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 VIP Festival Pass  includes:

  • Entrance to all of our concerts

  • Premium seats with our composers and VIPs

  • Luxury festival brochure

  • Invitation to our post-festival drinks get-together on Sunday 22nd May at 6.30 pm

  • The chance to meet international soloists and composers whilst supporting the festival 


£150  (numbers limited) 

Please note: due to ongoing issues around the world and our numerous international artists,

 concert programmes may be subject to change

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Grand Opening Concert
7 pm Friday 20th May

The International Composers Festival 2022 opens with the very best in beautiful and exciting music, with pieces carefully chosen from hundreds of submissions from all over the world and performed in the presence of many of the composers.

The concert will feature the premiere of Polo Piatti's 'Old World Concerto' for cello and orchestra, performed by virtuoso cellist Tim Posner 

Further performances include emotional music by fabulous composer Yerkesh Shakeyev, (who is travelling especially from Kazakhstan to be at the Festival), performed by British star pianist Oliver Poole; a very special work by international award-winning Greek composer Eleni Lomvardou; a stunning rendition of a composition by British composer Thomas Hewitt Jones, sung by charismatic Greek soprano Aliki; a poignant work by composer Clive Whitburn, performed by young star soprano Eleanor Grant and an exciting premiere by the Festival's Composer in Residence, Paul Lewis, dedicated to the RNLI; plus many other fantastic pieces in a unique and exhilarating concert.


Free for under 18s when accompanied by a paying adult

Standard  £20

Premium  £25

VIP Festival Pass £150 (see above)

A Special Concert with Music for Soloists, Singers &
Instrumental Ensemble

10.30 am Saturday 21st May

International and local soloists and ensembles perform a variety of new music including world premieres by at least six female composers, in a relaxed morning atmosphere.

Several composers perform their own works, including French pianist Veronique Bracco and pianist Amy Fairchild who is coming especially from the USA. Also included in the programme are works by Judith Markovich (also from the US) and by British composers Dawn Walters, Diane Wilks and Rosemary Duxbury. This concert also features a fabulous score by Australian composer Emili Rackemann and from the Festival Composer in Residence Paul Lewis.

Featured performers include pianist Graziana Presicce (Italy), coloratura soprano Elaine Dave (UK), the Hastings Sinfonia Wind Quintet,  soprano Jennifer Maslin (US) and the ICF Piano Quartet formed by four extraordinarily talented members: Tim Crawford (violin), Ting-Ru-Lai (viola), Tim Posner (cello) and Sam Armstrong (piano).


Free for under 18s when accompanied by a paying adult

Standard £15

Premium £20 

VIP Festival Pass £150 (see above)


Experts Answer Your Music Career Questions
12.30 pm Saturday 21st May (in the DLWP Studio)

Meet influential players in the music industry in a special event moderated by the Festival's Founder and Artistic Director Polo Piatti that culminates in a questions and answer session. all in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Guests include music publisher David Good (Goodmusic Publishing), composer/producer Garry Judd (The Artful Corporation Ltd), prolific composer Andrew T. Mackay, (Founder and MD of Bohemia Junction Ltd), international pianist Oliver Poole, as well as Paolo Petrocelli, (Director-General of the Stauffer Center for Strings in Cremona, Italy, who is also the founder and President of EMMA for Peace), all experts in their own sectors, including music management; music production; library music production; film, TV and games music creation; royalties collection;, international events production etc.


Free for under 18s when accompanied by a paying adult

Standard  £12 (Including coffee and biscuits)

VIP Festival Pass £150 (see above)

A Concert of Music for Film,
TV and Computer Games

7 pm Saturday 21st May

Enjoy thrilling music from films such as Slumdog Millionaire (A.R. Rahman) The War of the Roses (David Newman), Harry Potter (John Williams and Patrick Doyle), The Elephant Queen  (Alex Heffes) and Pirates of the Caribbean (Klaus Badelt), together with TV and computer gaming music.


This extraordinary concert includes a performance of  Anne by Debbie Wiseman OBE (from her beautiful album Kings and Queens), multi-award-winning French maestro Bruno Coulais (known the world over for his spectacular soundtrack to the film The Chorus), Ian Livingstone, (one of the most successful TV and gaming composers and creator of memorable, hit scores such as My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, The Great British Sewing Bee, and The Repair Shop); music from the BBC Landmark Series by renowned film composer Chris Nicolaides; the beautiful music of The Mating Game by Hollywood composer Tom Howe, (whose international hits include the soundtracks of the movie Mulan, and the theme tune to The Great British Bake Off who is traveling especially from the US to attend this concert)  and Emmy Award nominee Dominik Scherrer's (who is bringing his fantastic theme from the new BBC hit series Baptiste)..

A brilliant night of well-known and exciting music under the baton of principal conductor John Andrews and associate conductor Jack Wong,

together with Greek star soprano Aliki and international pianist Oliver Poole.


Free for under 18s when accompanied by paying a adult

Standard  £20

Premium  £25

VIP Festival Pass £150 (see above)



Family Concert 
4 pm Sunday 22nd May
11 am  - 12.00 noon open rehearsal

The festival culminates with a concert that includes specially commissioned symphonic dances inspired by music from around the world by renowned composers, including Garry JuddSimon Proctor and Kevin Riley, all choreographed and performed by children from the Eastbourne Academy of Dancing and adult dance group Lasolepa.

The programme includes an emotive piece by Mexican composer Jose Elizondo choreographed and performed by Japanese dancer Yumino Seki plus the world-premiere of two exotic Argentine Dances by composer Polo Piatti.

Soloists include Greek star soprano Aliki and sensational British pianist, Oliver Poole, Sound of Rock-A-Nore Shanty Singers, plus much-loved Hastings samba rhythm group Sambalanco, performing for the very first time together with a symphony orchestra. 


Closing the Festival and this very special concert is a performance of

The Way Of Light, composed by festival patron Nigel Hess, featuring young star soprano Eleanor Grant, actor John Watts and St. Richard's Catholic College Choir



Free for under 18s when accompanied by a paying adult

Standard  £20

Premium  £25

VIP Festival Pass £150 (see above)

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