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International Concert Series 2017-18

Gwasgwch yma i ddarllen y wybodaeth yn Gymraeg / Press here to read this info in Welsh.

From Stuttgart to St Petersburg…
Thirteen World Class Concerts

Whether your taste is for classical, choral or cutting edge, this year’s International Concert Series has something for you. With visiting orchestras and ensembles from St Petersburg and Stuttgart, as well as some of the UK’s finest from Birmingham, London, Manchester and Cardiff, together with some of today’s most respected soloists, we’re sure you’ll want to join us for some or even all of the concerts on offer. Take a few minutes to look through this page.

A fabulous line up of outstanding soloists to include pianists Piotr Anderszewski, Rudolf Buchbinder, John Lill and Francesco Piemontesi, along with violinists Pekka Kuusisto and Maxim Vengerov and clarinettist Sergio Castello-Lopez.

Please click here for a copy of our International Concert Series 2017-18 season brochure.

ICS Extras  

The International Concert Series (ICS) is at the heart of our classical music programme here at St David’s Hall. We have an array of “ICS: Extras” to accompany the series including extra concerts, a Young Composers’ Scheme, a variety of pre-concert talks, a schools’ programme and a selection of ‘Pay What You Will’ contemporary lunchtime concerts. Visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/whats-on/ 
international-concert-series to keep up-to-date with what’s on offer. The ICS: Extras initiative has been made possible through the support of The National Lottery.

Lefel 1 is the exciting new studio
space we are developing in the former
restaurant area. In addition to being a
space to present music performances
by, for and with young people, it’s a
great space for more informal activity
including our ICS: Extras events.
After every ICS concert, we host a
30-minute event in our Lefel 1 studio.
ICS: Final Notes offers live musical
performance from some of our
favourite local musicians, as well as a
chance to engage in musical discussion
in a relaxed, friendly environment.

FREE before the main ICS concert
at 6:30pm. We’ve a variety of talks
and presentations taking place preconcert
to give you further insight into
the evening’s performance. Perfect if
you are unfamiliar with some of the
programme but highly informative even
if they are cherished favourites.


Once a month we’ll be holding a
workshop clinic for young composers
in South Wales. They’ll have the
opportunity to get advice and feedback
from experienced composers and hear
their music tried out by professional
players. There’ll be opportunities for
some of the work created by members
of the group to be presented as part of
our young artists’ showcase.

Talented young performers who
live or study in Cardiff will have the
opportunity to give their own short
recitals and concerts throughout the
year inspired and influenced by the
concerts in the ICS.


A series of lunchtime concerts,
featuring a programme of the finest
contemporary music performed by
internationally acclaimed artists and
ensembles. A Pay What You Will
initiative, this offers a chance to sample
the diverse array of high-quality new
classical music.


The National Concert Hall of Wales is owned, managed and funded by Cardiff Council.  St David's Hall is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.



The Hallé

Wednesday 1 November, 7.30pm

Sir Mark Elder and Britain’s oldest symphony orchestra have cooked up a wonderful feast of French and Russian music with a distinct Spanish flavour.

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WNO Orchestra

Thursday 23 November, 7.30pm

Welsh National Opera Orchestra deliver a present Mahler and Shostakovich: a cycle of orchestral songs with a barnstorming symphony recalling wartime Leningrad.

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The Sixteen

Sunday 17 December, 3.00pm

Drawing on a wealth of composers past and present, The Sixteen light up another Christmas concert with this adventurous choral hamper.

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WNO Orchestra

Sunday 14 January, 3.00pm

Welsh National Opera Orchestra and its Czech Music Director Tomáš Hanus bring you two perennials from Beethoven and Dvořák and one of the world’s greatest violin concertos.

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Thursday 25 January, 7.30pm

The distinguished period-instrument ensemble Florilegium returns to play all of Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos – an absolute joy for lovers of Bach.

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Angela Hewitt

Sunday 8 April, 3.00pm

Canadian Pianist Angela Hewitt will bring all her insight and experience as a Bach specialist to perform one of the greatest keyboard works of the 18th century.

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WNO Orchestra

Sunday 29 April, 3.00pm

Music of striking colour, charm and power, pulse through a popular programme featuring fabulous music by Prokofiev, Grieg and Beethoven – with Peter Donohoe and Tomáš Hanus.

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June 2017

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