HP Artists feature at Edinburgh International Festival 2022
The Edinburgh International Festival is back, and with 12 artists and our touring team heading to the Festival, it’s going to be a busy period for our HarrisonParrott artists.
At the end of his first season as Principal Conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra on 7 August. The programme includes excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet as well as Missy Mazzoli’s new Violin Concerto, Procession, played by Jennifer Koh.
On 9 August, Principal Guest Conductor Elim Chan returns to the Festival to lead the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in a programme of Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra and Liszt’s first Piano Concerto, which will be brought to life by Lukáš Vondráček.
Anne Sofie von Otter brings Songs of Love and Death to The Queen’s Hall with pianist Christoph Berner and the Quatuor Van Kuijk on 10 August, featuring the works of Schubert and Rufus Wainwright.
Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to the Festival with a mixed programme covering three centuries of music in a solo recital at Usher Hall on 11 August.
Katarina Dalayman, Hanna Hipp and James Ley join Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra on 14 August for a concert performance of Salome, in the roles of Herodias, A Page and Second Nazarene respectively, conducted by Edward Gardner.
Víkingur Ólafsson will perform the Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Edward Gardner. The concert will take place at Usher hall on 15 August.
Golda Schultz presents the UK premiere of This Be Her Verse accompanied by Jonathan Ware at The Queen’s Hall on 17 August. The programme showcases the works of Clara Schumann, Emilie Mayer, Rebecca Clarke, Nadia Boulanger and the newly-commissioned titled song cycle from composer Kathleen Tagg and librettist Lila Palmer.
Lisa Batiashvili performs at the Festival with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin on 26 August, the first performance in a European tour to celebrate the release of her latest album. Secret Love Letters is released on Deutsche Grammophon on 19 August and features Szymanowski’s First Violin Concerto, which she performs in Edinburgh, and Chausson’s Poème for violin and orchestra.
Our touring team heads to the Festival on 27 August with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and their current Chief Conductor Susanna Mälkki and soloist Andreas Haefliger. Mälkki and the orchestra bring a rare authenticity to the music of their compatriot Sibelius: Tapiola is a stirring tribute to Finland’s ancient forest spirit.