Velvet Determination – a musical journey about wrong notes, hard knocks and the keys to success. 

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Kids!

What’s it like to play the flute while hanging upside down? How loud is the trombone? Jazz accordion?!? Music, theatre, and dance collide in this madcap variety show, and YOU cho… 

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

Fruit Flies Like a Banana

3 performers. 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado Nothing

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado Nothing

They have toured the world, won multiple awards, broken onto London’s West End, survived nine consecutive Edinburgh Fringes and once received a zero-star review in The Times! They … 

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

A Night at the Musicals With Thomas Cameron

Thomas Cameron is a Classic Brit Award-nominated tenor, whose vibrant voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities. 

Alasdair in Concert

Alasdair in Concert

Alasdair Cameron ‘the Master’ (EdinburghGuide. 

Cantica Alba – Nature's Glory

Cantica Alba – Nature's Glory

Edinburgh-based vocal ensemble Cantica Alba, directed by Michael Harris, present Nature’s Glory, a programme of madrigals and partsongs, exploring the world of nature in music, inc… 

Chamberlain and Haywood

Chamberlain and Haywood

Performing their unique take on world music, Paul (accordion) and Michael (saxophone, violin, whistle and clarinet) return to the Fringe with another thrilling, virtuosic musical j… 

Scottish Music Old and New

Scottish Music Old and New

The Whistlebinkies’ rich blending of the tones and rhythms of fiddles, flute, concertina, lowland pipes, Scottish small-pipes, double bass and percussion has captivated audiences a… 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – If It Chance

Sounds of St Cecilia's – If It Chance

The Scottish guitarist/composer Gordon Ferries returns to St Cecilia’s with tenor Stuart Mitchell, performing Ferries’ new songs from A Shropshire Lad and from poems by Byron and S… 

Bach to Benny Goodman

Bach to Benny Goodman

The Scottish Clarinet Quartet return to the Edinburgh Fringe to present the much-loved music of JS Bach, reimagined for multiple clarinets and infused with swing jazz, funk and imp… 

Cadenza at the 2019 Fringe

Cadenza at the 2019 Fringe

Puccini’s beautiful Messa di Gloria, Haydn’s joyous Te Deum and energetic Insanae et Vanae Curae with orchestral accompaniment, plus first Scottish performance of Janet Wheeler’s p… 

Lieder Recital – Schubert and Wagner

Lieder Recital – Schubert and Wagner

Sit back and enjoy an hour of some of the most beautiful 19th-century German lieder. 

Lucrece

Lucrece

William Shakespeare’s narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece tells the story of Lucrece, a noblewoman in ancient Rome whose rape at the hands of her husband’s friend, Tarquin, ulti… 

Philip Glass: Minimalism at the Organ

Philip Glass: Minimalism at the Organ

Marking the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking 1969 minimalist compositions of Philip Glass (born in 1937), a performance at the Wells-Kennedy organ in St Andrew’s and St Georg… 

Perfect Joy: Moments of Choral Ecstasy to Stir Your Heart

Perfect Joy: Moments of Choral Ecstasy to Stir Your Heart

Lift your spirits with a selection of spine-tingling choral gems to inspire and delight. 

Forth Trio

Forth Trio

Forth Trio is a newly established group of Edinburgh Napier music graduates - Alexandra Prentice (violin), Joanna Stark (cello) and Max McWhirter (piano). 

Cathedral Concert: An Evening of Classical Guitar by Candlelight

Cathedral Concert: An Evening of Classical Guitar by Candlelight

Acknowledged as ‘a forerunner in the new generation of classical guitarists’ (BBC Radio 3) and a graduate of the Royal College of Music, Michael Christian Durrant presents a progra… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 4

Experience the magnificent sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral played by Michael Harris, organist of St Giles’, in a programme featuring the music of JS… 

Yo Wu Debut Recital - CANCELLED

Yo Wu Debut Recital - CANCELLED

Multi talented nine-year-old Taiwanese musician Yo Wu, having her debut recital at Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Yoyo started to learn the piano and violin at age of 5 and she has com… 

Deep Peace: Moments of Choral Bliss to Soothe Your Soul

Deep Peace: Moments of Choral Bliss to Soothe Your Soul

Step aside from the frantic streets and slip into a meditative mood with the tranquil harmonies of five centuries from Gibbons and Tallis to Gjeilo, Whitacre and Lauridsen. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Concert

At the turn of the 16th century, the first music ever to be printed was published by Ottaviano Petrucci in Venice. 

Violetta's Last Tango – El Concierto

Violetta's Last Tango – El Concierto

The artists have collaborated intensely on tango projects nationally and internationally, especially with the opera/tango/dance-fusion show Violetta’s Last Tango. 

Piano Landscape

Piano Landscape

Acclaimed pianist Nicholas Ashton plays the beautiful music of Debussy, Daquin, Rameau, Liszt and Ravel in celebration of the natural environment – a programme inspired by the ex… 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals - CANCELLED

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals - CANCELLED

International, award-winning concert pianist Veronica Yen returns to Edinburgh. 

Absolutely Salon to Stage

Absolutely Salon to Stage

Adrian Sims, five-star reviewed Edinburgh Festival Fringe pianist, accompanies Miriam Sharrad, Australian mezzo, in an eclectic journey from the salons of Schumann, Duparc and Rach… 

The Scots Musical Museum: Sea Shanty Sing-Along Concert

The Scots Musical Museum: Sea Shanty Sing-Along Concert

The Scots Musical Museum, an enormous pop-song survey produced by enterprising publisher James Johnson with Robert Burns, who, enlisted as editor, became crazed with compiling, fix… 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

One of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies brought to you by CYD. 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. 

Organ and Soprano Classics and Latin

Organ and Soprano Classics and Latin

Ann Liebeck is an international opera and concert singer who has sung in Vienna, Prague and many theatres in Germany. 

Narukami Thunder God

Narukami Thunder God

Narukami Thunder God is a Japanese tale of deception, seduction and betrayal. 

Cathedral Concert: Sound Collective Scotland

Cathedral Concert: Sound Collective Scotland

We are a professional, Scotland-based classical music ensemble – a flexible group that explores and performs a variety of pieces from solo to chamber orchestra repertoire. 

Love Me Out: The Opera

Love Me Out: The Opera

100% my type on paper. 

Grieg Piano Concerto (Soloist: Fali Pavri) and Elgar Symphony No 1

Grieg Piano Concerto (Soloist: Fali Pavri) and Elgar Symphony No 1

Following their recent cycle of Tchaikovsky concerts, the Orchestra of the Canongait brings together a selection of the finest local amateur, student and semi-professional musician… 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. 

Peter Seivewright (Pianoforte)

Peter Seivewright (Pianoforte)

Russian and Scottish piano music. Tommy Fowler (born 1948): Remergence. Medtner (1880-1951): Sonata Reminiscenza, Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Piano Sonata Number 2. 

Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

Last Life: A Shakespeare Play

Last Life feels like a social experiment. 

Bach: A Year in the Life

Bach: A Year in the Life

Central to Bach’s output as a composer are his chorale preludes. 

#Pianodrome Live Guest: Hebrides Ensemble

#Pianodrome Live Guest: Hebrides Ensemble

An exceptional international ensemble with its roots in Scottish culture. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Masters of the Concerto

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Masters of the Concerto

The accomplished and versatile team of Anthony Robson, Gerry McDonald and John Kitchen present a programme of virtuoso concertos in miniature by five undisputed masters of the genr… 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

International, award-winning concert pianist Veronica Yen returns to Edinburgh. 

Contemporary Choral Classics

Contemporary Choral Classics

Rock Festival Choir is Alnwick’s renowned chamber choir of 22 singers under director Peter Brown. 

Pianist Tim Barton: Rhapsody in Chicago Blues

Pianist Tim Barton: Rhapsody in Chicago Blues

Learning from the Chicago Symphony, the home of the blues, Chi-Town’s singular jazz scene, folk, roots-rock and life in the 60s-70s, Tim’s wondrous musical immersion allowed him to… 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

For the seventh year at this wonderful venue, William Alexander again gives a recital of Chopin’s piano music and performs a selection of preludes, waltzes, nocturnes, polonaises a… 

Cathedral Choir Festival Concert

Cathedral Choir Festival Concert

‘You’ll have to go a long way to hear finer choral singing than this’ (International Record review). 

Ayman Jarjour in Concert with John Coutts

Ayman Jarjour in Concert with John Coutts

An evening of poetry and music given by John Coutts and Ayman Jarjour. 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. 

Contemporary Choral Classics

Contemporary Choral Classics

Rock Festival Choir is Alnwick’s renowned chamber choir of 22 singers under director Peter Brown. 

Corde InCanto

Corde InCanto

Soprano Silvia Mirarchi joins guitarist Luca Villani in a new wonderful duo with poignant Italian arias, refined German lieder and exciting Spanish songs. 

Ah, Ye Gods, What Power You Have Given to Beauty!

Ah, Ye Gods, What Power You Have Given to Beauty!

Come and hear a lunchtime recital with music written by strong women as well as arias about the power of women. 

BBC – Bach, Bridge, Chopin

BBC – Bach, Bridge, Chopin

Perhaps the most insightful left-handed piano player of today, Stefan Warzycki returns to St Andrew’s and St George’s West with dazzling performances of his own left-hand arrangeme… 

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

Wallace & Gromit's Musical Marvels

Join everyone’s favourite dynamic duo as Wallace prepares to perform his musical masterpiece My Concerto in Ee Lad with help from his faithful canine companion Gromit. 

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Amazing Summer! Classical Fusion Hits

Award-winning PipaRimba is an innovative and masterful pipa/marimba duo. 

Chitarra Giocosa

Chitarra Giocosa

A fabulous new guitar recital by Luca Villani playing finest guitar masterworks: the exquisite Sor Bagatelles, the thunderous Arcas Fantasia on El Paño, the Brouwer imaginative De… 

Dieterich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (The Limbs of Our Jesus)

Dieterich Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (The Limbs of Our Jesus)

Directed by Les Shankland, Director of Music, St Vincent’s Chapel, composed in 1680, this rarely performed work is regarded as the very first Lutheran oratorio, and was intended … 

'The Köln Concert' Concert

'The Köln Concert' Concert

Dorian Ford, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, performs Keith Jarrett’s brilliant 1975 iconic improvisation. 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 4

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 4

A wonderful programme of music played by the world’s violin virtuosi at The Carnegie Hall, starring Scots virtuoso violinist Michael Foyle with Somi Kim piano. 

The Merry Widow (Lehár)

The Merry Widow (Lehár)

Scotland’s professional touring company celebrates 10 years with one of the world’s best-loved operettas. 

Bach and Handel

Bach and Handel

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for an eighth consecutive year for two concerts. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Handel Revenged

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Handel Revenged

Handel was famous for making unauthorised quotations of musical material from other composers in his own works. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 3

Experience the magnificent sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathdedral, played by Jordan English, assistant organist. 

Organ Recitals in the City 2

Organ Recitals in the City 2

Enjoy our popular lunchtime recital series on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church. 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

This acclaimed London-based cellist makes her annual visit to the Fringe to perform all Bach’s glorious solo cello suites in three consecutive performances. 

The Night With… Evenings

The Night With… Evenings

Three alternating concert programmes over multiple days featuring music by Scottish composers and settings of Scottish poetry. 

Wagner and Brahms

Wagner and Brahms

Alec Frank-Gemmill directs Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and the Serenade No 1 by Brahms in its original version for nonet. 

Bach, Boccherini and Beethoven

Bach, Boccherini and Beethoven

Join this talented London-based cello/piano duo as they perform a series of three consecutive concerts of music by these composers of the classical era. Not to be missed. 

The Night With... Lunchtimes

The Night With... Lunchtimes

Two alternating programmes featuring music by Scottish composers and settings of Scottish poetry. 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 3: Love and Loss

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 3: Love and Loss

The tenor/countertenor duo of Hugo Mallet and Fritz Spengler perform famous airs and arias of the life and legacy of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). 

Concert with Ciara Harvie

Concert with Ciara Harvie

Ciara Harvie is an impressively talented mezzo-soprano from Edinburgh. 

On a High Note

On a High Note

On a High Note is a dramatic new piece of operatic theatre performed and written by award-winning soprano Erin Alexander. 

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks

Brass Tracks is back for one night only! For the fifth consecutive year, the respected brass quintet returns with a timely show paying homage to our rich cultural ties with Europe. 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

The 1950s: a golden era, idyllic, patriarchal. 

Shrew

Shrew

This radical adaptation, set in a nightclub populated with drag kings and gangsters, releases Shakespeare’s famous yet controversial play from its comedic origins to foreground K… 

Bach, Handel and Vivaldi

Bach, Handel and Vivaldi

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Festival Fringe for an eighth consecutive year. 

Violin and Cello

Violin and Cello

Join this talented duo as they play a selection of much-loved pieces from the duo’s repertoire. An afternoon of enjoyment. 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Traditional choral evensong and benediction with the renowned choir and organ of this historic Anglican Catholic church directed by Dr John Kitchen. 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

Accomplished Hungarian violin virtuoso Tamás Fejes returns to this year’s Fringe to perform from his recently released, highly acclaimed album. 

The Merry Wives of Seoul

The Merry Wives of Seoul

Korean-ised adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. 

Songs of Scotland

Songs of Scotland

A collection of song settings from some of Scotland’s best-loved writers including George MacKay Brown, Robert Burns, Hugh MacDiarmid, William Soutar and Robert Louis Stevenson. 

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Gioachino Rossini’s last work, the Petite Messe Solennelle (Little Solemn Mass), was composed in 1863. 

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Edinburgh’s very own St Andrew Camerata return to the Fringe in 2019 with their ever-popular atmospheric, late-night, candlelit performances of Gabriel Faure’s much-loved Requiem a… 

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 2: Faithful Shadow

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) – 2: Faithful Shadow

Young German countertenor, Fritz Spengler, performs iconic arias from the late-17th to mid-19th centuries to bring italianate opera to a wider world through The Carnegie Hall. 

McLachlan Plays McLeod

McLachlan Plays McLeod

Leading Scottish Composer John McLeod launches a new album featuring his entire music, composed over 50 years, for solo piano played by outstanding pianist Murray McLachlan and new… 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Concert

This year’s Shackleton memorial concert, featuring horn player Andy Saunders playing the Courtois horn from circa 1840. 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra

After multiple sell-out performances in the last two years’ Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Youth Orchestra returns once again with an exciting and varied programme under th… 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir and instrumental ensemble, directed by Michael Harris, in a programme of choral classics including Vivaldi’s Gloria and Schubert Mass in G. 

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas

Once again this exciting ensemble performs Henry Purcell’s glorious masterpiece. 

NatyaKatha

NatyaKatha

Natya Katha: a play of rhythmic beats, expressive music and stylised hand gestures that bring to life different stories that connect the mundane to the celestial. 

Haydn and Grieg String Quartets

Haydn and Grieg String Quartets

After their successful Fringe debut in 2018, the Fyrish String Quartet returns to perform Haydn’s String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 (Fifths) and Grieg’s String Quartet No 1 in … 

Guitar: Postcards from Spain

Guitar: Postcards from Spain

Guitarist Stephen Morrison guides you on a journey with the music of Spain. 

Eclipse

Eclipse

What happens when darkness strikes, unexpected? How do night and day affect the human soul? In a semi-staged recital, mainly sung in English, Daïmon invites you on a journey told … 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing concert of music from one of the kings of jazz and his contemporaries performed by Royal Over-Seas League prize-winners, some of the finest international classical… 

Chopin, Schumann and Albeniz

Chopin, Schumann and Albeniz

The two Early Romantic masters, Chopin and Schumann, produced wonderful masterpieces for the piano. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Johannes Brahms; perfect for a reflective afternoon. 

Cathedral A Cappella

Cathedral A Cappella

A concert of close harmony, classical numbers and pop songs arranged for men’s voices and sung by St Mary’s Cathedral lay clerks. 

ROSL Recitals: 20 Years of Music at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

ROSL Recitals: 20 Years of Music at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Since 1999, ROSL has brought together young classical musicians from across the Commonwealth to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

Now the Hungry Lion Roars...

Now the Hungry Lion Roars...

A celebration of wonderful wildlife in songs and poetry with Joan Busby (mezzo-soprano), Brian Bannatyne Scott (bass), Walter Blair (piano) and Joshua Manning (reader). 

Organ Recitals in the City 1

Organ Recitals in the City 1

Enjoy our popular lunchtime recital series on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 2

Experience the awe-inspiring sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral, in a programme featuring Liszt’s monumental virtuosic masterpiece, his Fantasia and Fu… 

Postcards from Crouch End – Piha

Postcards from Crouch End – Piha

Captivating and evocative guitar music. 

Cathedral Concert: Langonet String Quartet – Travellers and Turmoil

Cathedral Concert: Langonet String Quartet – Travellers and Turmoil

The Langonet String Quartet plays a programme contrasting a late work by Haydn, the inventor of the string quartet; an early quartet by Beethoven, the great revolutionary; and Dvor… 

Old Saint Paul's Music at 8pm

Old Saint Paul's Music at 8pm

Time to relax and listen to classical music in this beautiful historic church just off the Royal Mile. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passionate music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by the Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptionally talented prize-winning musicians. 

Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptional prize-winning classical musicians bring Paris to Edinburgh, performing the music of one of France’s finest composers and his contemporaries… 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience the romantic passion of the music of Rachmaninov and his contemporaries, performed by the best young classical musicians out there, all Royal Over-Seas League prize-winn… 

Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 and Stravinsky

Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 and Stravinsky

Sheena Jardine returns, with Richard Lewis, to play the beautiful Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor by Brahms, plus Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, in a varied programme with other delig… 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

A favourite of the ROSL Recital Series, Bach for Breakfast features the world’s finest young classical musicians performing some of the greatest works in the repertoire. 

Classical at One

Classical at One

The Brunton’s series of classical lunchtime concerts. 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart’s wide variety of music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by the Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptional prize-winning classical musicians. 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch concert of the romantic and passionate music of Chopin and his contemporaries, performed by the finest international classical talent from Royal Over-Seas League’s r… 

The Genius of Charles Dickens

The Genius of Charles Dickens

In his one-man show, author/actor Chris Foote-Wood gives animated readings from Dickens novels in the same manner as Dickens himself: reading and acting out the parts to illustrate… 

Bach and the Poets: Slow Dancing

Bach and the Poets: Slow Dancing

American violist Christine Rutledge returns to the Fringe with her new multimedia program combining music by Bach with newly commissioned works by poets from Detroit, Rutledge’s fi… 

Cathedral Concert: Musica Callada by Federico Mompou

Cathedral Concert: Musica Callada by Federico Mompou

Stephen Hough wrote: ‘The music of Federico Mompou is the music of evaporation. 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Pianist John Bryden, joined for one of the performances by St Mary’s Cathedral Assistant Master of the Music Joseph Beech, plays music by Liszt, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bach, Mozart… 

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

This International Japanese pianist gives two recitals of music mainly by Chopin, to include his second Piano Concerto with the Fyrish String Quartet. 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

An uproarious tale of marriage, mischief, jealousy, lies and laundry. 

The Left-Handed Piano: A Concert in Mirror-Image

The Left-Handed Piano: A Concert in Mirror-Image

Left-handed international pianist Christopher Seed performs Beethoven’s Sonata Op 109 and Schubert’s Drei Klavierstücke D 946 on his unique backwards fortepiano (high notes to the… 

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Traditional Catholic Anglican liturgy in this historic church with renowned choir and organ directed by John Kitchen. 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Duncan Ferguson, Joseph Beech and John Kitchen perform popular organ works on the Cathedral’s mighty ‘Father’ Willis organ. 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

The concert includes music with Middle Eastern, Latin American, European and African flavours. 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music. 

The Bacchae

The Bacchae

‘You will acknowledge me. 

Marc Corbett-Weaver Piano Recital 2019: Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff

Marc Corbett-Weaver Piano Recital 2019: Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff

‘An interpretive artist fully immersed in the subtleties and considerable technical demands of each composer’s writing. 

The Comedy of Operas

The Comedy of Operas

Operatic soprano Louise Geller debuts her innovative show with pianist Alex Norton. 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Back again at St Columba’s By The Castle, with its excellent acoustics, Jonathan presents an invigorating programme taking the audience on a musical promenade beginning with trad… 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Actors from around the world rehearsed via Skype for four months and then met here in Scotland to put on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Come join us for … 

Elizabethan

Elizabethan

Join Tobias Bacon as he lutes and lusts his way through Elizabethan England in this new musical comedy based on genuine Renaissance songs. 

The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

In Shakespeare’s romance, led by women’s sagacity and the vitality of youth, we are guided out of the breach of things dying to a rebirth into the miracle of art and nature, lo… 

Dome Nights: Planets 360

Dome Nights: Planets 360

The classic version of the show is driven by a 132-piece orchestral recording of the original Holst suite with awe-inspiring solar system visuals featuring the latest images that h… 

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation explodes into existence. 

Hamluke

Hamluke

‘A long time ago in a castle far, far away. 

Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

Celebrated Viennese cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Free concerts every lunchtime, Monday to Saturday throughout August. Wide range of music from classical to contemporary, traditional Scots and jazz. Full details at cathedral.net 

Ingrid Cusido: Piano Recital

Ingrid Cusido: Piano Recital

Award-winning classical pianist Ingrid Cusido will give a piano recital with works including Mozart’s Fantasy in D minor, Beethoven Pastoral Sonata and works of Brahms and Granad… 

Spontaneous Order

Spontaneous Order

The most trusted name in comedy makes his triumphant return to the Edinburgh Fringe following a three-year hiatus of soul-searching, soul-destroying, and soul-transference. 

A Midsummer Night's DROLL

A Midsummer Night's DROLL

Award-winning Fringe favourites The Owle Schreame return with a wild, rough, raucous and ridiculous reimagining; a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the 1640s, originally a… 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

They have toured the world, won multiple awards, broken onto London’s West End, survived eight consecutive Festival Fringes and once received a zero-star review in The Times! They … 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2019 – 1

Experience the mastery of Christophe Mantoux and the magnificent sound of the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral in a programme including Franck’s Choral in B minor… 

Scottish Music Old and New

Scottish Music Old and New

The Whistlebinkies’ rich blending of the tones and rhythms of fiddles, flute, concertina, clarsach, lowland pipes, Scottish smallpipes, doublebass and percussion has captivated aud… 

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

Mahler Symphony No 4 in G major. 

A Shakespeare Song

A Shakespeare Song

Cantica Alba, the Edinburgh-based, ten-voiced, a cappella ensemble, directed by Michael Harris, return for their annual Fringe performance. 

Shakespeare Catalysts

Shakespeare Catalysts

Before I begin this review, I would like to clarify, as James Beagon (co-director and actor) did at the start of the show, that Aulos Productions’ Shakespeare Catalysts is a work… 

A Summer's Evening with Caritas Strings

A Summer's Evening with Caritas Strings

Caritas Strings from George Watson’s College are returning to Canongate Kirk with a programme which spans three centuries; from Vivaldi’s Winter from The Four Seasons to Warlock’s … 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday today, culminating with his choral masterpiece, Chichester Psalms. 

Strauss: Four Last Songs and Schumann: Frauenliebe

Strauss: Four Last Songs and Schumann: Frauenliebe

Susan McNaught (soprano), Taylor Wilson (mezzo) and Robert Melling (pianist) present a recital of beautiful German lieder including the Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss and Fraue… 

Falstaff

Falstaff

Scotland’s professional touring company returns with Verdi’s comic masterpiece. 

Perth Youth Orchestra – Fringe Concert

Perth Youth Orchestra – Fringe Concert

Perth Youth Orchestra will perform works by Holst (The Planets Suite), Khachaturian, and Weber conducted by Mr Allan Young – with soloists Shona Rae (bassoon), Sophie Chisholm (x… 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano music of Erik Satie. 

Esther – The First English Oratorio

Esther – The First English Oratorio

Steadily establishing a reputation as specialists in music from the Enlightenment era, Opera dei Lumi return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a rare performance of the very first Engli… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 4

Hear the internationally renowned recitalist Maurice Clerc on the magnificent St Giles’ Rieger organ with a programme full of French virtuosity, including Franck’s Chorale No 3, … 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Les Goûts Réunis

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Les Goûts Réunis

The French and Italian styles compared and contrasted by Francois Couperin, JS Bach and Telemann. 

Bach, Brahms, Leighton and Danse Macabre

Bach, Brahms, Leighton and Danse Macabre

Lawrence Dunn (violin) and Gilmour Macleod (piano) perform sonatas by JS Bach, Brahms and Kenneth Leighton and the ever-popular Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens. 

Violetta

Violetta

Opera Allegra’s chamber version of Verdi’s popular opera La Traviata uses just three voices with piano but has a contemporary twist. 

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Marion Lees McPherson

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Marion Lees McPherson

Marion Lees McPherson will spend an afternoon in Stockbridge Church with her annual organ recital of music by Bach, Schumann and Brahms. 

The Soldier's Tale

The Soldier's Tale

David Corkhill and the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble reunite for a special centenary performance of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. 

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home. 

The Orchestra of the Canongait

The Orchestra of the Canongait

Technically brilliant, thrillingly passionate and globally in demand, Finnish violin soloist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny is ‘a real and true musician. 

Rachmaninov Vespers

Rachmaninov Vespers

The highly acclaimed Rock Festival Choir (Alnwick’s a cappella Chamber Choir) under its director Peter Brown come to the Fringe for the first time to sing Rachmaninoff’s wonderfu… 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

If you haven’t already heard of this band of bawdy, Bardy performers, it prompts the question, “Is this your first time to the Fringe?” If the answer is yes - what have you b… 

Bach: Young at Heart

Bach: Young at Heart

A programme that includes some of Bach’s earliest organ music as well as pieces that are decidedly youthful in spirit including the Prelude and Fugue in D and the Partita on Christ… 

Rolling in the Barrel

Rolling in the Barrel

Sackbuts and theorbos meet fiddles at teatime(!) for a razzle-dazzle, slide-slipping, bow-slapping musical frolic. 

Sounds of St Cecilias – Time Stands Still

Sounds of St Cecilias – Time Stands Still

Music by 17th-century composer John Dowland for lute, soprano and viol. 

Rachmaninov Vespers

Rachmaninov Vespers

The highly acclaimed Rock Festival Choir (Alnwick’s a cappella Chamber Choir) under its director Peter Brown come to the Fringe for the first time to sing Rachmaninoff’s wonderfu… 

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron Live

Thomas Cameron is an English tenor whose voice has been described as having velvet-like qualities and performs classics such as Bring Him Home. 

Mozart and Elgar String Quartets

Mozart and Elgar String Quartets

Bringing energy and charisma, the Fyrish String Quartet presents a thrilling programme including Mozart’s enigmatic Dissonance quartet, K 465, and Elgar’s quartet in E minor, Op 83… 

España el Vito: The Spirit of Spain – Classical and Flamenco Guitar

España el Vito: The Spirit of Spain – Classical and Flamenco Guitar

Internationally acclaimed 10-string guitarist Matthew Fagan combines musical passion and virtuosity to celebrate el Vito – the Spirit of Spain. 

Bach and Handel

Bach and Handel

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a seventh consecutive year for two concerts. 

Schütz: Resurrection History

Schütz: Resurrection History

Heinrich Schütz, perhaps the most highly regarded composer in 17th century Germany, wrote The Resurrection History on returning to Germany in 1623, following a period of study in … 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. 

Dona Nobis Pacem

Dona Nobis Pacem

Virtuoso renaissance polyphony of fabulous complexity by Scottish composer Robert Carver, showcasing his Missa L’Homme Arme and other exquisite works sung by stunning professional … 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. 

America's Diversity in Song

America's Diversity in Song

America’s Diversity in Song. 

La Vieille Alliance

La Vieille Alliance

Come and hear this recital of Franco-Scottish music of the late 19th to 21st centuries for voice, violin and piano. 

Classical at One

Classical at One

A showcase of the finest piano and chamber music from Royal Conservatoire Scotland and St Mary’s Music School rising stars, featuring great composers such as Bach, Rachmaninov an… 

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

Come and hear Shetland’s premier harpist Sophie Rocks take you on an enthralling cultural musical journey all the way from her peaceful northern archipelago homeland to the most … 

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

Enjoy our popular lunchtime recitals by the next generation of organists on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Chur… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 3

Michael Harris, organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ through its paces, with music by JS Bach, Ritter’s Sonata No 4 and Parry’s … 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Castle and Kirk

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Castle and Kirk

The music of great halls, cathedrals and servants’ quarters is brought to life by the group who have been delighting Fringe audiences since 1973. 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

This acclaimed London-based cellist makes her annual visit to the Fringe to perform all Bach’s glorious solo cello suites in three consecutive performances. 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. 

Guitar: A Latin American Voyage

Guitar: A Latin American Voyage

Stephen Morrison performs a diverse array of compositions for classical guitar from this vast and varied cultural landscape. 

Bach and Brahms

Bach and Brahms

The accomplished London-based cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and Edinburgh pianist Chris Harding return to the Fringe to play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and … 

Brass Tracks Quintet

Brass Tracks Quintet

Since 2013 Brass Tracks have entertained audiences across Scotland in concert halls, cathedrals, cinemas, theatres and even shopping centres. 

Jamie, Come Try Me

Jamie, Come Try Me

Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, ‘voice. 

Le Centenaire de la Grande Guerre

Le Centenaire de la Grande Guerre

Come and hear this exciting recital of music for voice, violin and piano written in or around 1918. 

Antigone

Antigone

Using Don Taylor’s BBC-commissioned translation, Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Antigone, directed by Nic Lloyd. 

A Midsummer Night's Droll

A Midsummer Night's Droll

Award-winning Fringe favourites the Owle Schreame return with a wild, rough, raucous and drunken reimagining; a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the 1640s, originally adap… 

Hans Gál Celebration

Hans Gál Celebration

Noted US violist Christine Rutledge returns to Edinburgh to perform chamber works by celebrated Edinburgh Festival founder Hans Gál which feature viola in a starring role. 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. 

Bach, Vivaldi and Handel Concertos

Bach, Vivaldi and Handel Concertos

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a seventh consecutive year for two concerts. 

Violin and Cello

Violin and Cello

Join this talented duo as they play a selection of much-loved pieces from the duo’s repertoire. An afternoon of enjoyment. 

Mozart Serenades 2

Mozart Serenades 2

The Edinburgh Festival Ensemble perform Mozart’s Serenade in E flat for wind alongside Dvorak’s beautiful Wind Serenade. 

Guitar Folias

Guitar Folias

The new guitar recital by Italian guitarist Luca Villani is inspired by the famous theme of La Folía de España: Luca will interpret two major works, the virtuosic Variations by r… 

Lord of the Strings Plays the 20 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time

Lord of the Strings Plays the 20 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time

After sold-out shows, rave reviews and standing ovations at Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe, Lord of the Strings! – the ultimate one-man guitar show, first created for touri… 

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Nancy Crook

Afternoon Organ Recital in Stockbridge With Nancy Crook

Nancy Crook will be returning to the Fringe with her annual afternoon organ recital of music by Bach, de Grigny and Jackson at Stockbridge Church. 

Haydn: Seven Last Words

Haydn: Seven Last Words

The Edinburgh Quartet, founded in 1960, is one of Britain’s foremost chamber ensembles. 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Viol Rackett Show

Edinburgh Renaissance Band's Viol Rackett Show

The Edinburgh Renaissance Band are joined by Polyhymnia Dancers in the ever-popular Viol Rackett Show, our best-loved programme of music, song and dance from the Middle Ages to the… 

Frauenliebe und Leben: A Woman's Life and Love

Frauenliebe und Leben: A Woman's Life and Love

Robert Schumann’s song cycle of a woman’s life, paired with music by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and Alma Mahler. 

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

Classical Pipe Music – Scotland's Hidden Treasure

This is a chance to hear some of the finest exponents of classical pipe music, or piobaireachd (pronounced peebroch). 

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Traditional Catholic Anglican liturgy in this historic church with renowned choir and organ directed by John Kitchen. 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Traditional choral evensong and benediction with the renowned choir and organ of this historic Anglican Catholic church directed by Dr John Kitchen. 

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Ahead of their European tour in October, and by popular demand, the St Andrew Camerata return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their atmospheric late-night candlelit performan… 

All Chopin Programme

All Chopin Programme

Bill Alexander returns to the Fringe to give a piano recital of a favourite selection of rondos, nocturnes, waltzes, études and the sonata in B minor Op 58. 

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Ayman Jarjour, Syrian Guitarist

Guitar music journey featuring Middle Eastern, Spanish, Latin American and classical flavours. 

Brahms and Liszt: A Recital of Songs by Brian Bannatyne-Scott and Walter Blair Featuring Catherine Hooper

Brahms and Liszt: A Recital of Songs by Brian Bannatyne-Scott and Walter Blair Featuring Catherine Hooper

Brahms and Liszt – two great masters of German song in a luscious recital by internationally renowned bass Brian Bannatyne-Scott, rising star soprano Catherine Hooper and legenda… 

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Coro 18 returns with this baroque masterpiece. 

Canongate Kirk Organ Recitals

Canongate Kirk Organ Recitals

Hear the magnificent Canongate Frobenius organ in a series of concerts played by resident organist, David Goodenough, who returns to play at the Fringe this year. 

Choral Classics

Choral Classics

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Harris, presents a programme of choral favourites, including music by Haydn and Mozart, together with Tippett’s Spirituals from A… 

Sounds and Sweet Airs

Sounds and Sweet Airs

An evening of poetry and music given by John Coutts and Ayman Jarjour. 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

Fife musicians Kirsty (French horn), Alasdair (oboe) and Janice (piano) return for their annual Fringe performance, featuring the premier of On Wancombe Hill by Edinburgh composer … 

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Veronica Yen Piano Recitals

Poetic and creative Taiwanese pianist, Veronica Yen, presents two solo recitals featuring a combination of Beethoven’s sonata The Tempest, Mozart Concerto K466, Chopin, Granados an… 

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

Evening Piano Recital – Santa Ignace

International award-winning concert pianist Santa Ignace began her studies with her father, a jazz pianist and conductor. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Brahms and his contemporaries. 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy an hour of relaxing and evocative music from one of the greatest jazz composers and his contemporaries. 

The Night With... Wooden Elephant

The Night With... Wooden Elephant

The Night With. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Memorial Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Pamela Jackson Memorial Concert

David Gerrard, the soloist and doctoral student, plays music by JS Bach, favourite composer of the late chairman of the Friends, and by his French contemporary Antoine Forqueray, o… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 2

Thomas Gaynor, winner of the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2017 St Albans International Organ Competition, presents a programme of stunning virtuosity on the renowned St Gi… 

Drew Crichton in Concert

Drew Crichton in Concert

This young organ scholar at St Andrew’s and St George’s West returns to the Fringe to perform a programme of works by composers including Bach, Widor and Karg-Elert. 

Panchkanya

Panchkanya

Panchkanya: sufferings of five heroines of Indian mythology are experienced by many Indian women to this date. 

Votadini Guitar Duo

Votadini Guitar Duo

Alfred Lennox Leishman and Finlay Hay invite you to the premiere of The Votadini Classical Guitar Duo! These two young musicians of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School, studying … 

Nancy Crook Organ Recital

Nancy Crook Organ Recital

Experienced organ virtuoso, Nancy Crook, plays a varied programme of familiar and less well known organ masterpieces, including: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 by J S Bach; … 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Pianist John Bryden plays music by Ravel, Scriabin, Bach and Schubert on the Cathedral Steinway. 

Beethoven and Grieg Violin Sonatas

Beethoven and Grieg Violin Sonatas

This dynamic Edinburgh duo are back with another lovely programme of music for violin and piano. 

A Really Short Introduction to Scotland's Piano Music

A Really Short Introduction to Scotland's Piano Music

Renowned Scottish pianist Christopher Guild offers listeners the chance to become acquainted with a burgeoning force in Scotland’s culture: its classical music. 

Cathedral Choristers

Cathedral Choristers

A concert of sublime music from Britten to Fauré, with the choristers of St Mary’s Cathedral conducted by Duncan Ferguson, following their highly successful tour to Vienna, Prague… 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience some of the most virtuosic classical music ever written by Rachmaninov and his contemporaries. 

Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

Enjoy the enchanting sound world of Debussy and his contemporaries in this relaxing concert of music, performed by some of the world’s finest young professional musicians. 

Songs of the Hebrides

Songs of the Hebrides

A programme telling the adventurous life story of Marjory Kennedy Fraser and illustrated with the lovely Hebridean songs she collected, arranged and published. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passion of Ludwig van Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by the world’s most talented young musicians. 

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Little Shakespeare Company returns once again to the Fringe with a talented group of Scottish young actors. 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast features some of the finest young musicians performing some of the greatest works in the classical repertoire. 

Edward and Maude

Edward and Maude

The beautiful songs of Edward Elgar and Maude Valérie White. 

Edinburgh Quartet: The World's Greatest Chamber Music

Edinburgh Quartet: The World's Greatest Chamber Music

A journey through chamber music gems with the Edinburgh Quartet – featuring works by Mozart, Bruckner, Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorak and Gesualdo over three performances. 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch interlude with one of the greatest composers for piano, exploring the fire and gentility of Chopin and his contemporaries. 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Multi award-winning, Edinburgh-based EGTG, return with this Shakespearean classic. 

Akiko Okamoto plays Mozart and Chopin Piano Concertos

Akiko Okamoto plays Mozart and Chopin Piano Concertos

This talented, international Japanese-born pianist returns to the Fringe to perform Mozart’s piano concerto No 12 and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1. 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart’s incredible music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by some of the finest international professional young musicians. 

Mozart Serenades 1

Mozart Serenades 1

The Edinburgh Festival Ensemble is directed by Ian Munro in a performance of Mozart’s sparkling Haffner Serenade. 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

The accomplished Hungarian violinist Tamas Fejes returns to the Fringe with a selection of Bach’s monumental masterworks written for unaccompanied violin, regarded to be the pinnac… 

Festival Masses

Festival Masses

Come and listen to uplifting music performed in its liturgical context by one of Edinburgh’s best church choirs in the glorious setting of this church. 

Antigone

Antigone

All eyes are on the city of Thebes. 

Prévert: Piano and Poetry (Season 3)

Prévert: Piano and Poetry (Season 3)

Prévert: Piano and Poetry is a concert-show created and performed by the young French concert pianist Alexandre Prévert (21 years old) graduated from Conservatoire de Paris. 

The Genius of Charles Dickens

The Genius of Charles Dickens

Author/actor Chris Foote Wood gives animated readings from Dickens’ novels in the same manner as Dickens himself: reading and acting out the parts to illustrate some of Dickens… 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Daniel Cook (Durham Cathedral), Duncan Ferguson (St Mary’s Cathedral) and Joseph Beech (St Mary’s Cathedral) perform popular organ works on the Cathedral’s mighty ‘Father… 

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

A popular and traditional service of Choral Evensong from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book with guest choir, congregational hymn singing and organ voluntary. 

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Memorial Concert

Sounds of St Cecilia's – Sir Nicholas Shackleton Memorial Concert

Emily Worthington, clarinettist and musicologist, presents 19th-century chamber music on historical clarinets from the world-class Sir Nicholas Shackleton Collection,* accompanied … 

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

A new adaptation of Homer’s classic presented in iambic pentameter using physical theatre and shadowplay. 

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

Performers: Theresa Burton (recorder), Aisling Kenny (soprano), Ursula Schlapp (viola da gamba), Katie Johnston (cello), Ailsa Aitkenhead (piano), Annemarie Klein (recorder), Dorie… 

Bakkhai

Bakkhai

Alternating dialogue with Bakkhic women’s odes of song and speak chorus, this new version of Euripides’ text by Anne Carson brings Greek tragedy to life. 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

After two sell-out performances in last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Youth Orchestra return once again to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with an exciting and varied… 

Shakespeare Shorts – Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare Shorts – Much Ado About Nothing

The buns are burning in The Great Brexit Bake Off as Beatrice battles Benedick, Don Juan’s confused and Hero harassed. 

A Midsummer Night's Droll

A Midsummer Night's Droll

Award-winning Fringe favourites the Owle Schreame return with a wild, rough, raucous and drunken reimagining; a version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the 1640s, originally adap… 

Lost Seasons

Lost Seasons

Vivaldi’s classic Four Seasons, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live into a personal and innovative take on one of classical music’s most well-loved work… 

Elizabethan

Elizabethan

Tobias Bacon died of love in 1618. 

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Peter Hill’s Bach series for Delphian has been described as one of the most impressive solo recording projects of recent years. 

Faust Korea

Faust Korea

Goethe’s Faust dealing with human agony and the way of salvation, is frequently read in Asia, especially in Korea. 

Little Shakespeare

Little Shakespeare

Two of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes fantastically performed by the 15 to 20-year-old children from two of China’s schools, Shanghai International Studies University and For… 

Excelsa Voces

Excelsa Voces

World premiere of Pie Jesu – written by Robert Fripp (King Crimson) and Andrew Keeling, arranged especially for Excelsa Voces. 

Marc Corbett-Weaver's Piano Recital on the Theme of Moonlight

Marc Corbett-Weaver's Piano Recital on the Theme of Moonlight

Following last year’s debut, the internationally acclaimed, London-based pianist Marc Corbett-Weaver makes an eagerly anticipated return to the festival. 

Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew

Kate’s cast is revolting; fed up of being outnumbered by the audience, they want to make Shakespeare fun to watch by turning the history plays into a rugby game, Romeo and Juliet… 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Prag’s programme is chosen from the pieces that inspired him in his early days: including a Bach Prelude and Fugue, masterpieces by Barrios and Albeniz, and lyrical contemporary … 

B Minor Mass

B Minor Mass

Join Anna Dennis, Ed Lyon, Andy Staples and Susanna Hurrell on the eve of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a stunning performance of Bach’s masterpiece. 

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Shakespeare in the Garden: As You Like It

Enjoy al fresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. 

Cello on Fire

Cello on Fire

Celebrated Viennese crossover cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Fringe with his brand-new show after a successful run in 2017. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2018 – 1

Arno Hartmann plays the world-renowned Rieger organ of St Giles’ Cathedral with a programme featuring Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, together with works … 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

A former Times Critics’ Choice. 

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

One of Shakespeare’s finest comedies, The Comedy of Errors, in a vigorously fresh and exciting production that offers a delicious mixture of classical text, original musical score,… 

Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

It is a rare treat to hear a dramatised performance of Shakespeare’s first published work, Venus and Adonis. 

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

8th Glamour of Jasmine Chinese Arts Festival / Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Playing an instrument with over 2,500 years of recorded history, after some 100 public recitals in the UK, international classical Zheng performer Yi Dong, a soloist with five albu… 

Vikki Stone – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

Vikki Stone – Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra

For one night only, award-winning comedian/composer Vikki Stone will perform her brand-new orchestral work Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra, alongside one of Scotland’s finest y… 

Cantica Alba: Heavenly Harmony

Cantica Alba: Heavenly Harmony

This Edinburgh-based ten-voiced a cappella ensemble directed by Michael Harris, present Heavenly Harmony, a programme of sacred music, from the Renaissance to the present day, from… 

Bach – Schübler Chorales

Bach – Schübler Chorales

David Hamilton returns to the magnificent setting of Canongate Kirk for a performance including Bach’s Schübler Chorales and Third Organ Sonata. 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Brahms’ powerful Deutches Requiem, Rheinberger’s exquisite unaccompanied double-choir Mass in Eflat, Cantus Missae, and Monteverdi motets performed by one of Scotland’s foremos… 

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Classical Accordion at the Fringe

Accordionist Paul Chamberlain returns to the Fringe with a programme of original works and transcriptions from Russia, France, Spain and Argentina - including pieces by Khachaturia… 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Of all Shakespeare’s plays, Julius Caesar is perhaps the best aware of its historical place. 

Bach at St Vincent's

Bach at St Vincent's

We welcome back Coro Vincenzo, directed by Les Shankland, who are to perform J. 

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest

Shakespeare in the Garden: The Tempest

Of all Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest demands the most obvious and taxing effort of imagination from the audience. 

Guitars at St Cecilia's: Two

Guitars at St Cecilia's: Two

Nature, love and life: a programme of 19th-century art song devised by Stephen Morrison (guitar) and Jenny Nex (soprano) who bring an impassioned immediacy to performance of works … 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 4

Peter Backhouse, Assistant Organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the renowned Rieger organ through its paces in its 25th anniversary year with a feast of dazzling sound. 

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck

You would be forgiven for thinking that a production of The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck performed in a circus tent might involve people dressed up as the character… 

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

An earthquake is erupting, but not in Orange Street. 

Thy Name is Woman

Thy Name is Woman

‘Frailty, thy name is woman,’ said Hamlet. 

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors

Two pairs of identical twins cause havoc in Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of mistaken identity. 

Songs from: A Shropshire Lad

Songs from: A Shropshire Lad

Sam Hird (baritone) and Sam Johnson (piano) perform songs by British composer George Butterworth, whose death on the Somme 100 years ago robbed us of one of our most promising musi… 

Struggle

Struggle

Chinese traditional opera – Wu Opera (intangible cultural heritage). 

SoftLOUD

SoftLOUD

SoftLOUD is acoustic and electric, ancient and modern, traditional and innovative. 

Rachmaninov and Schumann Cello

Rachmaninov and Schumann Cello

Rachmaninov’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor was first performed in 1901 soon after the amazing success of his second piano concerto. 

Remember Me My Dere

Remember Me My Dere

Elspeth McVeigh brings another gorgeous and unusual programme of little known, rarely performed Scottish and European 17th-century music to the Fringe. 

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1

Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 1

The orchestra of the Canongait and conductor Robert Dick make their 10th consecutive Fringe appearance with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular first piano concerto, with p… 

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots

“All I knew was the playground song Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off,” says opera singer Louise Macdonald, “until I started learning Schumann’s Maria Stuart Lie… 

Requiem for Aleppo

Requiem for Aleppo

There are a few moments in your life when it dawns on you that you are experiencing something very unique and special and being an audience member for Requiem for Aleppo was one of… 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

A selection of favourite variations, nocturnes, fantasias, waltzes, mazurkas and polonaises played by William Alexander (piano). 

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Three

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Three

For His Lordship’s entertainment: In August 1717, Handel joined Lord Carnarvon’s household as what we would now call composer in residence at Cannons where Johann Christoph Pepusch… 

Schildt Organ Works

Schildt Organ Works

Sweelinck’s pupil Schildt wrote some of the finest north German baroque organ music before his death in 1667. 

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

It’s Shakespeare performed in a completely new way: a Shakespeare play condensed to the size of one woman, Emily Carding, and the way she deals with the audience. 

Around the World With the Scottish Clarinet Quartet

Around the World With the Scottish Clarinet Quartet

The story of the clarinet told from a truly global perspective by Scotland’s premier clarinet ensemble, in virtuosic performances on clarinets of all sizes. 

Saul and the Witch at Endor

Saul and the Witch at Endor

A lunchtime recital featuring music drawn from Henry Purcell’s Harmonia Sacra, and folk song settings by Benjamin Britten. 

Echoes of American Jazz

Echoes of American Jazz

Three evocative works hint of American jazz: David Amram conjures up 1950s Greenwich Village, David Liebman draws on the jazz avant-garde and Stephen J Rush riffs on an Ornette Col… 

Organ Recital

Organ Recital

Come and hear this young Napier University music graduate and St Andrew’s and St George’s West organ scholar perform in his first solo Fringe organ recital. 

Vivaldi and Bach Concertos and Orchestral Suite

Vivaldi and Bach Concertos and Orchestral Suite

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a sixth consecutive year for two concerts. 

The Last Post

The Last Post

Trumpet, electronics and text. 

Festival Strings

Festival Strings

Talented young string players perform together in a series of concerts at St Giles Cathedral. 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Musical Migrants

Edinburgh Renaissance Band: Musical Migrants

The contribution of travelling composers and performers to the music of Mediaeval and Renaissance Europe is brought to life by the city’s famous early music group in the vibrant … 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 3

Experience the power and glory of the Rieger organ in St Giles’ Cathedral in the hands of renowned recitalist Paul Ayres; a kaleidoscopic display of organ colours. 

19th-21st Century Song Recital

19th-21st Century Song Recital

A programme of Finnish, German, English, Scottish and Russian 19th to 21st-century songs conceived and devised by Ian McFarlane, produced and funded by McFarlane Productions. 

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Two

Keyboards at St Cecilia's: Two

Passionate international artist Martyna Kazmierczak has swiftly earned a specialist reputation for historical keyboard performance, mastering instruments from the 16th century thro… 

Devon Camerata and String Academy

Devon Camerata and String Academy

Andrew Bernardi and Fiona Mclean Beuchel direct an eclectic virtuoso string music programme with their outstanding tutors students and the 1696 Stradivarius violin. 

Medea

Medea

Medea by Euripides is a classic Greek tragedy that follows the myth of Jason and Medea. 

Bach at Bedtime

Bach at Bedtime

Bach takes us from breakfast to bedtime; a perfect way to round off your day. 

Philomusica of Edinburgh With John Sampson

Philomusica of Edinburgh With John Sampson

John Sampson (trumpet and recorder) joins the orchestra for performances of Vivaldi’s recorder concerto in C minor and Handel’s trumpet suite in D. 

A Rosenkavalier Extravaganza

A Rosenkavalier Extravaganza

A rare chance to hear some of the loveliest Romantic music ever written, in the glorious acoustic of St Andrews and St George’s West Church in the heart of Edinburgh’s Georgian New… 

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

Composer and pianist Julian Layn returns to the Fringe to perform his unique 21st century classical music, including his Thunderstorm Trilogy, the Queen and the Ecocalypse works. 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

John Bryden plays music by Haydn and Schubert in a series of recitals on the Cathedral Steinway. 

Anne Evans (Flutes, Piano) and Dick Lee (Clarinets, Saxophones, Recorder) – Beside Themselves

Anne Evans (Flutes, Piano) and Dick Lee (Clarinets, Saxophones, Recorder) – Beside Themselves

Anne and Dick with support from their recorded selves – duos, quartets, octets and more. 

DROLL

DROLL

In 1642, theatre was made illegal. 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

St Giles’ Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with Peter Backhouse (organ) in a concert featuring glorious choral music. 

Ayres of France, Graces of Scotland

Ayres of France, Graces of Scotland

Elspeth McVeigh, soprano, returns to the Fringe with two concerts of unusual 16th- to 17th-century Scottish and French music, exploring The Auld Alliance. 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

Classical, pop and film music, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live with you, the audience! ‘Beautifully nuanced playing’ (Strad). 

Bach and Vivaldi Cantata and Concertos

Bach and Vivaldi Cantata and Concertos

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a sixth consecutive year for two concerts. 

Prévert: Piano and Poetry – Free

Prévert: Piano and Poetry – Free

This original one-man show entitled Prévert: Piano and Poetry, was created and interpreted by the 20-year-old French concert pianist Alexandre Prévert. 

Piano Masterworks 2017

Piano Masterworks 2017

New Zealand pianist Charles Whitehead returns to the Fringe with a compelling programme of classical masterworks from Schumann’s Fantasie, Op. 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Join us for traditional Choral Evensong and Benediction with the renowned choir, organ and congregation of this historic Anglican Catholic Church. 

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare’s enduring comedy bubbles with youthful wit. 

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Join us for traditional Catholic Anglican liturgy with the renowned choir, organ and congregation of this historic church, directed by City and University Organist Dr John Kitchen. 

Karl Jenkins Palladio

Karl Jenkins Palladio

Karl Jenkins’ ever popular Palladio for string orchestra is partnered with Abram Stassevich’s arrangement for strings and timpani of Shostakovich’s 8th String Quartet: Sinfon… 

Guitar Solos

Guitar Solos

Luca Villani performs a masterworks anthology to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the death of Andrés Segovia, the greatest guitarist of all time. 

The Course of True Love

The Course of True Love

A reinterpretation of some of William Shakespeare’s best scenes woven together to create a new story about two young lovers. 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

Acclaimed Hungarian violinist Tamás Fejes returns to this year’s Festival Fringe to perform a selection of Bach’s sonatas and partitas from Fejes’s debut solo album. 

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

Wind and Fire: Nicholas Parsons – Peter and the Wolf

Nicholas Parsons, Radio 4 legend, narrates the children’s classic tale Peter and the Wolf, arranged by Tom David Wilson for double-reed and brass ensemble and conducted by John Gru… 

Brahms's Requiem by Candlelight

Brahms's Requiem by Candlelight

One of his most popular and awe-inspiring works, Brahms’s Requiem provides a universally humanistic vision of comfort and hope. 

Elgar and His Contemporaries – Music for Horn and Piano Performed by Neil and Gill Mantle

Elgar and His Contemporaries – Music for Horn and Piano Performed by Neil and Gill Mantle

An ear-opening recital of music for Horn and Piano – including an Elgar first – by leading Edinburgh musicians, Neil and Gill Mantle. 

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

Faure Requiem by Candlelight

By popular demand the St Andrew Camerata return for the 11th successive year to the Edinburgh Fringe with their atmospheric late-night, candlelit performance of Gabriel Faure’s muc… 

All That Malarkey

All That Malarkey

‘Four dangerously good singers, with a hilarious MC and pianist’ (ThreeWeeks) – All That Malarkey return to the Fringe with an all-new, outrageous music show, flaunting their… 

The Romantic Piano

The Romantic Piano

Alasdair Cameron ‘one of Scotland’s foremost’ (Glasgow Cultural Services). 

Guitars at St Cecilia's: One

Guitars at St Cecilia's: One

Scottish early guitar/lute specialist and composer Gordon Ferries plays solos by the great 19th-century guitarist/composer Mauro Giuliani including Le Bouquet Emblematique (where e… 

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Shakespeare's Hamlet

Ghost Light Players have brought an animalistic Hamlet to theSpace on the Mile with fervour and intensity. 

HSSFC

HSSFC

HSSFC, which comes from Guangdong, China, is a concert band comprising of diverse students majoring in music as well as a professional composer who has performed in the 2010 Asian … 

Afternoon Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Afternoon Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Two afternoon organ recitals in Stockbridge, one featuring Nancy Crook and one featuring Marion Lees McPherson. 

Pianos @ One

Pianos @ One

Showcasing the finest piano and chamber music from RCS and St Mary’s Music School students. 

The Kingston University Brass Ensemble

The Kingston University Brass Ensemble

Launched in the mid 1960s, the Kingston University Brass Ensemble is our longest running ensemble and includes staff, students and alumni. 

Elspeth Wyllie – Piano Recital – Elgar Enigmas

Elspeth Wyllie – Piano Recital – Elgar Enigmas

Elspeth Wyllie plays Elgar’s own transcription for piano of his ‘Enigma Variations’ and a selection of short pieces by other English composers. 

Guitarra Mexicano!

Guitarra Mexicano!

Stephen Morrison performs a recital of evocatively beautiful guitar music from the great nation of Mexico. 

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra performs two concerts at Greyfriars Kirk with players from the Palestine Youth Orchestra. 

L'Amore e Il Dolore

L'Amore e Il Dolore

Join Anna Dennis (soprano), Owen Willetts (countertenor) and Tom Foster (harpsichord) in a concert of Baroque arias, cantatas and duetti da camera by Durante, Geminiani, Handel and… 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

These Fife musicians: Kirsty Howe (horn), Alasdair Hill (oboe) Janice Gibson (piano), will play their fifth Fringe, presenting a jazzy number by Paul Basler, romantic Schumann, a h… 

Beyond Enigma – Judith Gardner Jones Sings Elgar, With Pianist Richard J Lewis

Beyond Enigma – Judith Gardner Jones Sings Elgar, With Pianist Richard J Lewis

Elgar songs for solo and trio featuring Judith Gardner Jones and pianist Richard J Lewis, with Madeleine Trépanier, and Alicia Pettit.  

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

A richly evocative concert of the works of Schubert, the tragically short-lived and deeply-feeling lieder and chamber music composer. 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

If you’re feeling adventurous after lunch, come along to these virtuoso performances of the great Romantic composer, Rachmaninov. 

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

Marcos Madrigal, Cuba’s most exciting young concert pianist, appears with opera singer Ann Liebeck in a programme of Latin American classical songs, opera arias and virtuoso piano … 

DROLL

DROLL

Award-winning theatre company Owle Schreame performs a series of very droll ‘drolls’: short, illegal comedies from the 17th century. 

Brass Tracks Quintet

Brass Tracks Quintet

Since 2013, Brass Tracks have entertained audiences across Scotland in concert halls, cathedrals, cinemas, theatres and even shopping centres, blowing the cobwebs out of Italian Re… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 2

Renowned concert organist Gordon Stewart celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world-famous Rieger organ with a colourful programme of music from JS Bach to Paul Halley, Andrew Ca… 

Keyboards At St Cecilia's: One

Keyboards At St Cecilia's: One

Inaugurating the Friends of St Cecilia’s 2017 Fringe season in the stunningly refurbished concert hall on Niddry Street, John Kitchen and David Gerrard will demonstrate the flamboy… 

All Chopin's Op Ten Studies

All Chopin's Op Ten Studies

Over two recitals, Stefan Warzycki performs all Chopin’s Op 10 études as recast for the left hand by Leopold Godowsky. 

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

This Japanese-born international pianist returns to the Fringe with a charming programme of music by Chopin, Bach and Mozart and finishes with Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorg… 

Ensemble Kla_Vier: Four Men, Four Pianos

Ensemble Kla_Vier: Four Men, Four Pianos

The future of classical piano is here! With cutting-edge virtuosity and sleek elegance, this four piano, eight hands ensemble from South Korea blends Beethoven and Chopin seamlessl… 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Johannes Brahms; perfect for a reflective afternoon. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the intricacy and passion of Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by ROSL prizewinners and overseas scholars, and with refreshments served after the concert. 

Macbeth: Fringe of Cantonese Opera

Macbeth: Fringe of Cantonese Opera

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the world most renowned plays, however this year the production will be performed in an entirely unique style, that of traditional Cantonese opera… 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart’s wide variety of music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by recent and previous ROSL ARTS prizewinners. 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

The favourite of the ROSL Fringe Series, Bach for Breakfast features some of the finest young musicians, prizewinners of ROSL’s Annual Music Competition and scholars from New Zeala… 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch interlude with one of the greatest composers for piano, exploring the fire and the gentility of Chopin’s works. 

Volpone

Volpone

He’s dying to get rich. 

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

Marcos Madrigal, Cuba’s most exciting young concert pianist, appears with opera singer Ann Liebeck in a programme of Latin American classical songs, opera arias and virtuoso piano … 

Cello and Piano

Cello and Piano

This exciting American cello and piano duo returns to the Fringe for the second time to perform works by Mendelssohn, Louis Vierne and Dmitri Shostakovich. 

BBC: In Tune

BBC: In Tune

Join BBC Radio 3’s vibrant drivetime programme live in Edinburgh. With classical music, special guests and news from this year’s festivals. 

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

Violin and Piano in Stockbridge

Violin and Piano. 

Festival Masses

Festival Masses

Come and listen to beautiful sacred music in the liturgical context for which it was written in the setting of one of Edinburgh’s finest churches. 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Duncan Ferguson (St Mary’s Cathedral), Nicholas Wearne (Birmingham Conservatoire) and Joseph Beech (St Mary’s Cathedral) perform popular organ works on the Cathedral’s mi… 

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

The professional chapel choir sings at the weekly interdenominational choral service in this extraordinary late Arts and Crafts-style building: truly one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems… 

Piano Duo Terra Nova

Piano Duo Terra Nova

Piano four-hands programme by two young French artists. 

Mozart's Gran Partita

Mozart's Gran Partita

Ian Munro and The Edinburgh Festival Ensemble are reunited with Mozart’s charming Gran Partita for 13 wind instruments. 

Music Diaspora

Music Diaspora

Internationally acclaimed British/Syrian musicians Waseem Kotoub (piano) and Ayman Jarjour (guitar) in concert, accompanied by a visual display of Syria before and after the war. 

Songs of Praise and Thanksgiving: A Musical Celebration of the Reformation

Songs of Praise and Thanksgiving: A Musical Celebration of the Reformation

Join the former King’s singer and renowned choral director Simon Carrington and the Reformation Festival Chorus as they present an hour-long programme of inspirational choral music… 

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

Traditional service of Choral Evensong from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book with guest choir, congregational hymn singing and organ voluntary. 

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

From Havana to Buenos Aires: Cuban Classics

Marcos Madrigal, Cuba’s most exciting young concert pianist, appears with opera singer Ann Liebeck in a programme of Latin American classical songs, opera arias and virtuoso piano … 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum as the best contemporary talents take inspiration from our Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition to perform traditional … 

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches is an adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s play Flight, a story of five refugees fleeing the civil war and the Soviet regime in 1920. 

Cuba/Brazil: Solo Piano Recital by Cuban Pianist Marcos Madrigal

Cuba/Brazil: Solo Piano Recital by Cuban Pianist Marcos Madrigal

Marcos Madrigal is one of Cuba’s best young concert pianists. 

The Tempest

The Tempest

From our metaphorical island on the landlocked, rolling plains of Montana, our players transport you to Shakespeare’s Elizabethan shore! Spirited, fun, and physical; this engagin… 

The Birds

The Birds

The Birds – Aristophanes. 

Marc Corbett-Weaver Piano Recital

Marc Corbett-Weaver Piano Recital

The internationally acclaimed pianist Marc Corbett-Weaver gives his Edinburgh debut recital with a spectacular programme of Bach/Busoni Chaconne, Beethoven’s dazzling Waldstein S… 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

Classical, pop and film music, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live with you, the audience! ‘Beautifully nuanced playing’ (Strad). 

B Minor Mass

B Minor Mass

Ludus Baroque returns to the Fringe with their popular annual concert of JS Bach’s magnificent B Minor Mass, showcasing the beautiful sounds of a chorus of top class professionals … 

Concerto a Tempo d'Umore

Concerto a Tempo d'Umore

A theatrical concert for the whole family – a combination of classical music, humorous mime and audience participation with a soundtrack consisting of well-known pieces from reno… 

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar - Homage to the Dance

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar - Homage to the Dance

Movement and grace: a Dowland galliard, rousing Bach gavottes, a rippling Russian polka, the compelling rhythms of Cuba and South America. 

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

Afternoon Concerts at 3.30

Performers: Roxburgh Quartet, Hans Gál Trio (Emma Donald, Katie Johnston, Ailsa Aitkenhead), Squair Mile Consort of Viols, Duo da Chiesa (Andrea Kuypers, Philip Sawyer), Turadh (E… 

Caleidocello

Caleidocello

A colourful mix of styles, genres and characters, from Viennese cellist Peter Hudler. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2017 – 1

Michael Harris celebrates the 25th anniversary of the world-renowned Rieger organ with music by Bach, and Franz Liszt’s monumental Fantasia on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts - Free

A former Times critic’s choice. 

Ambrose Page & friends present The Mendelssohn's, their lives & music with Marcia Bellamy Mezzo

Ambrose Page & friends present The Mendelssohn's, their lives & music with Marcia Bellamy Mezzo

A concert of words and music focusing on the relationship between Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny. 

Bach's 4 Lute Suites with Paul Gregory guitar

Bach's 4 Lute Suites with Paul Gregory guitar

Much-loved guitarist, Paul Gregory, returns to perform a solo recital of J. 

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) directs an ensemble of young, highly talented UK-based musicians in a programme drawn from the celebrated American avant-gardists including … 

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

Renowned American pianist and conductor Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) performs piano music by three of America’s greatest composers: Charles Ives’ First Piano Sonata, pio… 

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

In the Round: Last Summer's Tealights

Part Classical, part Folk - part Hymnal. 

Anniversary Concert: Federico Mompou

Anniversary Concert: Federico Mompou

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Catalan composer Federico Mompou’s death. 

Bach Toccata Beethoven's Tempest Sonata & Nocturnes by Chopin with Pierre-Bastien Midali piano

Bach Toccata Beethoven's Tempest Sonata & Nocturnes by Chopin with Pierre-Bastien Midali piano

Duo Spianato [now renamed Duo Terra Nova], Pierre and Elodie, impressed our audience last year, and so we are delighted to welcome back one of the young French pianists for a solo … 

A Light Classical lunch

A Light Classical lunch

Join Classical Folk for a lunchtime concert of beautiful and fun music - Classical, Folk (English and around the world) and gypsy - with a seasoning of parlour songs. 

An Evening of Gypsy

An Evening of Gypsy

This year Sophia and Amoret will be roaming through Europe, discovering the story of Gypsy music. 

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation is an orchestra plucked from Brighton and the surrounding areas playing all manner of fretted instruments. 

Bach's 6 Flute Sonatas with The Brunswick Duo Flute & Piano

Bach's 6 Flute Sonatas with The Brunswick Duo Flute & Piano

St Michael’s are pleased to welcome the Brunswick duo to perform Bach’s 6 Flute Sonatas. 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Shit-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

“Swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable. 

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

The 19th Century: Beethoven and Others

Music of the 19th century: the Laplace String Trio: Andrew Biggs - Violin, Beatrice Sales - Viola, NickCooper - Cello, with Sue Mileham - Soprano, Jane Money - Mezzo-Soprano, Tim W… 

Bach's Goldberg Variations with a pre concert talk by Rachel Fryer piano

Bach's Goldberg Variations with a pre concert talk by Rachel Fryer piano

We are pleased and delighted to be welcoming the return of Pianist Rachel Fryer performing the Goldberg Variations. 

Festival Tchaikfest

Festival Tchaikfest

An evening of the incredibly powerful music of Tchaikovsky. 

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

In the beautiful, atmospheric church of St Nicholas, dating back to 1091, Duo Maddalena recreate the soundscape of medieval France, England and Spain. 

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at the Lunchtime Concerts Chapel Royal

Beethoven at lunchtimes. 

The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II

The Life & Death of Puppet King Richard II

This is Richard II as you’ve never seen him before, in a purple shell-suit wielding power over his puppet kingdom with subjects that range from beautiful two foot high hand carve… 

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests

New Note Orchestra and Guests. 

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape: Brighton Film Quartet

Soundscape – a concert of sheer escapism with this extraordinary piano quartet. 

Chopin-Godowsky 12 etudes Op 10 for the left hand & Bach-Brahms Chaconne with Stefan Warzycki piano

Chopin-Godowsky 12 etudes Op 10 for the left hand & Bach-Brahms Chaconne with Stefan Warzycki piano

St Michael’s is pleased to welcome the return of pianist Stefan Warzycki. 

A Fool and Three Courses

A Fool and Three Courses

A short adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’. 

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

The Monks of Umami: Radiodyssey

On February 22nd 1952, 50 strangers gathered in the vaults of BBC Stoke to hear a groundbreaking new comedy act. 

Beethoven Piano Sonatas & Violin Sonatas with Raija Walker & Ellie Blackshaw

Beethoven Piano Sonatas & Violin Sonatas with Raija Walker & Ellie Blackshaw

St Michael’s is delighted to welcome the return of pianist Raija Walker and violinist Ellie Blackshaw. 

The Dove in Spring: American Chamber Music in Recital

The Dove in Spring: American Chamber Music in Recital

Soaring soprano and passionate cello lines intermingle with sumptuous piano writing in a recital programme featuring Esther Ward-Caddle (cello)and Nicole Panizza (piano) performing… 

Bach's 6 Cello Suites & Beethoven's 5 Cello Sonatas & Variations

Bach's 6 Cello Suites & Beethoven's 5 Cello Sonatas & Variations

St Michael’s welcomes back Pavlos Carvalho to perform Bach’s Cello Suites, over two evenings. 

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

45-minute concerts in Brighton’s beautiful Mother Church. 

Organ Music at St. Bart's

Organ Music at St. Bart's

Lunchtime recitals on Tuesdays by distinguished local organists on the fine organ at St. Bartholomew’s Church. 

An Dhá: Supertigers

An Dhá: Supertigers

Follow multi-award-winning fiddle/cello duo An Dhá as they prowl through an Urban Folk music jungle, hunting perfection and exploring the wilderness of the Celtic tradition. 

Canciones Amatorias. Eline Vandenheede: Soprano

Canciones Amatorias. Eline Vandenheede: Soprano

The songs of Enrique Granados, Donizetti and Mozart brought to life with the signature warmth and power of the ravishing voice of Eline Vandenheede, a young soprano with a world cl… 

Reading Phoenix Choir

Reading Phoenix Choir

Come and hear Reading Phoenix Choir in its only weekend at Brighton Fringe. 

The Tempest

The Tempest

For twelve years Prospero, the rightful duke of Milan, has dwelt on an island after his brother Antonio betrayed him and cast him adrift in a small boat. 

Bach's Sonatas & Partitas for solo Violin & Chamber music for String Trio & Guitar

Bach's Sonatas & Partitas for solo Violin & Chamber music for String Trio & Guitar

We welcome violinist Benedict Cruft along with his fine Cruft-Robertson-Pleeth String Trio and guest guitarist, Paul Gregory. 

Choral and Concerto Concert

Choral and Concerto Concert

Roedean community musicians perform classic choral favourites by Monteverdi, Handel and Parry. 

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

Special first night of Brighton Fringe event - Ligeti Quartet plays ‘Black Angels’ for amplified strings and percussion, which David Bowie named as being among his favourite ‘Top-2… 

According to Angelica

According to Angelica

This play takes a fresh look at Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet from the Nurse’s point of view, and how she became Juliet’s nurse. 

An amazing 5 hour piano marathon Sorbaji's Opus Clavicembalisticum

An amazing 5 hour piano marathon Sorbaji's Opus Clavicembalisticum

Opus Clavicembalisticum is perhaps Sorabji’s best known work, even if more talked about than played until the 1980s. 

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices

Scottish Voices, directed by Graham Hair, presents a recital for four women’s voices and piano. 

A European Pilgrimage

A European Pilgrimage

Cantica Alba, the Edinburgh-based a cappella ensemble directed by Michael Harris, present A European Pilgrimage, a journey through six centuries of sacred choral music from around … 

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

Experience the thrill of hearing Saint-Saens’ exciting Organ Symphony live. 

American Lates

American Lates

An endearing display that demonstrates both exceptional vocal and instrumental talents. 

Bach: Variety and Variations

Bach: Variety and Variations

Organist David Hamilton presents a programme including Bach’s Sei gegrüsset variations and the mighty Passacaglia. 

The Furnace

The Furnace

A setting of the story of the three holy children from the Book of Daniel for choir, soloists and a string orchestra. 

The Jazz Influence

The Jazz Influence

Peter Seivewright, who is constantly active both as a classical concert pianist and a jazz pianist, presents a programme of jazz-influenced piano music, including Grace Castagnetta… 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Beethoven’s glorious Choral Fantasy, Cherubini’s Mass in C minor, much-admired by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, and Schubert’s Gebet and Gott ist mein Hirt (Psalm 23) perfo… 

Hommage à Robert Schumann

Hommage à Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann’s Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola and piano, stormy and tender, set the mood for György Kurtág’s deeply-felt Hommage to R. 

Reflections

Reflections

Reflections concert UK tour is the result of a creative collaboration between two young and beautiful singers from Russia and the Ukraine. 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Renowned pianist Martin Cousin performs a recital of Rachmaninov to fill the post-lunch relaxation mood. Tea, coffee and pastries included afterwards.  

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

Join this young Edinburgh-based pianist in his solo Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut as he performs an exciting programme of piano music including works by Liszt and Bach. 

Piano Recital in Stockbridge

Piano Recital in Stockbridge

Alasdair Cameron, in his second Fringe recital, plays a potpourri of masterpieces by Marcello/Bach, Mozart’s Fantasy in C minor, Debussy’s Moon pieces and Schubert Impromptus. 

Organ Duets in the City

Organ Duets in the City

Join Brigitte and Michael for the third of our popular series of lunchtime recitals. 

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Peter Hill’s Bach series for Delphian has been described as ‘one of the most impressive solo recording projects of recent years’ (New York Times). 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 2

John Kitchen’s latest programme promises his audience uncommon delights. 

Greyfriars Concert

Greyfriars Concert

Four Scottish Dances – Malcolm Arnold. 

Classical Piano Recital

Classical Piano Recital

Two piano students from Edinburgh Napier University perform a 45 minute recital of lesser known masterpieces by Franz Schubert, Alban Berg and Claude Debussy. 

Music of Gyorgy Kurtag: 90th Anniversary Tribute

Music of Gyorgy Kurtag: 90th Anniversary Tribute

Arbroath-based musician Mark Spalding follows on from last year’s warmly received recital marking 40 years of Stockhausen’s Tierkreis, with a programme honouring veteran Hungarian … 

The Snow Child

The Snow Child

A short and well-formed chamber opera, which shows lots of potential, but needs to pick up on the details. 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

The Edinburgh Fringe ‘smashed’-hit Shit-Faced Shakespeare returns in its seventh year to perform Measure for Measure in its unorthodox and unique inebriated manner. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 4

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

The Julian Layn Project

The Julian Layn Project

Get a glimpse of something new happening. 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 1

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's 1

Jean Rondeau has been stirring up the early music scene since winning the Bruges Harpsichord Competition. 

La Bohème

La Bohème

Following their 2015 Scottish tour of Maria Stuarda, **** (Herald), Magnetic Opera presents a new production of Puccini’s much loved La Bohème. 

Piano Recital

Piano Recital

Brilliance, sensibility, joy and mastered technique are the inspiring forces of the Volt & Potenza duo. 

Elektra Violin Duo

Elektra Violin Duo

Internationally renowned duo Elektra instantly bring the stage to life in a stunning show of musical virtuosity. 

Cathedral Chamber Music

Cathedral Chamber Music

Sophie Williams (violin), Hugh Mackay (cello), Anna Michels (piano) and Emilia De Geer (piano) perform Smetana Piano Trio in G minor and music by Ravel and Debussy. 

Round Midnight

Round Midnight

Powerful improvising pianist and composer Alexander Hawkins and classically trained singer Elaine Mitchener rework and take on the great American Songbook, from 21st-century jazz a… 

Unknown and Liminal

Unknown and Liminal

It has been said that creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. 

Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

Rarely performed and more or less unknown to all but the most hardcore of Shakespeare addicts, Troilus and Cressida explores star-crossed love and political machinations in the mid… 

Droll

Droll

Drolls, Brice Stratford tells us in the show’s scholarly introduction, were originally performed by half-drunk actors in covert locations on raucous evenings during the Puritan I… 

Songs of Travel

Songs of Travel

Two of Scotland’s finest musicians come together for a magical recital, featuring Vaughan Williams’ song cycle Songs of Travel, based on poems by Robert Louis Stevenson and other s… 

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

The most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation, playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history, makes her ret… 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 3

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 3

Conductor Robert Dick and Orchestra of the Canongait’s wider 2016 project encompasses performing nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. 

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

David Corkhill conducts the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble in Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and his own St Francis. 

Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch

Enjoy a relaxing and delicious brunch, accompanied by jazz singer Elaine Mitchener and pianist Alex Hawkins.  

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Gordon Ferries presents a new, mainly solo programme inspired by compositions of the early nineteenth-century Hungarian guitar virtuoso, Johann Kaspar Mertz. 

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

Scottish Saxophone Ensemble

The Scottish Saxophone Ensemble present haunting psalms and whirling reels by contemporary Irish and Scottish composers Ian Wilson, Ross Ainslie and Eddie McGuire, and welcomes spe… 

Felix Holt: The Radical

Felix Holt: The Radical

‘Wholesome’ is how a lady I spoke to after the performance described Felix Holt: The Radical. 

Conductors Unbecoming

Conductors Unbecoming

Gavin Henderson, formerly of the Philharmonia, a trumpeter, and artistic director of Brighton Festival, Dartington International Summer School, for many years Chair of Arts Council… 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 2

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 2

Robert Dick and his Orchestra of the Canongait’s wider 2016 project encompasses performing nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. 

Melody of Love and Shadows

Melody of Love and Shadows

Saudha, ‘one of the prominent Indian classical music promoters in the country’ (BBC Radio), offers a hypnotic and ‘breath-taking’ presentation (Rhapsody of Soul, Guardian) of India… 

Aspects of Love

Aspects of Love

Romance, passion, joy, heartbreak – all are here in a programme of wonderful music by Liszt, Granados and Chopin, given by a ‘Master’ (EdinburghGuide.com). 

Matthias Weckmann @ 400

Matthias Weckmann @ 400

Born 400 years ago, Weckmann was regarded as one of the greatest organists of his generation. David Hamilton performs his complete organ works in two parts with an interval. 

The Slimy Stuarts and the Glorious Georgians

The Slimy Stuarts and the Glorious Georgians

Eboracum Baroque are joined by Horrible Histories author Terry Deary in a performance for all the family. 

Solo Shakespeare, Macbeth: Hecate's Poison

Solo Shakespeare, Macbeth: Hecate's Poison

Hecate’s Poison is a one-woman version of Macbeth, performed by Players Tokyo’s T. 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

Light out of darkness: music exploring Easter themes, including works by Bach (Jesu, meine Freude), Schütz (Psalm 100), Brahms (Warum ist das Licht gegeben), and Rutter (Wells Jub… 

Schubert in Stockbridge

Schubert in Stockbridge

Vocal and instrumental music by Schubert performed at lunchtime in St Vincent’s Church. Featuring the Shepherd on the Rock, the Fantasia in F minor, D.940. 

Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Organ Recitals in Stockbridge

Marion Lees McPherson and Nancy Crook present a series of afternoon recitals of Bach, Bruhns, Mendelssohn and many more renowned classics. 

Songs by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Canteloube and Hahn

Songs by Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Canteloube and Hahn

Join us for a celebration of some of the most beautiful French and English songs of the early 20th Century. 

Mendelssohn After Lunch

Mendelssohn After Lunch

Mendelssohn and Webern, peformed by the Solem Quartet. Tea, coffee and other refreshments afterwards.  

Vivaldi, Handel and Bach

Vivaldi, Handel and Bach

Presented by The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh, the programme for this concert comprised of lesser-known and hugely underappreciated works by the three baroque greats: Antonio Vivaldi… 

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

Edinburgh Renaissance Band at St Mark's

The music, song and dance of the Medieval and Renaissance worlds is brought to life by the city’s famous early music group. 

Scarlatti and Tansman on the Guitar

Scarlatti and Tansman on the Guitar

Accomplished Italian guitarist Luca Villani offers a wonderful guitar recital dedicated to Scarlatti and Tansman. 

French Lates

French Lates

A late night with the soothing French romantics Debussy, Sancan and Renié, performed by the Tasman Duo, Juliana Mysolov (harp), Jonty Coy (flute) and Ian Tindale (piano). 

Piano Masterworks at the Fringe 2016

Piano Masterworks at the Fringe 2016

USA-based, New Zealand pianist Charles Whitehead programmes an intriguing recital of Bach, Chopin, the grand Liszt Sonata, plus Persian-influenced music by fellow New Zealand piani… 

Bach: St John Passion

Bach: St John Passion

Coro Edina return to the Fringe following previous years’ acclaimed performances of Brahms and Mozart Requiems and Handel’s Messiah. 

Bach B minor Mass

Bach B minor Mass

We return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with our popular annual concert of JS Bach’s magnificent B minor Mass, showcasing the singing virtuosity of ten stellar soloists alongsid… 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 3

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Philomusica of Edinburgh give a performance of Vivaldi’s popular Four Seasons. 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

Come and experience Anne-Isabel Meyer, the London-based cellist who returns again to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform all the Bach Cello Suites over three days. 

Bachiana

Bachiana

This acclaimed cellist returns with Bach expert, Peter Lea-Cox, to play Schumann’s accompanied versions of the six Bach cello Suites. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Sell-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015! Live concerts for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. 

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze proudly presents an insight into the music and culture of Japan. 

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis celebrate women composers in an exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works. 

String Academy

String Academy

String Academy first met on the historic Elizabethan Long House Estate in West Sussex through the generous support of Gordon and Alexandra Tregear DL. 

Hot Chocolate at 10

Hot Chocolate at 10

End your Fringe day with relaxing classical music performed by candlelight in this sensuous church, witness to over 300 years of history just off the Royal Mile. 

Russian Lates

Russian Lates

Enjoy the Russian greats, Shostakovitch, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov, with the Solem Quartet and the Tasman Duo. Includes a glass of wine afterwards.  

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert Quintet D956 with the prizewinning Solem Quartet. Tea, coffee and shortbread served afterwards. 

YCA Secret Opera: Mansfield Park

YCA Secret Opera: Mansfield Park

Following a sell-out run and five star reviews for their recent production of Carmen, Edinburgh Studio Opera return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Jonathan Dove’s Mansfiel… 

Young Classical Artist Secret Opera

Young Classical Artist Secret Opera

Staged opera performances from some of Scotland’s most talented young singers. 

Choral Vespers

Choral Vespers

Latin Choral Vespers for the Feast of the Assumption for strings and choir, including exquisite plainsong and music by Pergolesi. 

Absolutely Amazing!

Absolutely Amazing!

Be astounded by Stefan Warzycki’s series of two recitals of virtuoso works from the left-hand piano music repertoire. 

Violin and Piano Recital

Violin and Piano Recital

A stunning programme for violin and piano including Handel’s Sonata No 1, Dvorak’s popular Sonatina, Prokofiev’s Sonata No 2 and other violin favourites. 

Sun, Moon and Stars

Sun, Moon and Stars

Live concerts for babies and toddlers delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. 

Guitar Homages

Guitar Homages

Fantastic new recital by Italian guitarist Luca Villani, who interprets great pieces composed by the finest guitar composers celebrating other musicians. 

Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida

‘Power into will, will into appetite’ – Shakespeareonthelevel applies its attack to Shakespeare’s thrilling play about the depravity of war. 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Award-winning Sudden Impulse Theatre Company are marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death by bringing his much-loved comedy classic to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces – Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis celebrate women composers in an exciting, eclectic mix of genres and great works. 

Brunch with a Harp

Brunch with a Harp

What could be better than a leisurely brunch accompanied by the mellifluous harp, performed by prize winner Juliana Mysolov. Includes delicious Edinburgh fayre. 

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 1

Complete Beethoven Piano Concerti 1

Conductor Robert Dick and Orchestra of the Canongait’s wider 2016 project encompasses performing all nine Beethoven symphonies and five piano concerti. 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Join us for traditional choral evensong and benediction with the renowned choir, organ and congregation of this historic Anglican Catholic Church. 

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival High Masses

Join us for traditional Catholic Anglican liturgy with the renowned choir, organ and congregation of this historic church, directed by City and University Organist Dr John Kitchen. 

A Fool’s Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes

A Fool’s Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes

For a fast-paced, fun show filled with audience interaction, A Fool’s Paradise might be for you. 

As You Like It

As You Like It

Official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. 

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Now in its 10th year, with nine sell-out years, the St Andrew Camerata return with this atmospheric late-night performance of Gabriel Fauré’s much-loved Requiem and Cantique de Je… 

Mozart's Requiem by Candlelight

Mozart's Requiem by Candlelight

Described as the sublimest achievement that the modern period has contributed to the church, there can be few more befitting settings in which to experience the heart-wrenching bea… 

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

Karl Jenkins’ compelling anti-war work charts the descent into and the consequences of war and the hope for peace. 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

A selection of favourite ballades, nocturnes, scherzos, waltzes, mazurkas, etudes and polonaises played by William Alexander (piano). 

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Shakespeare Shorts: Hamlet - Shakespeare’s Hamlet condensed into an hour by kids, for kids. 

Music of Dowland, Purcell and the Stuarts

Music of Dowland, Purcell and the Stuarts

Countertenor James Laing, theorbo player James Akers and bass violist Susanna Pell’s hour long feast of Dowland was one of the most spectacular concerts I have attended in a whil… 

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

The Japanese piano duo returns to the Fringe with a programme of works ranging from classical pieces of Mozart, Schubert and Rachmaninov to Alexander Rosenblatt’s visually vibrant … 

Guitar Selection Box

Guitar Selection Box

Enjoy an indulgently refreshing, mix of luxuriant guitar music. 

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Showcasing the finest piano and chamber music from RCS and St Mary’s Music School students. 

Triveni: An Indian Classical Trio

Triveni: An Indian Classical Trio

Triveni, the Indian classical trio, returns to Edinburgh after a successful year in 2015! Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Indian classical vocalists of the younger generation in … 

Bach and Vivaldi

Bach and Vivaldi

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a fifth consecutive year for two concerts. 

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ensembles

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Ensembles

Free lunchtime concerts with emerging professional musicians in ensembles from our national conservatoire. 

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

Enjoy our popular series of lunchtime recitals on the fine Wells-Kennedy instrument, in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street. 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

These Fife musicians return once again to the Edinburgh Fringe. 

Late Sax

Late Sax

A late night with the prize-winning Ferio Saxophone Quartet, performing Glass, Nyman and Lago in the midnight hours. Includes a glass of wine afterwards. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 2

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

My Journey Through China: Dong Yi in Zheng Recitals

The most celebrated international soloist of any Chinese national musical instrument of her generation, playing an instrument of over 2,500 years of recorded history, makes her ret… 

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

Youth reigns in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, a lavish retelling of Ovid’s tales, brought to stunning visual life. 

Nocturnal

Nocturnal

Soothing late night guitar with Sean Shibe, playing works by Benjamin Britten, John Dowland and William Walton. Includes a glass of wine afterwards. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven and contemporaries. 

Four-Hand Fantasia

Four-Hand Fantasia

Margaret Wakeford and Simon Coverdale present their Fringe fantasy – Schubert’s great late work in F minor, the sylvan and rustic world of Dvorak legends and the Suite Op 52 by Y… 

Cello and Piano Recital

Cello and Piano Recital

This American cello and piano duo, on their Fringe debut, will perform two glorious masterpieces: Beethoven’s Viennese classical Sonata in A major, op. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms and contemporaries, featuring the Ferio Saxophone Quartet, Chad Vindin (piano), Gillian Keith (soprano), Henry Neill (baritone), Emily Sun (violin), and many others. 

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

Akiko Okamoto in Concert

It would be hard to find a piano recital in this year’s festivals better than those by this Japanese-born international soloist. 

Hamlet

Hamlet

Performing as part of the International Collegiate Theatre Festival, this fast past cut down version of Shakespeare’s classic tale of madness, death, and existential crisis shine… 

Iphigenia in Tauris

Iphigenia in Tauris

Champs Mêlés’ production of Iphigenia in Tauris is a two hour, French language translation of J. 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Prière; 3 Gymnopédies; 3 Embryons Dessèchés; 6 Pièces Froides: 3 Airs à Faire Fuir; 3 Danses de Travers. 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin and the romantics. 

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Cathedral Bach by Candlelight

Bach’s magnificent Solo Cello Suites are the centrepiece of this candlelit recital from Philip Higham, a cellist lauded by the Strad as having ‘all the qualities of a world-cla… 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart and contemporaries. 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

Bach and contemporaries. 

¡Saxo Clásico!

¡Saxo Clásico!

‘Infectious energy!’ (Observer). 

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

This celebrated international soloist returns to Edinburgh to ‘indulge us with a rich spa of the spirits and mind’ (Xinhua, China). 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

John Bryden plays music by Bach and his followers, Robert and Clara Schumann and Beethoven, in a series of recitals on the Cathedral Steinway. 

Festival Masses

Festival Masses

Come and listen to one of Edinburgh’s best amateur choirs sing uplifting music in the liturgical context it was written for. 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Donald Hunt (St Mary’s Cathedral), Duncan Ferguson (St Mary’s Cathedral) and Peter Backhouse (St Giles’ Cathedral) perform popular organ works on the Cathedral’s mighty ‘… 

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze

Japan’s Elegant Breeze proudly presents an insight into the music and culture of Japan. 

Beethoven's Complete Violin Sonatas

Beethoven's Complete Violin Sonatas

Lawrence Dunn (violin) and Gilmour Macleod (piano) perform all of Beethoven’s Sonatas for piano and violin in four concerts, with each concert containing a different set of sonatas… 

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

The professional chapel choir sings at the weekly interdenominational choral service in this extraordinary late Arts and Crafts style building: truly one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems… 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

The accomplished and acclaimed Hungarian-born violinist Tamas Fejes returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform from his debut CD a selection of Sonatas and Partitas by JS … 

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

Balthasar’s bemused, Romeo’s a wuss and the Friar’s on the fiddle but Juliet Capulet calls the shots in an ice cream war with the Montagues. 

Blissful Harmonies

Blissful Harmonies

For one night only we invite you into the blissful, exciting musical worlds of Johannes Brahms, Frank Bridge and Hermann Reutter. 

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

Choral Evensong at St Vincent's

A popular and traditional service of Choral Evensong from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book with guest choir, congregational hymn singing and organ voluntary. 

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare Shorts – Romeo and Juliet

Balthasar’s bemused, Romeo’s a wuss and the Friar’s on the fiddle but Juliet Capulet calls the shots in an ice cream war with the Montagues. 

Ayman Jarjour Classical Guitar

Ayman Jarjour Classical Guitar

Ayman Jarjour is an internationally renowned Syrian classical guitarist and graduate of The Juilliard School in New York. 

Afternoon Concerts at Three Thirty

Afternoon Concerts at Three Thirty

Fourteen concerts given by musicians from Estonia, Finland, Luxemburg, Poland, UK, and from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum with the best contemporary talents from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. 

Bach and the Dance of God

Bach and the Dance of God

In their sixth appearance at the Fringe, George, Adam and Tom Wilson have borrowed the title of Wilfred Meller’s book for a programme which will include music for organ, solo violi… 

Superwomen of Science – Minerva Scientifica

Superwomen of Science – Minerva Scientifica

Ada Lovelace, computing, Caroline Herschel, comets, Mary Sommerville, mathematics, Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, pulsars, Anne McLaren, genetics, Eva Crane, bees. 

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Shakespeare Shorts – Hamlet

Hamlet’s got the hump. 

flow²

flow²

Two-time Juno Award winner and Steinway artist David Braid, composer of the film Born to Be Blue, presents music from his latest collaboration with one of the UK’s freshest and mos… 

YCA Recital

YCA Recital

Enjoy a summer evening recital in the calm surroundings of Edinburgh Academy’s Robertson Room. 

BBC: In Tune

BBC: In Tune

BBC Radio 3’s vibrant drivetime programme. Live classical music, special guests and news from this year’s festivals. 

Shanghai Culture Week – Opening Orchestral Concert

Shanghai Culture Week – Opening Orchestral Concert

Shanghai Culture Week opens with a concert featuring three of the city’s top orchestras: Shanghai Young Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai City… 

flow²

flow²

Two-time Juno Award winner and Steinway artist David Braid, composer of the film Born to Be Blue, presents music from his latest collaboration with one of the UK’s freshest and mos… 

The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for Kids

The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare for Kids

William Shakespeare is back for his 400th anniversary, but he needs your help with his newest play. 

Shakespeare in the Garden: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Shakespeare in the Garden: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Will poor Viola ever find her twin brother Sebastian? Expect adventure, suspense and lots of laughs. 

Guitar Multiverse

Guitar Multiverse

As seen on BBC Four television and winner of the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Music Show, Declan Zapala returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his fourth conse… 

Worbey and Farrell's Rhapsody

Worbey and Farrell's Rhapsody

In this brand new show following sell-outs in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the internationally acclaimed duo bring their unique touch to the world’s greatest music. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 1

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2016 – 1

Hear the glorious sounds of St Giles’ famous Rieger organ. 

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free

A former Times critic’s choice. 

Charity Concert for ICIN: Carl Bahoshy: Piano & Organ

Charity Concert for ICIN: Carl Bahoshy: Piano & Organ

Pianist and organist Carl Bahoshy performs works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert and Rachmaninoff in aid of Iraqi Christians in Need (ICIN) charity. 

Brahms Debussy Schubert & Rachmaninov: Duo Spianato

Brahms Debussy Schubert & Rachmaninov: Duo Spianato

Duo Spianato, a piano duet from France, will perform Schubert’s F minor Fantasia, Rachmaninov’s Pieces Op. 

The Folk side of Classical

The Folk side of Classical

Join Classical Folk for another evening of Schubert, Paganini, Massenet, Boccherini; gipsy and folk songs; tales of composers. 

Bouffe!

Bouffe!

“Highly recommended. 

Harp-Hearted

Harp-Hearted

Professional harpist Alice Kirwan brings an unique and innovative harp recital programme to One Church Brighton. 

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Onwards to Progress / Orpheus

Two pieces of new British writing that have been produced by Bred in the Bone Theatre. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The course of true love doesn’t run smooth for long in this Shakespearian comedy. 

Piaf: Love Conquers All

Piaf: Love Conquers All

This character-driven play from Moving On Theatre had something for everyone. 

The Abelia Saxophone Quartet presents: Evolution

The Abelia Saxophone Quartet presents: Evolution

Incorporating as many different styles, centuries and saxophones as a sixty minute recital will allow, we’ll take you through the timeline of the saxophone quartet, demonstrating t… 

Maria: The Life, Loves, and Music of Callas

Maria: The Life, Loves, and Music of Callas

Laurene Hope, who amazed as Piaf, is now ‘La Divina’ Callas - from unwanted child to opera Goddess and her obsession with Onassis. 

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Shit-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

For those of you who have yet to encounter the fringe phenomenon that is Shit-Faced Shakespeare, this is a show that does exactly what it says on the tin. 

Helen

Helen

Although you may well have some early misgivings, Helen is a show to persevere with. 

Sussex Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert

Sussex Symphony Orchestra Children's Concert

The Sussex Symphony Orchestra and BBC’s Alistair Appleton present a fun afternoon of music for children and families. 

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Know My Neighbour Pop Up Cafe

Join the Know My Neighbour campaign for a week of free activities and performances to encourage neighbourliness in our city! Come and be entertained, connect with others and all wh… 

Crippled Symmetry

Crippled Symmetry

Morton Feldman’s epic, spectral and beautiful ‘Crippled Symmetry’, performed by Adam Swayne (piano/celeste), Helen Whitaker (flute/bass flute) and Adam Bushell (vibraphone/glocke… 

Brahms Volodos Horowitz Chopin & Mozart: Two Solo Piano Performances

Brahms Volodos Horowitz Chopin & Mozart: Two Solo Piano Performances

Jacky Fong, piano, performs works by Brahms, Horowitz and Volodos on 20 May. 

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

Fire Burn: The Tragedy of Macbeth

The story of Macbeth’s tragic demise has been told many times by hundreds, if not thousands, of theatre makers. 

Airs & Grace Notes

Airs & Grace Notes

Local Brighton pianist, Johan de Cock, presents an hour-long recital of Baroque sonatas by Antonio Soler, a classical sonata by Joseph Haydn, two late elegies by Franz Liszt, selec… 

Tenors Unlimited:The Rat Pack of Opera

Tenors Unlimited:The Rat Pack of Opera

The atmospheric Spiegeltent was bursting at the seams as the three tenors took the stage and the audience with their sunny, easy-going manner. 

An Evening with the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

An Evening with the Fretful Federation Mandolin Orchestra

The Fretful Federation is an orchestra plucked from Brighton and the surrounding areas playing all manner of fretted instruments. 

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

An Dhá: Urban Folk Music

Experience the fire of Scottish traditional music, the delicacy of classical perfection, the spirit of jazz and the life of the city from Urban Folk duo, An Dhá. 

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Afternoon Recital with Helen Burford

Critically-acclaimed pianist Helen Burford returns to Brighton Fringe with a fascinating solo programme, featuring works by Somei Satoh, Piazzolla, Handel and Timo Andres. 

The Iliad

The Iliad

It is the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the year that Calchas the soothsayer has predicted the city will fall. 

Beauty of Baroque

Beauty of Baroque

Beauty of Baroque, Saturday 14 May: Katherine Nicholas - soprano, Janet Omerod - mezzo-soprano and Nick Andrews - piano, present arias and duets by Purcell, Bach and Handel. 

Classical Spectacular

Classical Spectacular

Sublime popular classics by celebrated British composers, featuring professional soloists and instrumentalists, amidst stunning surroundings of St Bartholomew’s Church. 

Shabaka Hutchings & Ligeti Quartet

Shabaka Hutchings & Ligeti Quartet

Shabaka Hutchings (BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist) teams up with Ligeti Quartet to perform Shabaka’s own Clarinet Quintet, Morton Feldman’s Clarinet and String Quartet, and Mi… 

Bach Violin Sonata in E & Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

Bach Violin Sonata in E & Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

Pianist Raija Walker performs Beethoven’s Moonlight and Appassionata sonatas on 14 May. 

Bach Cello Suites & Beethoven Cello Sonatas Complete

Bach Cello Suites & Beethoven Cello Sonatas Complete

Great cellist Pavlos Carvalho performs Bach’s solo cello suites on 14 and 15 May. 

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Missing Pieces: Celebrating Women of Note

Acclaimed violin and piano duo Sophia Bartlette and Amoret Abis return for their third Brighton Fringe recital to celebrate women composers. 

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Conductors' Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life

Gavin Henderson regales first hand hilarious stories of the many conductors he has worked with: Stokowski, Otto Klemperer, Giulini, Svetlanov, Barbirolli, Sargent and Rattle among… 

Chopin Liszt & Rachmaninoff Performed by Julia Wallin

Chopin Liszt & Rachmaninoff Performed by Julia Wallin

Pianist Julia Wallin from the Royal Academy performs a selection of Chopin’s Etudes and Nocturnes, Liszt’s 2nd Ballade, Rachmaninoff’s Moment Musicaux and music by Sibelius. 

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Beautiful relaxing classical music for piano duet, including pieces by J. 

9

9

Rebelles is a folk, jazz and classical singing group of 9; Julia, Natalie, Michelle, Marina, Andrea, Meredith, Sibyl, Sally and Cat. 

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

Stockhausen’s Inori is an incredibly intense show. 

Soundscape

Soundscape

Premiere of the multimedia show ‘Soundscape’, featuring stunning visual projections with soundtrack of their hauntingly beautiful cinematic score. 

Lunchtime Concerts at the Chapel Royal

Lunchtime Concerts at the Chapel Royal

Tuesday lunchtime concerts: 10th: Ensemble Reza - Boccherini and Beethoven String Quintets; 17th: Paul Gregory (guitar) - South American music; 24th: James Larter (percussionist) -… 

100 Today! Happy Birthday Milton Babbitt

100 Today! Happy Birthday Milton Babbitt

Broadway musical composer, jazz saxophonist and electronic music pioneer, Milton Babbitt is regarded as one of America’s foremost musical geniuses. 

Ambrose Page performs Schumann & a Choir from Vienna

Ambrose Page performs Schumann & a Choir from Vienna

The Kalverienberg choir from Vienna will sing at our 10:30am service on 8 May. 

Bach, Brahms & Scriabin: Works for Piano Left Hand

Bach, Brahms & Scriabin: Works for Piano Left Hand

Pianist Stefan Warzycki performs works for piano left hand. 

Dancing Shadows

Dancing Shadows

A stunning exhibition in a beautiful, spacious setting. 

Bach Violin Sonatas & Partitas & Beethoven & Mozart String Trios

Bach Violin Sonatas & Partitas & Beethoven & Mozart String Trios

Violinist Benedict Cruft will perform Bach’s solo works on 7 and 8 May. 

Karl Jenkins Requiem and Concertos

Karl Jenkins Requiem and Concertos

Roedean community musicians perform Karl Jenkins’ powerful and evocative Requiem with student soloists in Mozart’s Queen of the Night aria, Bruch’s Kol Nidrei and Kreisler’s Praelu… 

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Share the excitement of ensemble performance of brand new works by young composers, with the Orchestra of Sound and Light. 

Organ Music at St. Barts

Organ Music at St. Barts

Recitals on Tuesdays by distinguished local organists on the fine organ at St. 

Scottish Sinfonia

Scottish Sinfonia

Strauss Don Juan; Faure Pavane; Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending (Danny Miller violin); Elgar Symphony No 1 in Ab major, Opus 55. 

The Aurea Quartet with Scottish Voices

The Aurea Quartet with Scottish Voices

Glasgow-based Aurea Quartet comprises of four prize-winning graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 

Cantica Alba

Cantica Alba

Cantica Alba, the Edinburgh-based a cappella ensemble, directed by Michael Harris, present Music for a Summer’s Afternoon, a programme of part-songs from a variety of traditions,… 

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Piano Music of Erik Satie

Prélude de la Porte Héroïque du Ciel, 6 Gnossiennes, 3 Sarabandes, Dances Gothiques. 

Tegel Quartet Plays Dvorák

Tegel Quartet Plays Dvorák

Edinburgh debut concert of the Berlin-based Tegel Quartet. 

Peter Seivewright (Piano) Performs Messiaen's 20 Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus

Peter Seivewright (Piano) Performs Messiaen's 20 Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus

Peter Seivewright brings the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to a thrilling conclusion with his performance of Messiaen’s 20 Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus, one of the very greatest pi… 

Cello and Piano Recital

Cello and Piano Recital

Cellist Feargus Egan is accompanied by David Hamilton in this programme, featuring two outstanding works for cello and piano from World War I: Delius’ Cello Sonata (1916) and the… 

Lasses, Love and Life

Lasses, Love and Life

A recital by Karen West, Elizabeth Woollven and George Ross, accompanied by Helen Maddox and Alan Graham, to include Schumann’s Frauen-Liebe und Leben and John Maxwell Geddes’ … 

Classically Chilled Piano

Classically Chilled Piano

Rich Batsford’s Classically Chilled Piano is exactly that. 

Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett’s new album In Conflict was released in 2014. 

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

There can be few more atmospheric settings in which to experience Fauré’s Requiem Mass than by candlelight in the historic St Giles’ Cathedral. 

Songs of Scotland

Songs of Scotland

Join the National Youth Choir of Scotland as it presents a patriotic programme of Scottish songs, including John Gardner’s A Burns Sequence, a dynamic setting of eight poems by Sco… 

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

Masterpieces for Piano Four Hands

Two Japanese-born pianists based in Tokyo and Berlin perform a wide variety of brilliant duets covering Grieg’s much-loved Peer Gynt, the classic duets of Dvorak and Debussy as wel… 

Art Song and Operatic Arias

Art Song and Operatic Arias

A programme of varied art song and a smattering of Operatic favourites from around the world including Mozart, Ravel, Shostakovich, Korngold, Schumann, Berlioz and Bizet. 

Cole Porter Classics Late

Cole Porter Classics Late

Night and Day, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Everytime You Say Goodbye. 

The Furies

The Furies

Durham’s Ethrael Theatre presents a musical adaptation of Aeschylus’s The Furies, a tale of vengeance, honour, justice and mercy. 

Violin Variations

Violin Variations

In Violin Variations, Ian Peaston invites the audience to share his passion for experimenting with his electric violin and looping set-up. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-4

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-4

Michael Harris, organist of St Giles’ Cathedral, puts the world-renowned Rieger organ in St Giles’ through its paces, with music including JS Bach Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541,… 

Golden Age of Violin Playing (1920-1940) Recital: Violin and Piano

Golden Age of Violin Playing (1920-1940) Recital: Violin and Piano

Sonata in E major by George Frideric Handel, Violin Concerto in E minor by Jules Conus, Suite from Much Ado About Nothing by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and an arrangement of Deep Rive… 

Greyfriars Concert

Greyfriars Concert

Perth Youth Orchestra is one of the UK’s oldest youth orchestras, having recently celebrated its 50th birthday. 

Pipa (Jing-hua Gao) and Erhu (Zhi-qin Zhu)

Pipa (Jing-hua Gao) and Erhu (Zhi-qin Zhu)

Pipa and erhu are commonly nicknamed as Chinese lute and Chinese violin. 

Bei Strauss

Bei Strauss

Gillian Keith, soprano. 

Song to Me – The Music and Songs of Julian Wagstaff

Song to Me – The Music and Songs of Julian Wagstaff

The popular Scottish composer presents highlights from his chamber music, musicals and operas. 

Tommy Foggo – Superhero

Tommy Foggo – Superhero

Tommy Foggo and his cello are a superhero duo going on epic adventures, overcoming impossible odds – singing and sharing fun with friends along the way! Coffee/tea, fruit juice a… 

Gershwin Late

Gershwin Late

Rhapsody in Blue, Embraceable You, Summertime, I Got Rhythm and more – Gershwin’s greatest hits remastered by virtuoso pianist Viv McLean. 

Cathedral Chamber Music – String Quintet

Cathedral Chamber Music – String Quintet

Senior players from St Mary’s Music School perform Schubert’s final chamber work, the sublime String Quintet in C major and a new work by Tom David Wilson. 

Wriggle Around the World

Wriggle Around the World

Recitals for Wrigglers are concerts especially tailored for babies and toddlers, delivered by a professional violinist and cellist. 

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

Pianists of Edinburgh Napier University

Students of Edinburgh Napier University return to the Fringe to perform a wonderful selection of solo piano repertoire, including works by Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Brahms. 

Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas

Mendelssohn Cello Sonatas

Tim Cais and Chris Harding present two recitals of cello and piano music focusing on the works of Felix Mendelssohn, including both Cello Sonatas and the stunning Variations Concer… 

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

Cathedral Coffee Concerts – Free

A composer a day: John Bryden will play music by Elgar, Mozart and Dvorák in three recitals on the Cathedral Steinway. 

Bach Hours

Bach Hours

Rare chance to hear Bach’s uplifting Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book) complete, plus a dozen modern contributions to the Orgelbüchlein Project – the project aiming to fill the… 

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly

Celebrating six years, Opera Bohemia returns with its most popular and successful production to date, Madame Butterfly. 

The Left-Handed Piano

The Left-Handed Piano

There are scissors, pens and other tools for lefties, but a lefty piano? Melodies on the piano are often confined to the right hand, supported by chords in the left. 

Debussy's Muse

Debussy's Muse

A retelling of the love affair between Debussy and high soprano Blanche Vasnier, blending songs and readings from letters, diaries and memoirs. 

Sonic Waves

Sonic Waves

After reaching his £2,000 crowd funding target in less than five days, this charismatic pianist has broadcast on Classic FM, BBC Radio 2 and 3, and was named as the Independent ne… 

Mozart's Gran Partita

Mozart's Gran Partita

Ian Munro leads the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble in Mozart’s charming Gran Partita for wind. 

Tangos for Tea

Tangos for Tea

Blend one part jazz sax with one part classical accordion for a refreshing musical brew. 

Figaro Fugit

Figaro Fugit

VoiceArc have compacted their production of Le Nozze di Figaro to just 70 minutes of fast furious Figaro fun for the Fringe: Figaro Fugit. 

Jazz Brunch

Jazz Brunch

Relaxed Sunday morning at 100 Princes Street. 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

The Cambridge Theatre Collective offer up a largely genderbent production of Shakespeare’s bloodiest tragedy, set in a high school. 

Breadth of Bach

Breadth of Bach

Organist David Hamilton returns to Canongate with a programme to illustrate the breadth of Bach’s genius. 

In Paradisum

In Paradisum

Enjoy a heavenly performance of Fauré’s Requiem in the Georgian splendour of St Andrew’s and St George’s West. 

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's

Harpsichords for St Cecilia's

John Kitchen brings to St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church a stunning new programme of lesser-known French music, 1680-1780, featuring a suite by Louis XIV’s petite merveille, … 

PianoPiano

PianoPiano

PianoPiano redefines modern classical music with this powerful show of original pieces dedicated to nine female trail-blazers. 

L'invitation au Voyage

L'invitation au Voyage

Let us transport you to France with a journey through some of the most beautiful French chanson of the 19th and 20th centuries including favourites of the repertoire from Fauré, L… 

Love Over Scotland – Haiku and Music

Love Over Scotland – Haiku and Music

An hour of pure delight. 

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Enjoy a showcase of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s finest piano students in this exciting nine concert series. 

Choral Celebration

Choral Celebration

St Giles’ Choir, directed by Michael Harris, with Peter Backhouse (organ) in a programme including Mozart Coronation Mass, Tippett Spirituals and Britten Rejoice in the Lamb. 

Sor and Giuliani

Sor and Giuliani

Fernando Sor and Mauro Giuliani were the greatest guitar composers and virtuosos in the classical era. 

Classical Music Night

Classical Music Night

Classical Music Concert @ connected - musical miscellany with the Rasaratnams. Enjoy a relaxing evening in an intimate venue with a selection of solo and chamber works. 

Cathedral Choir Concert: Haydn Nelson Mass with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Cathedral Choir Concert: Haydn Nelson Mass with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Powerful music by Haydn in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Cathedral. 

BBC: In Tune

BBC: In Tune

Join Sean Rafferty for BBC Radio 3’s vibrant drivetime programme. Live classical music, special guests and news from this year’s festivals. 

Stockhausen Tierkreis 40th Anniversary

Stockhausen Tierkreis 40th Anniversary

As part of a year-long project marking the 40th anniversary of Stockhausen’s Tierkreis (Signs of the Zodiac), a performance on organ with improvised percussion interludes by compos… 

Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Vivaldi The Four Seasons

The Bach Ensemble of Edinburgh, with soloists Robert Dick, Simon Graham, Sheena Jardine and Kate Miguda, return for a fourth time to perform Vivaldi’s ever-popular The Four Seasons… 

Cathedral Chamber Music – Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, Piano

Three of Scotland’s most exciting young professional musicians unite to perform ravishing repertoire for voice, viola and piano, including Brahms, Poulenc, Rubbra, Falla and Loeffl… 

Trios @ 3

Trios @ 3

Hans Gal - E major, Op. 

The Left-Handed Piano

The Left-Handed Piano

There are scissors, pens and other tools for lefties, but a lefty piano? Melodies on the piano are often confined to the right hand, supported by chords in the left. 

More Sax Before Midnight

More Sax Before Midnight

Heady musical cocktail of Fitkin, Nyman, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos served by master mixologists Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and James Sherlock (piano). 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

“O God, that I were a man,” Beatrice laments in Much Ado About Nothing’s fourth act. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-3

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-3

The internationally acclaimed recitalist Adriano Falcioni in a programme of dazzling virtuosity, including JS Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor (The Wedge) and concluding with Jo… 

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Dong Yi's Special Programme on the Zheng for Chinese Lovers' Day

Classical zheng performer, Yi Dong, is one of the only five soloists who has given a recital in China’s Great Hall of the People, and the soloist with the biggest number of public … 

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Heavysonic Solo Piano

Julian Layn is a classical composer and pianist. 

Shostakovich Late

Shostakovich Late

Prepare to be amazed by QUATTRO cello quartet from New Zealand, in their brilliant transcription of Shostakovich’s searing 8th quartet. 

Independence

Independence

Following their critically acclaimed 2014 Fringe debut, leading new music group Ensemble Thing return to Summerhall to perform John De Simone’s powerful, moving new work, Independe… 

Bach and Brahms

Bach and Brahms

The accomplished London-based cellist Anne-Isabel Meyer and Edinburgh pianist Chris Harding play three consecutive concerts of Bach’s Gamben Sonatas and Brahms’ magnificent Cel… 

Bach Cello Suites

Bach Cello Suites

Come and experience once again Anne-Isabel Meyer’s performances of the six Cello Suites over three days in St Cuthbert’s Parish Church. 

Accollage – Nordic Impressions

Accollage – Nordic Impressions

Accollage – The Accordion Orchestra of Lower Saxony (Germany) is proud to present its classical programme. 

C H O cello P I N

C H O cello P I N

Technical wizardry and impressive attention to detail. 

Maria Stuarda – Mary Queen of Scots

Maria Stuarda – Mary Queen of Scots

Bound by blood and only by bloody acts will they be free of one another. 

BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

BuskingBrahms Sings Art Song

BuskingBrahms sings art song melodies from great classical and traditional composers and poets of the 18-20th centuries and beyond. 

Concert for Piano and Virtual Symphony Orchestra

Concert for Piano and Virtual Symphony Orchestra

Mikel N’Dong will play the solo piano part and the orchestra part will be played live by a sequenced virtual symphony orchestra. 

Music for Strings

Music for Strings

Ian Munro leads the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble in music for strings including Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue. 

Guitarray

Guitarray

To celebrate his 20th Festival, Luca Villani plays a formidable array of the most beautiful compositions of his wide guitar repertoire. 

Bach to Baby Family Concert - The Soulful Cello

Bach to Baby Family Concert - The Soulful Cello

The critically acclaimed classical concert for baby, tot and you returns to Edinburgh! Children can dance, roam about and listen to music while you take a moment for yourself and e… 

Othello

Othello

Shakespeare’s tale of jealousy and revenge retold by a vibrant young cast. 

Cathedral Chamber Music – Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Piano

Exciting, young French pianist Louise Cournarie will give a recital on the Cathedral’s Steinway, including music by Handel, Schubert and Mendelssohn. 

Bach Concertos and Cantata

Bach Concertos and Cantata

An exciting all Bach programme: Concerto in C major for two Keyboards BWV 1061 with pianists John Cameron and Richard Beauchamp, Solo Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen with sop… 

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Guitars for St Cecilia's

Gordon Ferries and Stephen Morrison return with a new compilation to delight their many followers. 

Complete Brahms Symphonies

Complete Brahms Symphonies

The Orchestra of the Canongait and its conductor, Robert Dick, have been developing an enviable reputation over the past few years for the quality of their performances of some of … 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Old Saint Paul's Festival Evensongs

Traditional choral evensong and benediction in the catholic Anglican style with the renowned choir and organ of this historic church close to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. 

Old Saint Paul's Festival Masses

Old Saint Paul's Festival Masses

Traditional Catholic Anglican liturgy in this historic church close to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile with renowned choir and organ. 

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Fauré Requiem by Candlelight

Now in its 10th year, with nine sell-out years, the St Andrew Camerata return with this atmospheric late-night performance of Gabriel Fauré’s much-loved Requiem and Cantique de Je… 

All Chopin Recital

All Chopin Recital

A selection of favourite ballades, nocturnes, scherzos, waltzes, mazurkas, etudes and polonaises played by William Alexander (piano). 

Plainsong at Crichton

Plainsong at Crichton

Beautiful Crichton Church is host to the Scottish Plainsong Choir, recreating a mediaeval vespers for the Feast of the Assumption in this numinous setting. 

Bruhns Organ Works

Bruhns Organ Works

In the 350th anniversary of Bruhns’ birth, David Hamilton presents his complete organ works in the superb surrounding of Canongate Kirk. 

All in One

All in One

Two staves (and all the leger lines!) become one under Stefan Warzycki’s dextrous left hand, in two virtuoso piano recitals including works by Bach, Chopin (arrangement by Godowsky… 

Cadenza at the Fringe

Cadenza at the Fringe

Will Todd’s Mass in Blue (Scottish première), Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor, Tippett’s Five Negro Spirituals, performed by one of Scotland’s most exciting and versatile … 

Cathedral Chamber Music – Violin and Piano

Cathedral Chamber Music – Violin and Piano

Charlotte Rowan is recognized for her compelling, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. 

Metropolitan Cathedral Choral and Organ Vespers

Metropolitan Cathedral Choral and Organ Vespers

The traditional evening service with exquisite plainsong, and choral polyphony sung by professional voices, and concluding with a musical offering of a major organ work by Marcel D… 

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie is a hard play to get wrong. 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

There are many productions of reimagined Shakespeare plays that try to add a unique twist to the Bard’s work. 

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

If you like classical guitar and want to escape the bustling madness that is the Mile at 1pm in the middle of the Fringe, then you are going to enjoy Jonathan Prag’s hour long re… 

Worbey and Farrell's House Party

Worbey and Farrell's House Party

Ostensibly, Worbey and Farrell’s show is a piano recital. 

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra is forming a Chamber Orchestra to return to Greyfriars Kirk on Friday 14th August. 

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio

The Roseberry Trio play their third Fringe, presenting masterpieces for oboe, horn and piano by Herzogenberg and York Bowen, a gentle lullaby by Damase and Schumann’s fiery Adagio … 

Valour by Dom Mason

Valour by Dom Mason

Valour is a WWI Centenary-inspired composition by the composer and poet Dom Mason. 

Elgar Violin Sonata and Tartini Devil's Trill

Elgar Violin Sonata and Tartini Devil's Trill

Sheena Jardine (violin) and Stephen Doughty (piano) will perform the beautiful Elgar Violin Sonata and also Tartini’s famous Devil’s Trill Sonata. 

Schubert at Teatime

Schubert at Teatime

Music by Schubert including Grand Duo and Trout Quintet. 

Brahms the Romantic

Brahms the Romantic

Forming the cornerstones of the repertoire for clarinet and piano, the late Sonatas by Johannes Brahms are passionate and lyrical by turn, infusing Classical form with Romantic fee… 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has the potential to either be comedic gold or irritating lip-service, depending on the quality of the cast … 

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

Shit-Faced Shakespeare

In Macbeth, Act II, Scene 3, the Porter states “Drink [. 

Le nozze di Figaro

Le nozze di Figaro

Join Opera dei Lumi for a performance of Mozart’s vivacious comedy Le nozze di Figaro. 

Alasdair Cameron, a Piano Recital

Alasdair Cameron, a Piano Recital

Alasdair Cameron, former student of Louis Kentner and Joyce Hatto, debuted in London’s Royal Festival Hall’s Purcell Room. 

Stravinsky Late

Stravinsky Late

Four hands – two pianos – one flute. 

Beethoven Violin Sonatas

Beethoven Violin Sonatas

For the final concert in the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas series Lawrence Dunn (violin) and Gilmour Macleod (piano) play the Sonata No 3 in Eb major and the 10th and last Sona… 

Triveni

Triveni

Prabhat Rao is one of the leading Indian Classical vocalists of the younger generation in the UK today. 

Music of Two Nations

Music of Two Nations

Eddie McGuire, former Chairman of the Musicians’ Union (Scottish Region), and classical zheng performer Dong Yi, the first and so far only musician of any Chinese instrument to g… 

Guitar Multiverse

Guitar Multiverse

Declan Zapala is one hell of a talented guitarist. 

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-2

Celebrity Organ Recitals 2015-2

Tom Bell, one of Britain’s foremost young international recital organists, presents a programme centred on Schoenberg’s monumental Variations on a Recitative. 

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

Philomusica of Edinburgh make a welcome return to the wonderful acoustic venue St Mark’s Unitarian Church, where they were regular performers in the 1980s and 1990s. 

Mendelssohn and Schumann After Lunch

Mendelssohn and Schumann After Lunch

Mendelssohn, Schumann and romantic composers performed by international award-winning musicians Solem Quartet, Ruben Palma (cello), and pianists Jan Hugo, James Sherlock, Alexander… 

Hot Chocolate at 10

Hot Chocolate at 10

Back for a seventh year, relaxing music by candlelight in this historic and sensuous church provides the perfect end to your day. 

Organ Recitals in the City

Organ Recitals in the City

Come and enjoy organ music performed by young organists. 

Colin Kingsley in His 90s and Mozart in His 20s

Colin Kingsley in His 90s and Mozart in His 20s

Come to hear Colin Kingsley at 90 years old playing Mozart at age 22 (Sonata in C K309) and age 31 (Rondo in A minor K511), also stylish Schubert spring-like Grieg, idyllic Chabrie… 

Love and Death Late

Love and Death Late

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, and the obsessive passion of Janacek’s Intimate letters: a lethal late night musical potion with Stephen de Pledge … 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

16th sell-out series. 

Whither Must I Wander?

Whither Must I Wander?

Canadian baritone David John Pike and pianist Stephen De Pledge present a moving programme centred around Robert Louis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel set by Vaughan Williams, and Bu… 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

Works by Brahms and other 19th century masters. 

The Dispute

The Dispute

In the wicked game of love, who cheats first, men or women? To settle the debate, a prince conducts a scientific experiment into the human psyche and our primitive carnal desires. 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

Music by Chopin and other romantic composers performed by international award-winning musicians including cellist Matthew Sharp, Catherine Kwak, pianists Jan Hugo, James Sherlock, … 

Metropolitan Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts

Metropolitan Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts

Enjoy Scotland’s finest emerging professionals from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, our national conservatoire, with a rich variety of instruments and voices playing classical… 

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Pianos at One Lunchtime Concerts

Enjoy a showcase of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s finest piano students in this exciting nine concert series. 

The Pity of War

The Pity of War

David Corkhill conducts the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble and singers Stuart Murray Mitchell and Hugh Hillyard-Parker in his adaptation of a song cycle of the Wilfred Owen war poems … 

Akiko Okamoto Piano Recital

Akiko Okamoto Piano Recital

This talented, Japanese-born pianist returns to Edinburgh to perform two delightful programmes of piano works from Bach to Bartok, Mozart to Prokofiev, and including Beethoven, Cho… 

Running to Paradise

Running to Paradise

‘And all that I need do is to wish…’ The poetry of WB Yeats’ Running to Paradise accompanies new music by northern composer Michael Jon Smith (1941-2009) for flute, viola a… 

Bach to Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello Performed on Viola

Bach to Bach: Six Suites for Solo Cello Performed on Viola

Noted US violist Christine Rutledge returns to Edinburgh to perform her new transcription of Bach’s six cello suites. 

Organ Recitals @ St Cuthbert's

Organ Recitals @ St Cuthbert's

A series of six lunchtime recitals on the renowned Walker organ. 

The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of Edmonton

Edmonton: such an idyllic village. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven and contemporaries. 

Bach, Medtner and Schumann (Piano Recital)

Bach, Medtner and Schumann (Piano Recital)

Award-winning pianist Sasa Gerzelj-Donaldson returns to the Fringe for Bach’s French Suite No 5, Medtner’s Fairy Tales and Schumann’s Humoreske. 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

16th year sell-out series, award-winning musicians including Charlotte Ashton flute, Solem Quartet, Zelkova Quartet, Quattro (cello quartet), Françoise-Green piano duo, pianists J… 

Saxophone – Evolution and Revolution!

Saxophone – Evolution and Revolution!

Sue McKenzie and Ingrid Sawers, Scotland’s foremost sax and piano duo, present the historical musical journey of the saxophone. 

Aoidh: Japanese Girls Folk Trio

Aoidh: Japanese Girls Folk Trio

Imagine Karen Matheson singing Japanese-Ainu traditional songs at Royal Opera House in a Scottish soundscape, backed by Pink Floyd and Martha Argerich. 

Festival Masses

Festival Masses

Come and listen to one of Edinburgh’s finest church choirs perform sacred music in the liturgical context for which it was written, in the beautiful setting of this stunning church… 

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

Choral Evensong / Choral Eucharist

The professional chapel choir sings at the weekly interdenominational choral service in this extraordinary late Arts and Crafts building: truly one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems. 

Afternoon Noise

Afternoon Noise

A daily evolving production line of musicians and artists involved in and around the musical life of Jamie Sharp. Explore the hints on Twitter for more clues… 

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Cathedral Celebrity Organ Recitals – Free

Organists Steven Grahl (Peterborough Cathedral), Duncan Ferguson (St Mary’s Cathedral) and Donald Hunt (St Mary’s Cathedral) perform on consecutive Sundays on the Cathedral’s ‘Fath… 

Bach for Solo Violin

Bach for Solo Violin

Come and enjoy an hour of sonatas and partitas by J S Bach for solo violin performed by the Hungarian virtuoso, Tamas Fejes. 

Accordion Classics

Accordion Classics

Scottish classical accordionist Paul Chamberlain astounds with his virtuosic take on Mozart, Rossini, Rachmaninov, Piazzolla, Rossini, Wieniawski and more. 

Greyfriars Festival Sunday Worship and  Lunchtime Organ Classics

Greyfriars Festival Sunday Worship and Lunchtime Organ Classics

Celebrate the 25th birthday of the magnificent Peter Collins organ at Greyfriars Kirk with festival Sunday worship and a series of classic lunchtime organ recitals, featuring some … 

Free Fringe Music

Free Fringe Music

Experience the joy of live music at the museum.