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A FESTIVAL FOR EVERYONE
The International Composers Festival 2022 will be a celebration of live, exciting music that is full of passion by living composers attending from all over the world. The festival is held over three days, with five events at the prestigious De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea.
The festival offers an ideal opportunity to enjoy up to 60 pieces of breathtaking melodic music and meet composers and musicians. Our concerts are perfect for everyone, whether you are new to classical music or a serious classical music lover. All events are offered in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Composers are invited to submit music that is accessible, and tuneful. The very best works are carefully chosen and are performed by our large International Festival Orchestra, as well as ensembles, professional solo instrumentalists, singers and dancers. One of the most exciting elements of our festival is our wide range of artists, from professional world-famous personalities to exceptionally talented local performers. We showcase and premiere works by composers who create melodic orchestral music characterised by passion, sensitivity and emotion.
In 2022 we will be focusing on diversity and inclusion throughout the festival, with artists travelling from all corners of the globe to take part, and our family concert being a celebration of song and dance from around the world, we have an important and established link with Japan via renowned composer Nobuya Monta. Once again he will be bringing dancers and musicians to perform a specially commissioned ballet.
REFLECTING ON THE DIRECTION OF TODAY'S CLASSICAL MUSIC
by the festival's founder Polo Piatti
"For many years now, a strong trend has developed towards the intellectualization of classical music. While I recognise and appreciate the importance of progression in music it is equally important that music remains accessible to all. Music should be enjoyable, not only "interesting" or "avant-gardist" for its own sake. By creating the Composers Festival in 2012, I wanted to maximise inclusiveness by showcasing the works of living composers that are committed to bringing back emotion and pure beauty to our ears. Only by creating music that touches the hearts of people, we will be able to contribute to society in an effective way, promoting that special music that makes us feel the is still hope, truth, and goodness in our world !"
Composer Polo Piatti