INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS FESTIVAL
ABOUT THIS UNIQUE FESTIVAL:
The first and only festival of its kind in the world with the mission to promote and showcase high quality orchestral music that is tuneful, accessible, universally appealing and created by living composers attending the events.
Held in the United Kingdom over 3 days and includes several concerts, talks, networking events
We offer wonderful music, exchange ideas, make new friends and meet world-famous and up-and-coming composers.
A festival perfect for everyone, from people new to classical music to serious music lovers all within a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Composers submit music that is accessible, and melodic. The best works are carefully chosen from those submitted and are performed by our large International Festival Orchestra, as well as several ensembles, numerous professional solo instrumentalists and singers.
One of the most exciting elements of our festival is our wide range of artists, from professional world-famous personalities through to talented local performers. We showcase and premiere works by both established and upcoming composers who create melodic orchestral music, characterised by passion and sensitivity.
In 2018 we have a focus on encouraging younger audiences. With this in mind we have programmed a family concert with dance on Sunday 23rd September, are encouraging young musicians to take part by being part of the Festival Orchestra, as soloists and by performing their compositions throughout the festival. In addition we are offering free tickets to all of our concerts for under 18s. We believe passionately in the importance of bringing exciting, live, high quality classical music to a wider audience.
We have an important and established link with Japan and composer Nobuya Monta, we will be premiering his first ballet 'The Crane's Wife' a specially commissioned work, based on a traditional Japanese fairy tale. Mr Monta together with Choreographer Mayu Uesugi, 5 dancers and approximately 15 professional musicians will travel from Japan to be part of this truly International Festival.
For performers and composers, the festival offers invaluable networking opportunities, especially with Japan, plus a great experience to have their works performed live, opportunities for new commissions, collaborations and further offers of performing themselves worldwide.
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