Marking four decades of a fabulous festival
It all started in a pub in Switzerland. A couple of musicians bouncing ideas back and forth between each other about how great it would be to pull together performers from different orchestras to perform in a small festival of sorts.
And so the Aberdeen International Youth Festival was born. Or at least that’s how artistic director Stewart Aitken likes to imagine it.
To be fair, it’s not that far from the truth.
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