An exhibition and programme of events telling the remarkable story of Felix Yaniewicz (1762-1848), a celebrated Polish-Lithuanian violin virtuoso who settled in Scotland and founded the first Edinburgh music festival in 1815. Yaniewicz's colourful career began in the Polish royal chapel and featured encounters with Mozart and Haydn in Vienna, an escape from the French Revolution, and a lost Stradivarius. The exhibition features a unique collection of historic musical instruments, portraits, letters, autographs, silver and gold personal possessions, most of which have never been seen in public before. Events alongside the exhibition will bring Yaniewicz's story to life in illustrated talks, lecture recitals and musical performance.
Entry to the exhibition is included with admission to The Georgian House. Please note that last entry is at 4pm.