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White Rock Theatre’s spring/ summer season brochure out

The White Rock Theatre have issued their new brochure for the 2019 spring/summer season, writes HOT’s Paul Way-Rider. It’s also available in digital form so you can have it to hand on any or all of your devices.

Maxim on the Stade with girlfriend Maria Matveeva, also a pianist.

Second-placed Maxim Kinasov talks of his life in music

Maxim Kinasov, aged 25, from Russia, is to be congratulated for winning second prize in the Hastings International Piano Cconcerto Competition, while the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra also awarded him the well-deserved orchestra’s prize for his rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat Minor, Op 23, in the final. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver had the good fortune to be his host, and over suppers and a glass or two of wine, talked with him about his life in music.

Posted 21:26 Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , , ,
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Guitar duo back in Hastings

The Jazz Hastings session on Tuesday 12 March brings a welcome return for two of the best guitarists around. Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier both have huge international reputations as individual artists, but together they reach new heights as the Oxley-Meier Guitar Project, says Julian Norridge.

Posted 14:40 Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , , ,
Fumiya Koido on his way to winning the HIPCC crown.

Piano crown goes to Koido as HIPCC broadens its horizons

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition came to a glorious climax on Saturday at the White Rock Hotel, with Japanese contestant Fumiya Koido declared the winner. Plans for enhancing the competition, including a piano festival next year, were also announced. Nick Terdre reports, photos by John Cole.

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Semi-Finals, 27 Feb. 2019
Maxim Kinasov

Audience appeal vs technical virtuosity? A point of view

As finalists in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition enjoy a brief respite before summoning their forces for a final effort, Brian Hick, editor of Larks Review and a diligent observer of all stages of the competition, offers some thoughts from his seat in the stalls.

Eric Guo: the 16-year-old may be the youngest ever entrant in the competition.

Six compete for piano crown

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is approaching its climax, with six contestants selected for the final on Friday and Saturday evenings at the White Rock Theatre. Nick Terdre reports, photos by John Cole.

Chorus rehearsal from an earlier stage.

People’s opera project into new phase – participants wanted!

Barefoot Opera are moving into a new phase of their ‘people’s opera’ with a call-out for participants to start working towards the performance of an extract in late April and full performance a year later. The first events take place this weekend: a workshop for would-be chorus members and sessions in musical improvisation as part of the Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival. Nick Terdre reports.

Ricky Gervais

What’s HOT at the White Rock

HOT’s Paul Way-Rider takes a look at some of the White Rock Theatre’s programme for the next couple of months and beyond including shows from Ricky Gervais and UB40.

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