Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason talk about the Edinburgh Festival
The brother and sister musicians talk about growing up with classical music, the sense of escape that music offers them, and the inspiring atmosphere of events like the International Festival, at which they perform on 7 August 2019.
During much of Gustavo Dudamel’s orchestra’s performance for the opening of the Edinburgh Festival, which consisted of several iconic film scores by composers from Max Steiner to John Williams, the LA Philharmonic was accompanied by flocks of shrieking seagulls, with some of the birds reportedly dive-bombing spectators.
Burgundy’s Musique Vin festival has quickly grown from its humble origins to encompass a rich diversity of elements, not least first-rate performances from international artists and an instrument loan scheme for young musicians. Charlotte Gardner spoke to those involved in this unique project
International tours bring a wealth of opportunities for discovering new cultures and audiences – along with less pleasant experiences such as jet lag and homesickness. Sarah Mnatzaganian asks string players for their travel tips