The 19th century was a time of seismic developments for the piano, and Paris was at the epicentre of these as many virtuosi made it their home.
Join classical trio Oscen Ensemble as they explore works by female composers in their Song for the Forgotten Rose.
In this new work, Peter D Robinson – MTM: UK nominee for Best Composer on the Fringe 2007 for Sailing to Tomorrow – combines ancient and contemporary, sacred and secular texts …
A concert of new music for solo piano.
An evening of good old-fashioned Scottish entertainment featuring some of Edinburgh’s best-known performers.
‘Everything starts with a dream’.
A sparkling programme of classical piano music, from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to the magnificent Norma Fantasy by Liszt.
A selection of music by Ludovico Einaudi, performed by talented pianist Ailsa Aitkenhead. Contemplative and beautiful classical piano in a gorgeous ambience.
Performances of Highland bagpipes and small pipes by the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society and guests. Featuring light music and piobaireachd.
Join us on a tour through medieval and renaissance Europe, playing period instruments of every kind: cornetts, sackbuts, serpents, viols, rebecs, fiddle, violins, shawms, curtals, …
Gunnar Berg (1909-1989) GAFFKY’s.
Join talented duo Leila Marshall and Ailsa Aitkenhead for an evening recital of lyrical and rousing works for flute and piano.
Brass Tracks return triumphant after their last Fringe sell-out success with a new show bringing the excitement of brass to a beautifully balanced programme of classical and contem…
Dynamic Manchester-based wind quintet Festivo Winds present an evening of French music culminating in a performance of Poulenc’s dazzling sextet for piano and winds.
Renowned UK singer/pianist Jeremy Sassoon presents and performs his history of Jewish songwriters from the piano, supported by his trio.
An evening of good, old-fashioned Scottish entertainment, featuring some of Edinburgh’s best-known performers.
Battleship Potemkin is a classic 1925 Soviet silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein.
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…
Alasdair Cameron ‘the Master’ (EdinburghGuide.
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…
Russian and Scottish piano music. Tommy Fowler (born 1948): Remergence. Medtner (1880-1951): Sonata Reminiscenza, Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Piano Sonata Number 2.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Richard Michael performs a wide-ranging programme of standards looking back on a distinguished career, whilst looking forward to new possibilities…
Estonian epic tale Kalevipoeg is written in songs, and NUKU choir is performing these old runic songs mixed with contemporary jazz, adding an ancient storytelling touch to the perf…
Discover new solo guitar music inspired by stories and experiences of landscape, exploration and human endurance.
MTM Musical Theatre Awards nominee: Best Composer for Sailing to Tomorrow, 2007.
Music of great halls, cathedrals and servants’ quarters is brought to life by the group who have been delighting Fringe audiences since 1973.
Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo, there is not a lot of piping in Edinburgh during August.
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.
Pianist and educator Richard Michael BEM celebrates his 70th birthday by appearing with family members, Paul Michael (bass), Hilary Michael (violin and sax) and Joanna Duncan (viol…
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…
Betty is a bit of a dog in the manger.
Icelandic folk songs and bits of Icelandic culture.
Singing and dancing from Burkina Faso reflecting both traditional and new music.
Scotland’s own guitar virtuoso debuts an all new show exploring in trio format, various stringed instruments.
The collaboration between bassist and composer Ilaria Capalbo and pianist/composer Stefano Falcone is a project that has evolved over a few years since the pair met during studies …
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.
Celebrated pianist, composer and broadcaster Richard Michael BEM pays homage to the song-writing talents of another Richard in a programme of his best known tunes – song-writing …
Opera Allegra’s chamber version of Verdi’s popular opera La Traviata uses just three voices with piano but has a contemporary twist.
Alasdair returns with another Romantic programme.
Award-winning pianist Richard Michael BEM imagines a meeting between two of the greatest pianists in the history of jazz piano – Fats Waller and Dave Brubeck.
The music of great halls, cathedrals and servants’ quarters is brought to life by the group who have been delighting Fringe audiences since 1973.
Since 2013 Brass Tracks have entertained audiences across Scotland in concert halls, cathedrals, cinemas, theatres and even shopping centres.
Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo, there is not a lot of piping in Edinburgh during the Fringe.
Alfred Hitchock’s classic 1927 horror film with live music performed by Gladstone’s Bag: a six-piece ensemble of piano, two violins, flute, clarinet and trumpet and also featuring …
From prehistory to 1877, you choose which version of Scotsman JT Stewart’s Palmerston will be told through music by one of New Zealand’s celebrated Maori instrument makers and his …
A musical cocktail of golden standards, sultry blues and 60s grooves arranged for guitar, voice and double bass.
The Gin Chronicles in New York is the latest saga in this well-established series that by now has something of a following.
This dynamic Edinburgh duo are back with another lovely programme of music for violin and piano.
One of Scotland’s most respected musicians and a versatile keyboard improviser in all styles, Richard Michael BEM brings his dazzling fingers and presentation skills to the fore in…
Musical gems from the Great American and British Songbooks.
“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…
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 …
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.
Music of the Great Highland bagpipe in a variety of forms played by members of the Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society and friends, displaying the quality and enduring appeal of the ins…
The History of Jazz Piano is now expanded into a journey over three nights taking in the greatest jazz pianists from Fats Waller to Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans.
Alasdair Cameron ‘one of Scotland’s foremost’ (Glasgow Cultural Services).
If you want a break from the theatre and live performances, if you want to try a calmer, different kind of show, this late-night screening of The Cabinet of Dr.
An ear-opening recital of music for Horn and Piano – including an Elgar first – by leading Edinburgh musicians, Neil and Gill Mantle.
Celebrating the music of Peter D Robinson (MTM nominee, Best Composer on the Fringe, 2007) this concert features music from a range of productions.
Elspeth Wyllie plays Elgar’s own transcription for piano of his ‘Enigma Variations’ and a selection of short pieces by other English composers.
Elgar songs for solo and trio featuring Judith Gardner Jones and pianist Richard J Lewis, with Madeleine Trépanier, and Alicia Pettit.
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…
Although the world becomes ever smaller, big questions about our existence and purpose remain.
Neil and Kathryn offer a unique blending of Scottish smallpipes, clarinet, vocals, guitar, whistles and maybe Highland pipes.
Piano four-hands programme by two young French artists.
Songs you know and love presented by cabaret specialists Patrice and Richard, who have performed on the east coast in the US, Hawaii, Ireland and on cruise ships.
Interrupt the Routine returns as 1940s radio group The Misfits of London for another highly enjoyable adventure of The Gin Chronicles.
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…
Hear an acknowledged master of all styles of improvisation delve into as many variations as he can pack into a solo concert.
David Corkhill conducts the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble in Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and his own St Francis.
The music, song and dance of the Medieval and Renaissance worlds is brought to life by the city’s famous early music group.
Philomusica of Edinburgh give a performance of Vivaldi’s popular Four Seasons.
Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo there is not much piping at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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.
Two late night showings of Murnau’s classic 1922 German expressionist film Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror, with live music provided by the ensemble Gladstone’s Bag.
Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe for the third time following two years of near capacity audiences.
World premiere: a theatrical adaptation of Canadian Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro’s moving and enigmatic short stories of her Scottish ancestors’ emigration.
Herald Angel 2015 award-winning show from traditional legend Cathal McConnell (Boys of the Lough) in concert with Scottish composer/harpist Karen Marshalsay and Glenfiddich fiddle …
Waldorf Wayfarers – Directed by Australian composer Judith Clingan, 20 students and teachers from Waldorf or Steiner schools in Australia and Taiwan will give an hour’s program…
After their great success last year, Interrupt the Routine are back with a brand new episode of The Gin Chronicles.
After his sell-out show at Le Crazy Coqs in Piccadilly London, Gary celebrates Mathis and his enduring legacy of beautiful music such as Misty, A Certain Smile and When a Child is …
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s wisdom-packed novella is brought to Edinburgh by the Waldorf Wayfarers – 18 multi-faceted performers, both students and teachers, from Waldorf or Stei…
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…
For one night only we invite you into the blissful, exciting musical worlds of Johannes Brahms, Frank Bridge and Hermann Reutter.
Edinburgh debut concert of the Berlin-based Tegel Quartet.
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…
Renowned traditional music genius, Cathal McConnell, founding member of the Boys of the Lough is joined by Christine Hanson on cello and Duncan Wood on fiddle, for an unmissable co…
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…
The popular Scottish composer presents highlights from his chamber music, musicals and operas.
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.
Join Buddha Maitreya, an enlightened meditation teacher who sings his own enchanting songs, at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.
It isn’t just through watching the plays of the Bard that you can get a taste of culture here at the Fringe; the Edinburgh Renaissance Band are bards of a different sort.
Accollage – The Accordion Orchestra of Lower Saxony (Germany) is proud to present its classical programme.
Strangely, apart from the Military Tattoo, there is not much piping in Edinburgh during the Festival.
This acclaimed Cumbrian chamber choir returns to the Fringe with a programme of lively and sun-filled choral works from Spain, composed over the last hundred years.
Yorkshire-based Sundown Swing return to the Fringe following their successful debut last year with near capacity audiences.
Sheena Jardine (violin) and Stephen Doughty (piano) will perform the beautiful Elgar Violin Sonata and also Tartini’s famous Devil’s Trill Sonata.
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…
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.
A comedy that ironically centres around two failing comedians should find humour in the ineptness of these characters.
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.
Interrupt the Routine takes a trip back in time to the 1940s, where their broadcast of a new radio play The Gin Chronicles is about to begin.
Scotsman Richard Michael leads his talented family on piano with his daughters Hilary Michael on violin and saxophone, Joanna Duncan on violin and xylophone, and nephew Paul Michae…
This one-off recital was a showcase of first-year talent from a group of
four classical pianists from Edinburgh Napier University.
Sasha returns to Fringe with an all new programme: Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Schumann’s Fantasiestucke Op.
Give Take’s Musical
Remedies are an exploration of the healing powers of the natural
Peter Seivewright performs piano music by the English romantic composer Cyril Scott (1879-1970).
Koji Takeuchi was born in Japan and began his search for truth in his
Andrea and Djordje Gajic make up the exciting violin/accordion duo, AdLibitum.
Brahms’ final chamber works, the Viola Sonatas, are versions made by the composer from his Clarinet Sonatas and contain all the drama and poignancy characteristic of this remarkabl…
Gladstone’s Bag presents a light-hearted programme of radio and TV themes, novelty instrumentals, characteristic pieces and music hall songs with special guest artiste Judith Bower…
Opera Alba’s aim is to provide luxury entertainment, accessible to all, offering a wide-ranging repertoire from opera’s greatest hits to traditional Scottish favourites in Derek Cl…
Ivor Novello: glamorous stage and screen star, author and matinee idol is mostly known today as a glorious melodic theatrical composer.
Hear the greatest jazz pianists come alive through keyboard virtuoso Richard Michael, BEM.
1 or 2 Things About Us
is a community production from Mixit Days, an inclusive theatre company who
work with disabled people and give them a chance to perform on the stage.
Darling Ghost is a collaboration between singer and pianist
Sheena Bernett, four woodwind musicians and two spoken word performers,
bringing what they describe as “theatrical a…
Every evening, the understated sacred space of St.
Ian Dunnett is an 18 year old, first year piano student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
DiapasonG choir from Bolzano, northern Italy performing a wide range of music.
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