The Walled City Music Festival returns for it's eighth instalment

The Walled City Music Festival returns this weekend for four days of high-quality classical music concerts and events.

Formed in 2008 by Artistic Directors Dr Cathal Breslin and Dr Sabrina Hu, the Walled City Music Festival, which is now in its eighth year, is tasked with bringing outstanding classical music to the heart of Derry.

The idea behind the festival was to create access and opportunities and provide a much needed boost for the new generation of Classical Musicians in Northern Ireland and with the aim to create a brighter future for the young people all over the country, through inspiration, education, and exposure to the highest level in the arts. The Walled City Music Festival does just that with the many concerts and workshops it holds to inspire and excite through classical music.

Year on year, some of the finest classical musicians have taken part in the festival, and this year is no different.

The festival kicks off this Thursday at the Glassworks with Andy Akiho and Ian David Rosenbaum from 7.30pm, while Friday sees two performances of the Ulster University Music End-Of-Year Showcase, at 1.15pm at Christ Church and 7.30pm at Culturlann with both performances free to attend.

Pianist Jeremy Denk will take to the Glassworks on Saturday and is considered to be one of America’s foremost pianist. Sunday’s final night concert will feature Kirill Troussov, who returns to the Walled City Music Festival with a sumptuous programme of romantic masterworks.

Andy Akiho & Ian David Rosenbaum (Percussion)
Thurs 2 June, The Glassworks, 7.30pm


Jeremy Denk (Piano)
Sat 4 June, The Glassworks, 7.30pm


Kirill Troussov (Violin) & Cathal Breslin (Piano)
Sun 5 June, The Glassworks, 7.30pm


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