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Oxford Professor of Poetry to visit Haddo

We are delighted to be collaborating with The University of Aberdeen to bring you the first Haddo Arts event of 2024 – Classical Legacies: A Poetry Reading by A.E. Stallings, taking place in the Library at Haddo House at 2.30 pm on Monday 15 April. Elected as Oxford Professor of Poetry in June last year,…

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2023 – Another terrific Festival!

Haddo audiences thoroughly enjoyed this year’s festival programme which ran from 6 – 10 October. Baroque specialists Red Priest opened this year’s Haddo Arts Festival in lively fashion on Friday 6 October Their exuberant interpretation of music by Bach, Handel, Telemann and, of course, the red priest himself, Vivaldi, thrilled an enthusiastic audience. Piers Adams,…

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Baroque & Jazz Improvisation Bookends for Haddo Arts Festival

Red Priest – Not Just Baroque specialists What makes a Red Priest concert such an exciting, lively and unusual musical evening? Perhaps it’s the tremendously varied musical experience the members of the quartet bring to the party.  Cellist Angela East is not only recognised as one of the finest Baroque cellists playing today; her biography includes…

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Haddo Arts Hosts pianist Cristiana Achim’s Scottish Debut

Talented Romanian-born pianist Cristiana Achim is delighted to be making her Scottish debut during this year’s Haddo Arts Festival. Cristiana has strong links to north east Scotland. She has just graduated from the Royal College of Music in London, where she was taught by Professor of Piano Nigel Clayton, who is also visiting professor of…

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Haddo Arts Festival 2023 Line Up Announced

Read more about the exciting Haddo Arts Festival 2023 line up. We open on Friday 6 October with a Baroque Extravaganza from Red Priest, who wowed Haddo audiences in 2019 with their unique interpretation of Bach, Handel, Telemann and, of course, the red priest himself, Vivaldi. Saturday 7 October sees Haddo House Choral & Operatic…

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Morgan Szymanski delights sell out Haddo audience

On a sunny afternoon in Aberdeenshire on July 8, Haddo House Chapel provided a special and atmospheric venue for a sell-out concert featuring the hugely talented guitarist, Morgan Szymanski. The team at Haddo Arts, whose motto is ‘inspiring artists inspiring you’ certainly found an exceptional musician to deliver a virtuoso performance that entranced us all….

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Morgan Szymanski, Saturday 8 July

Join us to be transported into the musical sound world of Latin America by the virtuoso guitarist Morgan Szymanski. Book now for this delightful musical journey, departing from Haddo Chapel at 3.00 pm on Saturday 8 July

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Philip Long to give David & June Gordon Lecture

We are delighted to announce that Philip Long OBE FRSE, Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland, will deliver the David & June Gordon Lecture during this year’s Haddo Arts Festival. In his illustrated talk, “The Love of Scotland”, Philip will explore and uncover artistic fascination with Scotland’s history, landscape and places which have…

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Our NTS friends at Haddo House have a treat in store

Award winning pianist Janusz Piotrowicz returns to Haddo House to perform a piano recital on Wednesday the 7th June at 2pm, in the beautiful surroundings of Haddo library. The afternoon recital will last 1 hour and will be followed by tea, coffee and cake. Tickets are £15 plus booking fee from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/janusz-piotrowicz-piano-recital-at-haddo-house-library-tickets-639284977577 Winner of the…

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Coming Soon – Songs of Night and Day

Join us in the Melvin Hall, Tarves for a delightful evening of music including opera, musical theatre and popular song.  Popular baritone Andy McTaggart (Scottish Opera, Opera Bohemia, A Song for Haddo) together with soprano Jessica Leary, accompanied by cellist Andrew Huggan and Andrew Forbes on piano, takes us on a musical journey from dusk…

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