Men­delssohn on Mull Fes­ti­val

The Oban Times - - Scotfest17 -

Founded by renowned vi­o­lin­ist Leonard Fried­man in 1988, the Men­delssohn on Mull Fes­ti­val July 2- 7, has be­come one of Scot­land's most bril­liant is­land mu­si­cal events. Fea­tur­ing con­certs at var­i­ous venues around Mull, Iona, Oban as well as fur­ther afield in Scot­land and Eng­land, the fes­ti­val is a chance for promis­ing young pro­fes­sion­als de­velop their skills in the field along with pro­fes­sional men­tors. Artists on this year's bill in­clude Leonardo Giovine, An­to­nia Ke­sel, Tom Cong­don, Fiona Robert­son, Chris­tine Anderson, An­dre Gaio Pereira, Fear­gus Egan and Josh Sal­ter.

The reper­toire will fo­cus on Men­delssohn's Octet, in a new edi­tion by Richard Jef­f­coat, who presents it in its orig­i­nal form, as writ­ten by the

16-year- old com­poser. Other of­fer­ings in­clude quar­tets by Haydn, Dvo­rak and Shostakovich and a Mozart pi­ano con­certo. The con­certs are free, and will be held in stun­ning, in­ti­mate venues, such as Iona Abbey, St John's Cathe­dral, Duart Cas­tle and Cre­ich Church.

With a mis­sion of ' Nur­tur­ing a deeper un­der­stand­ing of the art of cham­ber mu­sic for per­former and au­di­ence alike,' Men­delssohn on Mull is not to be missed by clas­si­cal mu­sic lovers and bud­ding mu­si­cians.

The fes­ti­val is spon­sored by Sound Waves, a char­ity ded­i­cated to the ad­vance­ment of arts, her­itage and cul­ture in Scot­land. For more in­for­ma­tion and events list­ing, visit sound­wavess­cio. org. uk.

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