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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 gives an opportunity of having works performed live at the same time as establishing and securing collaborations, commissions and performances worldwide. 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, we have decided to waive the submission charge of £30 this year (free for students). If however, you are in a position to make a small donation it would be very appreciated.  These donations are used directly to help pay for musicians, the venue, etc. The ICF is a non-profit-making organization.

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 - 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 - Kate Dunn - Kevin Riley - Michel Duvoisin Polo Piatti - Kenneth Roberts - Alex Marrupe - Jonathan Bruce - Kate Dunn - 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 - Thomas McLelland-Young - Philip Godfrey - Rosemary Duxbury - Taja & Anna Astar - Tasoulla Christou - Peter Thorogood 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