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INTERNATIONAL

COMPOSERS

FESTIVAL

2022

CONCERTS AND EVENTS

Tickets now on sale 

A VIP Festival Pass will include:

  • Entrance to all of our concerts

  • Premium seats with our composers and VIPs

  • Free luxury festival brochure

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

  • Meet international soloists and composers whilst supporting the festival. 

 

£150  (numbers limited) 

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

 concert programmes may be subject to programme change

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OVATION
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.

Featuring the premiere of Polo Piatti's Old World Concerto for cello and orchestra, performed by virtuoso cellist Tim Posner. Also featuring the score of  ‘Anne’ by Debbie Wiseman OBE from her beautiful album 'Kings and Queens’.

Further performances include the emotional music by fabulous Kazakhstani composer Yerkesh Shakeyev, performed by British star pianist Oliver Poole, a very evocative work by international award-winning Greek composer Eleni Lomvardou, a stunning rendition of a composition by British composer Thomas Hewitt Jones by charismatic Greek  soprano Aliki Chrysochou, 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, composer Paul Lewis dedicated to the RNLI plus many other fantastic pieces in a unique and exhilarating concert.

Full, detailed programme to follow soon.

Tickets:

Free for under 18s when accompanied by paying adult

Standard  £20

Premium  £25

VIP Festival Pass £150 (see above)

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
A Special Concert with Music for Soloists, Singers &
Instrumental Ensemble
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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) as well as by British composers Dawn Walters, Diane Wilks, and Rosemary Duxbury. This concert also features an amazing score 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, British soprano Jennifer Maslin and the ICF Piano Quartet formed by four extraordinary talented members Tim Crawford (violin), Hélène Clément (viola), Tim Posner (cello) and Sam Armstrong (piano).

Full, detailed programme to follow soon.

Tickets

Free for under 18s when accompanied by paying adult

Standard £15

Premium £20 

VIP Festival Pass £150 (see above)

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HOW THE MUSIC INDUSTRY REALLY WORKS
Experts Explain & Answer Your Music Career Questions
12.30  Saturday 21st May (In the DLWP Studio)
 

Meet influential players in the music industry in a special event moderated by the festival Founder and Artistic Director Polo Piatti that culminates in a Questions & Answer session.

Guests include music publisher David Good (Goodmusic Publishing), composer/producer Garry Judd (The Artful Corporation Ltd), prolific composer and Ivors Academy Senator Thomas Hewitt Jones, international pianist Oliver Poole plus other specially invited experts, specialists in music management, music production, library music production, film, TV and games music creation, royalties collection, etc.

This event culminates in a Questions & Answers session, all in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Full, detailed line-up to follow soon.

Tickets:

Free for under 18s when accompanied by paying adult

Standard  £12 (Including coffee and biscuits)

VIP Festival Pass £150 (see above)

AT THE MOVIES
A Concert of Music for Film,
TV and Computer Games

7 pm Saturday 21st May
 

Performing thrilling music from films such as Harry Potter (John Williams/Patrick Doyle) and Pirates Of The Caribbean (Klaus Badelt), together with TV and computer gaming music.

 

This extraordinary concert includes music by 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 incredibly memorable scores such as 'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings', 'The Great Sewing Bee', 'The Repair Shop', etc.), amazing music by renowned film composer Chris Nicolaides and also by Bafta & Golden Globe-winning composer Alex Heffes (known for his hit soundtracks for the films 'Mandela, Long Way To Freedom', 'The Last King Of Scotland', 'Black Mirror', etc.) and completed with the beautiful music of 'The Mating Game' by Hollywood composer Tom Howe, travelling especially from the Unites States to attend this concert and whose international hits include the soundtracks of the movies 'Mulan', 'Great British Bake Off', 'Taskmaster', 'Paranormal Witness', 'Farmageddon' and many more.

A brilliant night of well-known and exciting music under the baton of principal conductor John Andrews and associate conductor Jack Wong conducting the International Festival Orchestra.

Full, detailed programme to follow soon.

Tickets:

Free for under 18s when accompanied by paying adult

Standard  £20

Premium  £25

VIP Festival Pass £150 (see above)

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SONGS & DANCES
FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Family Concert 
4 pm Sunday 22nd May
11 pm  - 12.30 pm Open Rehearsal

The festival's culmiating concert includes five specially commissioned symphonic dances inspired by music from around the world by renowned composers Garry JuddSimon Proctor, Alexei Knupffer, Kevin Riley and Vlada Kupriyanova, all choreographed and performed by professional dance companies and local dance schools. 

Soloists include Greek star soprano Aliki Chrysochou and sensational British pianist, Oliver Poole, local shanty singer supremo Tom Kelly and a surprising rendition from high-powered Brasilian rhythm group Sambalanco performing for the very first time together with a symphony orchestra, plus the world-premiere of two exotic 'Argentine Dances' by  award-winning composer Polo Piatti.

 

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 and actor John Watts.

 

Full, detailed programme to follow soon.

Tickets:

Free for under 18s when accompanied by paying adult

Standard  £20

Premium  £25

VIP Festival Pass £150 (see above)