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Making the music his own

What separates a musician from the crowd? Is it not the way he makes the music his own? Which is why I knew I’d asked the wrong question, when I asked Daniel Rainey what was his favourite music to play? It is as if the music he is currently playing is always his favourite – more importantly it is his! HOT’s Chris Cormack writes on a musical phenomenon, who graced the Hastings International Composers Festival for all four concerts.

Posted 14:59 Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 In: Music & Sound Tags: Daniel Rainey Danzi Osaka Wind Quintet Hastings International Composers' Festival Hiroko Ueda Hiroshi Oe John Williams Kiyoshi Fukuda Kohji Tsuji Miho Sanou Nicola Benedetti nigel hess Nobuya Monta Tomoko Konishi

East meets West in Hastings

Next Thursday, 24 September, the International Composers Festival presents an evening of the exquisite music of composer, Nobuya Monta. It will include the one act opera, Otohimé; a world-premiere in its full orchestral version and performed in stunning national costumes coming specially from Japan, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack

Posted 21:55 Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 In: Music & Sound Tags: Ayaka Tanimoto Chris Cormack Daniel Rainey danzi string quintet Kanae Yasumoto Nobuya Monta Otohime Yukiko Okabe

Winter warmer with Winston

Hastings composer Polo Piatti will be premiering the piano and orchestra version of his composition Broad, Sunlit Uplands with the Hastings Sinfonia on the last Saturday in January. He dedicated this composition to the London branch of the famous Winkle Club, having conceived the music with former club-member Winston Churchill in mind, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 14:45 Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 In: Music & Sound Tags: Daniel Rainey Hastings Sinfonia Polo Piatti thomasin trezise Winston Churchill winter warmers concert

Hastings welcomes its own new orchestra

For those lovers of the International Composers Festival, who regret not having their usual opportunity of hearing recently composed classical tonal music here in Hastings, there is – this year at least – an exciting new development for romantic music, namely the first official concert of the Hastings Sinfonia. And the concert will include many much loved soloists from earlier Composers’ Festivals for us to enjoy, once again under the expert lead of conductor Derek Carden. HOT’s Chris Cormack writes.

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