It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.
Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.
A Liadov Prelude Op. 11 No. 1
E Grieg Holberg Suite
D Kabalevsky Sonata No. 3 Op. 46
J Sibelius Valse triste Op. 44
C Sinding Fantaisies Op. 118 No. 2 Nocturne
H Sæverud Kjempeviseslaten (Ballade of Revolt)
S Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 2 Op. 36
Northern Skies was inspired by Kathryn Stott’s frequent travels to Scandinavia where she experienced the elegance of Grieg and Sinding, and the energy of Sæverud’s music. Lancashire born Kathryn Stott studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music and shot to fame when she was a prize-winner at the Leeds International Piano Competition 1978. She has given performances as a concerto soloist, chamber musician and recitalist throughout the world and has had many works written for her.