The festival

14 - 17 May 2020

Programme to be
announced in October 2019

Presented by Scottish Ensemble (UK), Ensemble Resonanz (Germany), Trondheim Soloists (Norway) and PLMF Music Trust (Estonia), The Bridge Festival brings some of Europe’s best string players - and most innovative ensembles - to Glasgow to shake things up a little.

From 14 - 17 May 2020, we’ll bring you a long weekend of vibrant, surprising, thought-provoking, downright enjoyable events showcasing just what string music can be, and how it can make us feel.

We’ll ignite the city with glittering collaborations, large-scale concerts, late-night shindigs, cosy cafe gigs, stimulating workshops, impromptu music in the street - and more. We’ll collaborate with chefs and dancers, bring music to living rooms and hospitals, perform in beloved gig venues and warehouses, bringing you an array of ways to spark your imagination and discover the music we’re so proud of.

We’d love to make you think twice about classical music.
To get you excited about new sounds from across Europe.
To get you questioning what you might like or not like.
To get you thinking about what music means to you.

The only thing we ask? Shed your pre-conceptions.  

Festival line-up announced in October 2019.
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The network

The Bridge Network was founded in 2018 on the back of an ambitious and heartfelt mission: to inspire and further innovative, creative thinking in the classical music sector, and develop connections between ensembles working at the highest professional level.

Find out more about The Bridge Network here, or explore the partner organisations below.

The Bridge is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.