The Classic Buskers

The Classic Buskers have an original way of communicating their passion for classical music combining virtuosity and laughter. To audiences around the world, a Buskers concert brings both entertainment and education.

Michael Copley has a command of an astonishing number of foreign languages, enabling him to present the show in the language of whichever country in which the Buskers are performing. He plays more than 40 woodwind instruments at incredible speeds, ranging from recorders, flutes, panpipes, crumhorns and ocarinas to a Pico Pipe and a rubber trout, accompanied by Ian Moore on a small but perfectly formed accordion, either pink or yellow. Their staggering virtuosity on these instruments presents a great show both for those with a classically trained ear (listen out for an endless stream of musical jokes) as well as indeed for anybody who simply appreciates wit and wants to be entertained.

The Classic Buskers' repertoire consists of clever arrangements of works ranging from Baroque classics, such as Vivaldi Four Seasons, to opera favourites, such as Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Catalani’s La Wally, great masterworks in the form of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake as well as folk tunes from Romania. In addition to their usual solo shows, which are perfect for children and family audiences, their varied repertoire is performed by orchestras, which include the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, BBC Concert Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, La Verdi Milan and L’orchestre philharmonique de Monte Carlo.

The Classic Buskers have performed in over 20 countries and in 15 languages and their latest show is Mozart’s Magic Flute, where they have teamed up with magician Neil Henry. Designed as a follow-up to their original Musical Magic show, which toured South Korea, China, Mexico and all over the UK, the new show will be touring the world in 2016 and 2017 and will be delighting audiences at the Maribor Festival.  


Mozart's Magic Flute