2015 Edinburgh International Festival programme announced

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianists Lang Lang and Yuja Wang are among the classical performers heading to Edinburgh this summer.

Anne-Sophie Mutter violinist

The 2015 Edinburgh Festival runs 7th August to 31 August and includes performances by over 2,300 artists across classical music, opera, theatre and dance.

Among the highlights this year are concerts including a performance of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons by Anne-Sophie Mutter, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring conducted by Valery Gergiev, Mozart's The Magic Flute performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and performances by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Scottish Opera.

This year's festival also boasts plenty of big-name soloists including pianists Lang Lang and Yuja Wang, percussionist Colin Currie and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.

Fergus Linehan, the director of the Edinburgh International Festival said: "I believe that being in Edinburgh in August opens your mind and makes you more ambitious, more thoughtful, more generous and more connected. Edinburgh in festival season has the power to leave you changed and changed for the better."

Full details of the festival programme can be found at the Edinburgh International Festival website.

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