Budapest Festival Orchestra
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Powerful, poetic, effortlessly charismatic, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti is one of todays most admired and cherished performers. She joins the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivn Fischer for the stormy lyricism of Brahmss joyful Violin Concerto, brimming with spontaneity and gypsy abandon.

Fischer and his Budapest players have one of the most exciting musical partnerships in the world today " it was Fischer who founded the Budapest Festival Orchestra in 1983, and the Orchestras intense, characterful performances are matched by his own distinctively daring insights.

They complement their radical reimagining of Mozarts darkly comic opera Don Giovanni this year, with two works full of joyful melody: Dvoks energising Eighth Symphony, and Schuberts warm Die Zauberharfe Overture.