Works can be submitted from 1st May- 31st December, 2021
We consider submissions from any composers interested in having their works performed at the festival in 2022, provided they compose in the traditional language of Western music writing and their musical language is tonal. The festival can provide many opportunities for your career, including long-term contacts, support, and wide international exposure. Works chosen will be performed by either the International Festival Orchestra, the Festival Choir, or professional soloists or ensembles. Please click on the link below for further information.
Due to the current challenging circumstances experienced by artists worldwide, the submission fee of £30 has been waived. Instead, you can make a donation of any size if you are able to.
These donations are used directly for the Festival's payment of musicians, venues, expenses, etc.
Some of the composers whose works have been performed at our festivals, most of whom attended the concerts:
Stephen Warbeck - Nigel Hess - Howard Blake - Patrick Hawes - Nobuya Monta - Philip Godfrey - Debbie Wiseman - Simon Proctor - Ian Livingstone - Andrew Cruickshank - Robert Draper - Lindsay Davidson - Chris Nocolaides - Ash Madni - Michael Doherty - Louise Denny - Kate Dunn - Kevin Riley - Michel Duvoisin - Polo Piatti - Kenneth Roberts - Jonathan Bruce - Kate Dunn - Peter Byrom-Smith - Holly Finch - Carlos Salomon - Fiona Bennett - Philip Godfrey - Gary Judd - Paul Lewis - Klaus Badelt - Olajide Paris - Emili Rakemann - Oliver Poole - and many others...
Listen to 'Twilight' by composer Matthew Curtis, performed at the Grand Opening Concert at the Opus Theatre in Hastings on Friday 21st September at 7pm