Press Releases

Buxton International Festival and The English Concert announce a new formal relationship

Buxton International Festival and The English Concert are very pleased to announce that going forward The English Concert will officially be an Associate Orchestra at the summer Festival. The new development comes after two years of involvement at Buxton focusing on the Festival’s choice of baroque operas. “We are delighted to cement our very good… Read more »

Lizzie makes sure you get a kick out of classics

Derbyshire-born violinist and singer Lizzie Ball  – who has played with pop legends Jeff Beck and the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson  –  returns to her musical roots in Buxton International Festival in July. Lizzie, who grew up in Hathersage and attended Lady Manners School in Bakewell, has played on stage with Rock and Roll’s royalty… Read more »

European recognition for Buxton International Festival’s work in the community

Buxton International Festival’s success in inspiring young people in the community has won recognition from a jury of influential European arts experts. The Festival has been selected to receive the Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe (EFFE) Label, making it part of a community of Europe-wide organisations noted for their artistic quality and significant impact… Read more »

Street scene is backdrop for classical music

A museum dedicated to a designer who was quite literally streets ahead of his time is the venue for an evening of music and food organised by the Friends of Buxton International Festival. One of the best-known British designers of the 20th Century, David Mellor was responsible for improving the UK’s street scene with his… Read more »

Buxton International Festival makes the Times top 50

Buxton International Festival has been named as one of 2017’s top 50 must-see events around the globe by music critics at The Times. The Festival, from July 7 to 23, now ranks alongside Glastonbury, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound and Edinburgh International Festival, according to the newspaper. “Centred on Frank Matcham’s jewel-like Opera House, the Festival honours… Read more »

Festival puts Buxton on the international map

Buxton International Festival launched its 2017 season with queues outside the box office and every hotel in town already booked for the two weeks of first-class opera, concerts and literature it will present in July. Festival Chairman Felicity Goodey told the launch party in Buxton Opera House that the 38-year-old festival was now truly international,… Read more »

Buxton International Festival – Booking Opens

2017 Headlines and Highlights The 2017 Buxton International Festival is an exciting blend of world-class opera, a selection of the finest musicians in the current classical music scene and popular authors and thinkers of today. Randall Shannon, the Festival’s Executive Director commented “Our culturally stimulating programme for 2017 presents the very best of music, opera… Read more »

Buxton Festival Receives Support for Arts Award

Cllr Caitlin Bisknell of Derbyshire County Council presented a cheque for £600 to Buxton Festival on Monday from the ‘Members Community Leadership Grant Scheme’. The grant will help Buxton Festival deliver Arts Award at Harpur Hill Primary School this year. While completing Arts Award the children learn about all the great art and culture that… Read more »

2017 Music Series announced

2017 Music Series announcement – Buxton International Festival press release The 16-day Music Series at Buxton International Festival 2017 is an exhilarating blend of some of the finest musicians in today’s classical music scene This year the Festival is presenting a rare array of pianists of unequivocal renown: Paul Lewis, Melvyn Tan, Christian Blackshaw and… Read more »