We have received a very large number of submissions for the next festival from all corners of the globe (over 750 to date). Accordingly, the selection will take longer than usual. We estimate that the final decision will be taken by January 31st, 2022, and want to reassure all composers that they will be notified of the results by then. Many thanks for your patience.
The ICF Team
Submit Your Entry
Final deadline 31st December 2021
Composers are invited to submit music that is accessible and tuneful. Our aim is to showcase and premiere works by composers who create melodic orchestral music characterised by passion, sensitivity and emotion.
The best works from those submitted are then carefully chosen to be performed by our large International Festival Orchestra, as well as world-renowned soloists, ensembles, singers and dancers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have received over 750 submissions from all over the world to date. Selecting works for performance in 2022 will therefore take more time than usual as we want to be fair to everyone. Since we are accepting submissions until the end of December, we are asking composers to please be patient. You can all rest assured that we will inform you as soon as a final decision regarding your work has been taken. Many thanks for your understanding.
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.
If you are a performer of classical music (either a soloist or within a group) and wish to perform at the next festival, please send your suggestion, accompanied by your bio and a video link to one of your performances via email by clicking on the blue box above. We look forward to hearing from you!
Previously Participating Composers
Some of the composers whose works have been performed at our festivals, most of whom attended the concerts:
Patrick Hawes - Simon Proctor - Ian Livingstone - Andrew Cruickshank - Robert Draper - Matthew Curtis
Lindsay Davidson - John Williams - Chris Nicolaides - Ash Madni - Michael Doherty - Diane Wilks - Louise Denny
Peter Byrom-Smith - Holly Finch - Carlos Salomon - Thomas Hewitt Jones - Fiona Bennett - Philip Godfrey - Gary Judd
Paul Lewis - Klaus Badelt - Olajide Paris - Jacopo Croci - Pedro Villaroig - Noelia Escalzo - Melody Woodham
Emili Rakemann - Alexei Knupffer - Antonio Dantò - Oliver Poole - Fiona Bennett - Peter Byron-Smith - Philip Godfrey Thomas McLelland-Young - Rosemary Duxbury - Taja & Anna Astar - Tasoulla Christou - Peter Thorogood
and many others...