Founded in 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival is a performing arts festival held over a period of three weeks in August each year in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. It is an international festival with programs covering the fields of opera, music, theatre, dance and visual art. From 2006 to 2014, the Festival Director and Chief Executive is Australian Jonathan Mills, who also has experience at the Melbourne Festival.
For its 65th holding in 2011, the festival adopted an Asian focus with roughly 140 events traditional and contemporary Asian performing arts performed at 11 venues around the city of Edinburgh. That year, the music festival featured performances by Indonesia’s Royal Yogyakrata Gamelan troupe, the sitar musician Ravi Shankar, sarod musician Amjad Ali Khan and other traditional Asian music, as well as a lineup of classical music performances by Asian musicians, including Chinese guitarist Xeufei Yang, Singapore’s Tang Quartet, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Chung Myung-Whun and the rising young Chinese pianist Lee Yundi among others. Also, Canada’s Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Britain’s Arditti Quartet performed contemporary music by the Japanese composers Toru Takemitsu and Toshio Hosokawa. On the theater program, there was a world premiere of an international joint production with Japanese and American actors performing a play based on novelist Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-up Bird Chronicles
directed by video artist Stephen Earnhart and using video technology from Japan and the U.S. From Japan, photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto was invited to give an exhibition of his work.
From 2015, the festival’s new director is Fergus Linehan, who has served as director of the Dublin Dance Festival and the Sydney Festival as director.
| festival name : ||Edinburgh International Festival|
| country : ||UK|
| city : ||Edinburgh|
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| period : ||2018.8.3 -> 2018.8.27|
| URL : ||http://www.eif.co.uk|