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Fauré programme enchants at Haddo

We are delighted to share Alan Cooper’s review of last night’s concert which held a packed audience in Haddo Chapel spellbound: Sunday’s special Haddo Arts Concert presented by Dr Roger B. Williams MBE was ‘A Centenary Tribute to Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924). It was quite a short concert with two celebrated works by Fauré:…

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Save the Date!

Haddo Arts Festival will take place from 12 – 15 September 2024. We are thrilled to share some of the excellent events we have lined up, with more to follow: Following from their set at the Private View for the Gordon Contemporaries art exhibition, Neil Birse and Matthew Kilner give the first performance of their…

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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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