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Wojtek the Bear © David Smythe
Edinburgh

McFall’s Chamber: Warsaw’s Tango and Afterwards

By , 15 November 2018
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James Baillieu © Clive Barda
Edinburgh

Edinburgh Festival's Queen's Hall cycle closes with a Bernstein flourish

By , 25 August 2018
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Edinburgh

James Ehnes makes a dazzling EIF debut

By , 23 August 2018
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McFall's Chamber at the Fringe © McFall's Chamber
Edinburgh

Red Blue Balance: McFall’s Chamber's inspirational jazz fusion at the Fringe

By , 12 August 2018
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Takács Quartet © Amanda Tipton
Edinburgh

Takács Quartet heads east in Edinburgh

By , 11 August 2018
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François Leleux © Thomas Kost
Edinburgh

François Leleux makes SCO debut as conductor

By , 08 March 2018
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Karen Cargill © Ken Dundas
Edinburgh

From Naxos to Carthage: Ancient Classical Tales from Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble

By , 20 February 2018
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Catriona Morison © Julie Howden
Edinburgh

Cardiff 2017 winner Catriona Morison’s recital première in Edinburgh

By , 19 January 2018
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Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
Edinburgh

Manze and Fox’s brilliant Britten

By , 18 January 2018
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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Edinburgh

Ticciati revisits former glories with his SCO team

By , 11 January 2018
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Edinburgh

Pure delight: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet in recital in Edinburgh

By , 21 November 2016
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Edinburgh

Psappha and The Hebrides Ensembles celebrate 25 years of music-making

By , 09 November 2016
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Laura Margaret Smith (Muireall) and Andrew Dickinson (Iain) © Davie Gardner
Edinburgh

Hirda: Ancient and Modern intertwine in a beguiling new opera from Shetland

By , 03 December 2015
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Iestyn Davies © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Perfect Baroque: a memorable Theodora from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 22 October 2015
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McFall's Chamber © Douglas Robertson
Edinburgh

McFall's Chamber looks North: a discovery of music from the Baltic

By , 12 October 2015
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Dénes Várjon © Balazs Borocz
Edinburgh

Fine chamber playing from Budapest's visiting musicians in Edinburgh

By , 14 August 2015
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Angela Hewitt © Maria Teresa De Luca
Edinburgh

Angela Hewitt: a morning of Iberian splendour at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 13 August 2015
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© Andy Catlin
Edinburgh

Edinburgh Quartet: Youth

By , 27 May 2015
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Karen Cargill © K. K. Dundas
Edinburgh

Watching Over You - Karen Cargill sings new songs on the Journey of Motherhood

By , 20 May 2015
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Amy Dickson © Sony Classical
Edinburgh

Scottish Ensemble's "Sax Serenade" with Amy Dickson offers more than it first appears

By , 21 February 2015
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Quatuor Ébène © Julien Mignot
Edinburgh

Whoops for Haydn: Quatuor Ebène in Edinburgh

By , 26 January 2015
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Llŷr Williams © John Ferro Sims
Edinburgh

Timeless Beethoven from Llŷr Williams and the SCO in Edinburgh

By , 15 January 2015
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Llŷr Williams © John Ferro Sims
Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Llŷr Williams: a programme of concertos

By , 06 November 2014
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Beethoven's Egmont crowns a programme of story and stage

By , 01 November 2014
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Takacs Quartet © Keith Sounders
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Takács Quartet 02

By , 23 August 2014
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Piotr Anderszewski © Robert Workman
Edinburgh

Bach delivered with a flourish: Piotr Anderszewski at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 15 August 2014
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Steven Osborne © Benjamin Ealovega
Edinburgh

Alban Gerhardt and Steven Osborne excel at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 13 August 2014
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The Hebrides Ensemble © Sussie Ahlburg
Edinburgh

The road less travelled: Hebrides Ensemble at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 09 August 2014
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Hans Gál
Edinburgh

Edinburgh Quartet Celebrates Hans Gál

By , 15 June 2014
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Edinburgh

SCO Chamber: Janáček, Bartók & Fibich

By , 23 March 2014
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Rossen Gergov © Philippe Hurlin
Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra delights in Dvořák

By , 20 March 2014
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Hebrides Ensemble © Sussie Ahlburg
Edinburgh

Hebrides Ensemble: The Lads in Their Hundreds

By , 11 February 2014
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Edinburgh

Young singers on show in Edinburgh sing arias inspired by Sir Walter Scott

By , 07 February 2014
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra © Chris Christodoulou
Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Zacharias plays Mozart

By , 21 December 2013
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Peter Maxwell Davies  ©  Martin Lengemann
Edinburgh

Stravinsky and a Maxwell Davies première with Knussen and the SCO

By , 09 November 2013
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Joseph Swensen  ©  Ugo Ponte
Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Chamber Concert

By , 27 October 2013
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Sally Beamish  ©  Ashley Coombes
Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Pity of War

By , 24 October 2013
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Toru Takemitsu  ©  Schott Japan
Edinburgh

Hebrides Ensemble with Jane Irwin

By , 16 October 2013
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Edinburgh Quartet  ©  John Need
Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Quartet play Haydn, Prokofiev and Dvořák at Queen's Hall

By , 09 October 2013
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Quatuor Ébène  ©  Julien Mignot
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Quatuor Ébène at the Queen's Hall

By , 31 August 2013
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Andreas Haefliger  © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Andreas Haefliger plays Schubert and Beethoven

By , 17 August 2013
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Nikolai Lugansky  ©  Marco Borggreve, Naïve-Ambroisie
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Nikolai Lugansky at the Queen's Hall

By , 15 August 2013
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Chiaroscuro Quartet  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: The Chiaroscuro Quartet play Mozart and Schubert

By , 12 August 2013
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Scottish Ensemble  ©  Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
Edinburgh

Re-defining the string quartet? Scottish Ensemble at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

By , 08 June 2013
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Victor Villena playing bandoneon in Maria de Buenos Aires  ©  Andy Catlin
Edinburgh

Earthy tango from Mr McFall's Chamber in Piazzolla's María de Buenos Aires

By , 16 May 2013
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Edinburgh Quartet  ©  Jean Stoner
Edinburgh

Edinburgh Quartet play Haydn, Britten and Tchaikovsky at the Queen's Hall

By , 15 May 2013
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George Benjamin  ©  Robert Millard
Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra and George Benjamin celebrate Britten

By , 27 April 2013
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Richard Egarr  ©  Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra celebrate Britten with Purcell

By , 18 April 2013
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Brodsky Quartet  ©  Eric Richmond
Edinburgh

Brodsky Quartet spin the Wheel of 4Tunes in Edinburgh

By , 18 March 2013
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John Butt
Edinburgh

Dunedin Consort present the St Matthew Passion at Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

By , 17 March 2013
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