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.

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 Ensemble, (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 Orchestra of Scotland (NYoS) (UK)
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We are delighted that the National Youth Orchestra Scotland (NYOS) will be starting its 2017 tour at AIYF under conductor Thierry Fischer – previous music director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra. With a programme, inspired by The Americas, that includes “American in Paris” from George Gershwin and “Symphony No. 3” byAaron Copland. We are sure this will be a concert of the highest quality. Another highlight of the evening will... 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 the Hebrides Ensemble, one of Scotland’s leading music organisations, with two ensembles from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The Hebrides Ensemble will also be performing as part of this concert. Click here for more information... SEE DETAILS »
GMO, (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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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 tuitionWorkshopsMasterclassesPerformance opportunitiesNESMS brings internationally recognised tutors to Aberdeen on a regular basis so that students do not have to travel in... 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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