___________________________________________________________________________________________We regret to inform you that, unfortunately, we have not been successful with our recent bid for funding from the Arts Council of England. The reason given was that we did not have enough match funding secured. We are passionate about this festival continuing and have many exciting plans for the next International Composers Festival. We will continue to investigate all possible opportunities for funding with a view to holding the festival again in 2015. However, without adequate funding the festival cannot continue. This would be a great shame as this was the only festival of its kind in the world. If anyone has any concrete suggestions for funding, please can you let us know as soon as possible. Many Thanks.The Festival Directors___________________________________________________________________________________________
The only festival of its kind, offering a unique opportunity to hear many moving new works and meet famous composers from all over the world!CONCERTS - WORKSHOPS - TALKS - WORLD PREMIERES - OPEN REHEARSALS - MEET FILM COMPOSERS CD SIGNINGS - NETWORKING - DISCUSSIONS - INTERNATIONAL SOLOISTS & SONGWRITERSTOP CLASS CONDUCTORS, SINGERS & CHOIRS and much more!
'WE HAD THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WORKS RECENTLY CREATED BY SOME PRODIGIOUS TALENTED COMPOSERS AND PERFORMED BY EQUALLY TALENTED MUSICIANS!' [Antony Mair, Hastings Only Times]‘A KIND OF ANTIDOTE TO PLACES SUCH AS HUDDERSFIELD’ [Petroc Trelawny, BBC 3]
Inaugural Concert in 2012. Photo shows some of the attending composers whose works were performed or premiered. They include (from left to right): Simon Proctor (far left), Polo Piatti, Nobuya Monta, Peter Byrom-Smith, Patrick Hawes and Kevin Riley. The London Gala Orchestra (on stage) was conducted by Stephen Ellery (UK) and Aleksandras Simelis from Lithuania. Photo: Peter Mould