*Hitlist - Classical
The best classical & opera
• Mendelssohn on Mull Festival Whether heard in the beautiful setting of Iona Abbey, or the Aros Hall in Tobermory, music at this nearly 20-year-old festival takes on an almost magical quality. String players of international renown come together on Scotland’s west coast, following in the footsteps of Felix Mendelssohn who was inspired to write his famous overture The Hebrides after his visit in 1829. Various venues, Mull, Thu 5-Fri 6 Jul.
• Glasgow International Competition for Young Pianists/ International Piano Academy The world’s finest young pianists converge in Glasgow to compete for the prestigious title prior to a week of piano masterclasses, recitals and special guest appearance by favourite pianist, John Lill. RSAMD, Sat 14-Fri 27 Jul.