The best classical music festivals to attend around the world this summer

19 April 2021
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.


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Bravo! Vail Music Festival

24 June - 4 August

2271 N Frontage Rd W, Suite C
Vail, Colorado 81657
United States

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

5-11 July

Ørsnesveien 37, N-8310 Kabelvåg, Norway

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.