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Buxton International Festival 2021

We are delighted to announce programme highlights for Buxton International Festival 2021. 


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We thank Jennifer Pike for our third festive playlist of the festive season. Renowned for her “dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique” (Classic FM) the unique artistry of Jennifer Pike has taken the musical world by storm since she won the BBC Young Musician competition aged 12, while studying at Chetham’s School of Music. Her

  Klezmer-ish, four incredibly outward-looking classically trained musicians who met whilst playing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, have curated our second classical Christmas playlist for 2020. Drawing inspiration from the music of bygone travellers, the quartet explore the music of immigrants from various cultural backgrounds who left their homelands in pursuit of a different

To celebrate the festive season, we are delighted to share a series of classical Christmas playlists selected by Buxton International Festival artists with you. Pianist Martin Roscoe reveals his favourite pieces in this first collection. These can either be viewed individually on YouTube via the links below or watched as an entire playlist. Martin Roscoe’s

We are delighted to welcome Careane Wallace to the Board of Directors at Buxton International Festival.   Careane trained as a Chartered Accountant and is a practicing member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. She has worked in both practice and industry. During her time in practice, she was involved in financial

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Globally renowned countertenor Michael Harper has joined the Board of Directors at Buxton International Festival.  In addition to being a celebrated opera singer, having performed throughout Europe, the US and China, Michael is a vocal consultant and teacher.  He has given workshops, lectures, and master classes for Asolo Song Festival (Italy), the British Library (Edison

The Buxton Opera House crew lifting a giant blue head and moving it to a container at Longcliffe Quarries

A giant blue head, elaborate costumes and a 3 foot replica of the planet Jupiter were an unusual delivery for Peak District quarry firm Longcliffe!  The shipment arrived all the way from Austria and was met at the company’s Brassington site by crew from Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival. 

We are delighted to welcome Harriet Grubb to the BIF team as our new Marketing Manager. Emma Lloyd resigned at the beginning of the month to pursue her career in Rugby. We extend our best wishes to Emma and thank her for all the energy and effort she put into our Festival over the last

We are delighted to announce the appointment of an exciting young Arts Professional, Clara Marshall Cawley, as our new Associate Board Director. This position is treated as a director of the company but is not registered as a full director or trustee and has no voting rights. Being responsible for running an Opera Festival is a