Aberdeen International Youth Festival 01/08/12 - 11/08/12
Celebrating its 40th successful year, the Festival continues its commitment to nurturing and developing artistic and creative talent by providing world class venues for young people to perform to welcoming audiences.
AIYF began its life as a classical music festival in the 1960s in Switzerland and moved to Aberdeen in 1973, where orchestras and chamber musicians from across Europe gathered to perform and collaborate in a festival environment. Forty years later and the festival has now grown, modernised and includes even more genres of the youth arts movement including dance, theatre, opera and world music.
Now a truly international event, with participants travelling from all four corners of the globe to take part, AIYF is also committed to supporting emerging talent from across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Over the years AIYF has hosted more than 25,000 young people from around the globe, making it one of the biggest and most successful gatherings of youth talent held anywhere in the world.
AIYF brings more than 10 days of top class performances from around Scotland and the rest of the world.
It's not all about the big shows though, as AIYF continues to offer some of the most intimate classical and chamber music performances in Scotland through its series of ‘Up Close and Musical'. The Festival also delivers an ‘extended' programme of events, where our artists take their shows out to communities in rural areas and further afield around Scotland.
AIYF also offers inclusive, participatory workshops and master-classes such as the ‘Jazz Lab' the ‘Dance Lab' and ‘Splore', where up and coming artists can polish their craft.
The Festival team works throughout the year to guarantee that only the very best in youth talent is showcased at the festival, and to ensure that everyone, performers, audiences and participants have a wonderful, positive and unique experience at what is one of Scotland's leading creative gatherings.
- 02/10/12 Starlight Express
- 29/09/12 Philharmonia Orchestra
- 22/09/12 Saturday Night at the Auld Meal Mill
- 16/09/12 Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
- 14/09/12 The Cone Gatherers
- 07/09/12 Bill Bryson
- 04/09/12 British Science Festival
- 03/09/12 Chicago
- 02/09/12 Rhod Gilbert - The Man With the Flaming Battenberg Tattoo
- 30/08/12 Disco Inferno
- 25/08/12 30th City of Aberdeen Clydesdale Horse Show
- 25/08/12 Aberdeen Country Fair