46th Istanbul MusicFestival meets classical music lovers with a programme centring on the theme “family bonds”. The festival will host leading figures of classical music, including Filarmonica della Scala, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, English Chamber Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Joyce DiDonato, Mischa Maisky, Daniil Trifonov, Renaud Capuçon and Güher ve Süher Pekinel.

Bringing generations of music lovers together for the past 45 years, the Istanbul Music Festival, is built around the theme, "Family Bonds" in its 46th edition. A great big family itself with artists, audiences, supporters, and employees, the festival, invites everyone to trail the music among families, to remember their own musical experiences, and to explore new ones. This year’s programme features numerous musician families, including Mischa Maisky together with his children Lily and Sascha, the Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé couple, the twins Güher and Süher Pekinel, and Baiba and Lauma Skride sisters, just to name a few.