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Edinburgh, Festival City of Music

Our beautiful city of Edinburgh, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, is a captivating mix of elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town, medieval lanes and cobbled streets in the Old Town, and an inimitable sense of atmosphere and vibrancy throughout the city, especially during the month of August when the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe dominate the city with hundreds, if not thousands, of performances and events.

Artistic and cultural life thrives all year round in Edinburgh. Musically the city offers some splendid venues including the grand Usher Hall which is on our doorstep and St Cecilia’s Hall of the University of Edinburgh, The Queen’s Hall close by, enabling our pupils to hear outstanding soloists and orchestras (including Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Hebrides Ensemble, Scottish Ensemble and Dunedin Consort, all of whom support our work), as well as specialised baroque and contemporary ensembles and live opera. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is just 50 minutes away in Glasgow.

There is a visit into town, for an orchestral or chamber music concert, to the opera or ballet every week of the school year.

Discover some of our concert venues