After a year of cancellations and logistical chaos, many classical music festivals are looking forward to reopening their doors this summer. We take a look at the best and most exciting festivals on offer!
This page will serve as a hub for information on worldwide classical music festivals, and will be added to regularly.
Bravo! Vail Music Festival
24 June - 4 August
Tel: +1 877.812.5700
Top image: ©Zach Mahone. Bottom image: ©Tomas Cohen
Set in the stunning natural beauty of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, Bravo! Vail's 34th season features the triumphant return of resident orchestras Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Dallas Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and some of the first live performances by the New York Philharmonic since March 2020.
As the originator of the 'Music Box', Bravo! Vail brings back its mobile stage concerts to neighborhoods throughout the Vail Valley alongside its world-class chamber series.
Pianists include Bravo! Vail Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott, Daniil Trifonov, Yefim Bronfman, Conrad Tao, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Alessio Bax, and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival
Tel: +47 913 98 640
The Norwegian classical music festival, which takes place on the spectacular Lofoten Islands, celebrates classical masterworks in 25 concerts.
The ambitious programme presents the beauty, the virtuosity, the frivolity, and the complexity that are to be found in the world of classical music. The festival’s line-up of musicians will perform concerts in churches, concerts halls, restaurants and art galleries, spread out in Lofoten.
The fascinating scenery of Lofoten becomes a natural part of the festival experience.