A unique three-day festival on the south coast of England, celebrating music of passion and melody, created by living composers from all over the world, many of whom will be attending the festival.

The festival features five unique world-class performances with big orchestral scores from film, computer gaming, television themes, chamber, song and dance music, performed by the International Festival Orchestra, soloists, ensembles and dancers, which you can book separately or all together with the Festival Pass. To book your pass, click the Book button on this event.

Festival Pass

A VIP Festival Pass will include:

  • Entrance to all the concerts
  • Premium seats with composers and VIPs
  • Festival brochure
  • An invite to the post-festival drinks get together on Sunday 22 May at 6.30pm
  • An opportunity to meet the soloists and composers whilst supporting the Festival
  • Festival passes are £150 (numbers limited). To buy, click the book button on this event.

International Composers Festival events 2022


The festival opens with the very best in beautiful and exciting music. Pieces are carefully chosen from hundreds of submissions from all over the world and performed in the presence of many of the composers.

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Small Is Beautiful

International and local soloists and ensembles perform a variety of music including world premieres by at least six female composers, in a relaxed morning atmosphere.

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How The music Industry Really Works

Meet influential players in the music industry, the event is moderated by the Festival Founder and Artistic Director Polo Piatti, and culminates in a Questions & Answer session.

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At The Movies

Performing thrilling music from films such as ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’, together with TV and computer gaming music. A concert not to be missed all under the baton of principal conductor John Andrews and associate conductor Jack Wong conducting the International Festival Orchestra.

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Songs and Dances from Around the World

Including five specially commissioned symphonic dances inspired by music from around the world, with professional and local dance companies. Plus International and local soloists.

Closing the Festival and this very exciting concert is a performance of ‘The Way of Light’, composed by festival patron Nigel Hess.

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Full, detailed programme to follow soon.