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Aldeburgh (Orld-bruh) n. A place of energy and inspiration for music and the arts: Aldeburgh Music
World-renowned as an outstanding year-round performance centre, Aldeburgh is also a place where artists at all stages of their career can be inspired and energized. With inspirational scenery, a rich musical heritage and the time and space for musicians and audience to discover, create and explore, Aldeburgh is the place to help artists reach their full potential and define their own musical landscape.
Experience Aldeburgh for yourself:
Audiences can attend a concert given by some of the world's most talented musicians at the Aldeburgh Festival in June, the Snape Proms in August, or at other times throughout the year; discover something fresh and wonderful, like a new work by a young composer or an installation on the beach; or experience the creative process itself by attending an open masterclass or open session
Artists, as an aspiring professional, rub shoulders with the top performers from your field and gain performance experience at the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme, or as a school-age member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians; as a more established musician spend time re-energizing, composing, working on new repertoire or exploring new possibilities on an Aldeburgh Residency
Participate by learning a multitude of skills on an education project, or by taking part in an Open-Air event
or simply soak up the creative atmosphere with a relaxing walk among the reed beds at Snape or along the beach at Aldeburgh.
Step into this new musical landscape, take a deep breath of fresh air, and let yourself be inspired.
"The annual Aldeburgh Festival, arguably the best musical event in Britain” - Charlotte Higgins, Guardian, Wednesday 29 April 2009
Click below to view a short video about the history of the Aldeburgh Festival and the Britten–Pears legacy, and for a tour of Snape Maltings Concert Hall with the late maltster and Concert Hall manager, Bob Ling.