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14-Feb-2020

2020 Edinburgh Centenary Competition & Festival - Scotland

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Alena BulatetskayaThe 2020 Edinburgh Centenary Competition & Festival began with the first round of the Edinburgh Concerto Competition, held from January 31st to February 1st organised by the Edinburgh Competition Festival Association.

After 2 very full days of entries, accordionist Alena Bulatetskaya (picture left) playing Galliano Opale Concerto for Accordion is one of the finalists.

Further competitions for a variety of instruments and vocalists will be held from March 3rd to 14th in Edinburgh. Admission is free to over 100 classes, competitive and non-competitive, with 940 entries this year. The accordion solo class will be held on March 4th at St. Mark's Unitarian Church adjudicated by Paul Chamberlain.

The Final Concert of Highlights of the 2020 Festival, followed by the Final of the Concerto Class, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Friends of the Festival (conducted by Gordon Bragg), will be held at The Queen’s Hall on March 15th.

As this is their centenary year, organisers have planned special events and celebrations, together with normal festival classes.

These special events include:

February 1st to 28th: Exhibition in the Music Library, George IV Bridge – 100 years of the Edinburgh Competition Festival

March 15th: Highlights Concert & Concerto Final to be held in The Queen’s Hall. This will include a special Centenary Choir performance

March 29th: St Giles’ at Six - performances by some of the 2020 15 minute recital winners

May 17th: Centenary Concert at St Cecilia’s Hall - performances by distinguished former Festival winners

For details email: email@ecfest.org.uk
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