Blüthner – Since 1853

Blüthner – Since 1853

The oldest family-run piano makers in the world endorse the work of Absolute Classics. Since 1853, Blüthner pianos have been exclusively manufactured in Leipzig, Germany and to this day, the Blüthner family of craftsmen and entrepreneurs…

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Perfect Partners

Perfect Partners

A successful collaboration between a classical music charity and a Crichton business has provided the opportunity for a Dumfries musician to create a new piece of chamber music. Absolute Classics and BDS, a company delivering award-winning…

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Huw Wiggin

Huw Wiggin

Multi-award-winning musician Huw Wiggin is one of the most popular saxophonists of his generation. Commonwealth Musician of the Year, First Prize and Gold Medal winner of the 2014 Royal Over-seas League Annual Music Competition, Huw is…

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Septura Brass

Septura Brass

Pioneers of brass chamber music, Septura Brass Septet, are enjoying their busiest season to date. Established in 2012 by trumpet player Simon Cox, and comprising some of London’s principal brass players, the septet have successfully redefined…

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Filip Pogády

Filip Pogády

Saturday 19th August Theatre Royal, Dumfries International concert violinist Filip Pogády mesmerises audiences across the world with his “beautiful” tone and “lightening-like virtuosity.” Yet the Slovakian-born musician who plays to audiences of thousands in some of…

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Guy Johnston Cello

Guy Johnston Cello

Described as “one of the most exciting and versatile British cellists of his generation” (The Strad), Guy Johnston says hard work and dedication are the key components to the success of a classical musician. At 36…

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Emma Johnson Clarinet

Emma Johnson Clarinet

Emma Johnson Clarinet. Saturday 12th August. Theatre Royal, Dumfries “Britain’s favourite clarinettist” takes to the stage of the Theatre Royal, Dumfries, on 12 August in the second concert of Absolute Classics 2017 Festival. Emma Johnson is…

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BDSDigital Arts & Business

BDSDigital Arts & Business

BDS is sponsoring Absolute Classics, a series of top flight classical music concerts, masterclasses and a ten day August festival to take place across Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in 2017-18. Absolute Classics, the creation of cellist…

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The Aurea Quartet

The Aurea Quartet

Manchester-based Aurea Quartet are a group of talented classical young musicians who simply love to play music together. The multi award-winning quartet play regularly for audiences throughout Britain and Europe, most recently a concert in the…

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Grace Mo, Piano

Grace Mo, Piano

Award winning, internationally acclaimed pianist Grace Mo was born in Taiwan, raised in Canada and lives in London. Very much in demand for her works both as a soloist and a chamber musician, Grace has won…

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Golden Moments with Aurea Quartet

Golden Moments with Aurea Quartet

FOUR of the UK’s most dynamic rising stars of classical music have returned to the region to give a set of concerts for Absolute Classics’ penultimate series in its 2016/17 programme. And audiences this weekend can…

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ANNA FEDOROVA: MUSIC FOR THE SOUL

ANNA FEDOROVA: MUSIC FOR THE SOUL

“I want the Dumfries and Galloway audience to experience the music each in their own way and, after my concert, each person to leave the hall having experienced some strong emotions. My hope is that I…

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A Magnificent Festive Opera

A Magnificent Festive Opera

The magic and splendour of the opera comes to Dumfries in time for the festive season when one of Scotland’s most exciting opera companies perform their “brilliant” version of a Tchaikovsky classic. Opera Bohemia comes to the…

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LEADING LIGHTS: London Soloists Ensemble

LEADING LIGHTS: London Soloists Ensemble

Three of the UK’s leading solo musicians come together in November to perform a number of concerts around the region for Absolute Classics’ continuing classical music series. Pianist John Lenehan, cellist Karine Georgian and violinist Lorraine…

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Great expectations: Gemma Rosefield

Great expectations: Gemma Rosefield

INTERNATIONALLY renowned cellist, Gemma Rosefield, plays to audiences of thousands in some of the biggest venues of the world. But the Pierre Fournier award-winner is equally as comfortable playing cello in any setting and to any…

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CLASSICAL MASTERCLASS OPPORTUNITIES

CLASSICAL MASTERCLASS OPPORTUNITIES

Young musicians have an extraordinary opportunity to learn from some of the best international stars of classical music for free. And a selection of the young talent will be given the chance to experience playing live to an…

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LISTEN AND LEARN: EVELYN GLENNIE

LISTEN AND LEARN: EVELYN GLENNIE

“A performer’s job is to perform to people. It doesn’t matter whether that’s in front of an audience of thousands in one of the world’s great concert halls or to a few in a village hall. It is…

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Opera’s ‘coolest soprano’ reaches out

Opera’s ‘coolest soprano’ reaches out

The The New York Times described her voice as “seductive enough to woo gods as well as mortals” and called her “opera’s coolest soprano.” Danielle de Niese’s extraordinary mix of potent charisma, powerful stage presence and…

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The food of love

The food of love

He is the winner of over ten international competitions, prizes and awards and a Rising Star for BBC Music Magazine and International Piano Magazine. He was described by Charles Rosen as “an impressive artist with remarkable,…

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