The 5th International Composers Festival will take place 

Friday 20th,  - Sunday 22nd May 2022

Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Previous Festival September 2018


Grand Opening Concert 


7pm Friday 21st September 2018

Opus Theatre, 24 Cambridge Road, Hastings TN34 1DJ


The 4th International Composers Festival coming from all corners of the globe, including Mexico, Qatar, USA, Japan, Italy, Spain and Argentina opened with eighteen pieces of the very best in beautiful, melodic music, carefully chosen from hundred's of entries for their quality, passion and variety, performed by the International Festival Orchestra, in the presence of the composers.




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Chamber Music Concert

10.30 am Saturday 22nd September 2018

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP


The day commenced with Solo instrumentalists and small ensembles performing some sixteen works by fourteen composers of beautiful and intimate works,  including several world premieres.


Brighton Film Quartet Live

A Beautiful Cinematic Journey

1.30 pm Saturday 22nd September 2018

  De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP 



A mesmerising blend of cinematic music and ambient soundtrack by Brighton composer Penny Loosemore with the UK's only piano, clarinet, cello and violin quartet.

Set to visuals by 15 international filmmakers. 



Thrilling Music From Films And Games

7pm Saturday 22nd September 2018

De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP


The large International Festival Orchestra performed soundtracks from film and television including music from 'La La Land, Harry Potter, Miss Marple, Shindler's List   together with  exciting computer gaming music including the music from Oure to a packed theatre.

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Polo Piatti in conversation with star pianists:

Sunny Li (China) & Oliver Poole (UK)


10.30am Sunday 23rd September 2018

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP



The Festival's artistic director, Polo Piatti in conversation with two of the greatest young pianists of our time, Sunny Li (China) and Oliver Poole (UK)

They discussed the art of improvisation, composing, commissioning and performing works, with some stunning performances from both pianists. Plus questions and discussions from the audience which were continued afterwards over coffee and cake.  A wonderful opportunity to meet these talented artists.

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With Live Orchestra and Dancers

Family Concert

4pm Sunday 23rd September 2018

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP



World premiere of THE CRANE WIFE, a specially commissioned ballet based on a traditional Japanese fairy story with the choreographer Masu Uesugi and her ballet company travelled especially from Japan to perform.

Plus six commissioned SYMPHONIC DANCES  from composers from around the world, with the International Festival Orchestra and choreographed and performed by local dance schools .

A first for the International Composers Festival

Listen to an extract of 'Agatha Christie’s Marple', performed in the presence of the composer, Dominic Scherrer, during the festival's 'Camera, Sound, Play' (our Film & Gaming Music Concert) at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea

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