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.
G Tartini Violin Sonatas Op. 1
Following successful appearances at BIF including the much-praised 2019 opera, Lucio Papirio Dittatore, Adrian Chandler returns to Buxton. Together with members of La Serenissima he will perform a selection of violin sonatas composed in the style of Corelli to mark the 250th anniversary of the virtuoso violinist Giuseppe Tartini’s death. La Serenissima is recognised as the UK’s leading exponent of the music of eighteenth century Venice and connected composers. Uniquely, they undertake original research and editorial work to present world-class musical performances in concert. They have been praised for their ‘fresh approach’ (BBC Music Magazine), ‘dazzling inventiveness’ (The Strad Magazine) and singled out for their ‘difference in attack’ from other orchestras (The Independent).