Performers

Once the core offering of AIYF, the classical music and orchestral strand of the festival is still as strong as ever, with impressive orchestras performing in Aberdeen’s most iconic venues, to the daytime concert series, ‘Up Close & Musical’, providing audiences with an opportunity to experience the next generation of professional musicians.

Raucous Rossini
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Raucous Rossini is an acclaimed young opera company that provides an opportunity for emerging singers and musicians to engage in Italian opera. Based in Glasgow, and largely consisting of musicians trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Raucous Rossini has toured the UK and Italy three times. Raucous Rossini exists to help take opera and classical music to a wide variety of venues and audiences. Many... SEE DETAILS »
Amy Birse, Winner of GYO Concerto Competition (UK)
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Amy Birse was born in Aberdeen. She began learning violin at age eight initially studying with Julian Maunder and currently with Jean Fletcher. Aged fifteen, Amy achieved both her grade 8 violin and grade 8 piano with distinction. Since then, Amy has toured China and performed in the Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland... SEE DETAILS »
The Ricciotti Ensemble (The Netherlands)
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The Ricciotti ensemble began as street symphony orchestra under the motto "Art on the street", with giving street concerts everywhere and for everyone. Ricciotti concerts almost never take place in concert halls, but mostly on the streets, in homes and prisons or other places where people hardly come into contact with music. Click here for more information Ricciotti's Youtube Channel... SEE DETAILS »
Roslin String Quartet, (UK)
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The Roslin String Quartet comprises of recent graduates and students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The Roslin String Quartet members are committed classically trained musicians who are passionate about ensemble playing. Click here for more information... SEE DETAILS »
NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRAs OF SCOTLAND (NYOS) present NYOS symphony orchestra (UK)
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The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is sad to announce, that due to unforeseen circumstances, conductor Thierry Fischer will no longer be able to join NYOS Symphony Orchestra for its 2017 Summer Tour. We are however, delighted to announce Michael Francis as Thierry's stand-in. NYOS Symphony Orchestra worked with Michael during its 35th anniversary year in 2014, developing a special rapport and gaining four and five-star reviews throughout... SEE DETAILS »
Chamber Music Project Concert: Hebrides Ensemble & RCS Chamber Ensembles, (UK)
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This concert is the culmination of an intense 3 day masterclass led by Hebrides Ensemble, one of Scotland’s leading chamber music collectives, with two ensembles from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Hebrides Ensemble musicians will also be performing as part of this concert. Click here for more information ... SEE DETAILS »
Giovanni Musicisti Ossolani, (Italy)
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The GMO Orchestra was set up in 2001 with the purpose of giving young musicians the opportunity to have their first orchestral experience. The Orchestra never stopped growing and is now made up of about 90 players aged between 10-25 years old coming from Northern Italy and Switzerland. The groups repertoire is inspired by music from the most beautiful soundtracks from some of the best... SEE DETAILS »
Tim Kadlec, (Czech Republic)
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Tim Kadlec, student of Conservatoire Brno and Academy of Performing art in Prague. Renowned flautist in Czech Republic, is a laureate of several international competitions. Tim Kadlec's Youtube Channel ... SEE DETAILS »
North East of Scotland Music School (NESMS) (UK)
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North East of Scotland Music School A Centre for Musical Excellence     The North East of Scotland Music School is a renowned centre of music tuition.  Located in Aberdeen City Centre, it serves the whole of the North East of Scotland including the Highlands and Islands.   Founded in 1975 by Dorothy Hately, NESMS provides promising musicians with:   One-to-one tuition Workshops Masterclasses Performance opportunities   NESMS brings internationally recognized tutors to Aberdeen... SEE DETAILS »
Aberdeen & North East of Scotland Music Festival, (UK)
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Aberdeen & North East of Scotland Music Festival is Aberdeen’s oldest and most original music, drama and dance festival and takes place annually in June. It was founded in 1909 by Stanford Terry, a professor of History at Aberdeen University, who wanted to encourage music making and performance in the North-East of Scotland. The festival adopts the motto Sir Henry Walford Davies used, which was... SEE DETAILS »

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