Rufus Wainwright Hastings Piano


The Inaugural Hastings International Piano Festival closed on Sunday 8th March after a spectacular 2-week celebration of the piano culminated with a weekend of world-class performances. 168 international artists including Rufus Wainwright, Guy Chambers, Reuben James, Claire Martin OBE, Rachel Portman OBE, Mark Kermode, Martin James Bartlett, The Puppini Sisters, The Dodge Brothers, The Swedish […]

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Hastings International Piano Concerts presents: An Evening In With…

Hastings International Piano presents a series of online 15 minute concerts every Friday evening at 7pm. This Friday 27 March join us for An Evening In With 2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Maxim Kinasov. Start 7pm GMT In these times when the livelihood of our musicians is at risk, we are launching this […]

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Hastings Piano National Youth Orchestra

Announcing partnership with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra

The Inaugural Hastings International Piano Festival has announced an exciting partnership with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) to launch their ambitious 2020 educational offer. In the lead up to the 2020 Piano Festival, Hastings Piano will host a series of inspirational workshops with NYJO Associates in three local secondary schools: Hastings Academy, Ark Alexandra […]

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Happy New Year!

We would like to wish a very Happy New Year to all our friends, patrons, sponsors, volunteers, suppliers and followers. Thank you for your continuous support. We are incredibly excited about the new year and the upcoming Hastings International Piano Festival and we hope to see you during the festival and other events throughout the […]

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Support our fundraiser

Our recently announced fundraiser will support the engagement opportunities we are offering the young people of Hastings and the surrounding area alongside our International Piano Festival. Our ambitious Youth Engagement Projects include giving away 10% of our festival tickets to local children and young people for free, as well undertaking numerous workshops, masterclasses and inspirational […]

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Announcing the 2020 Hastings International Piano Festival

26TH FEBRUARY – 8TH MARCH 2020 WHITE ROCK THEATRE AND ST MARY IN THE CASTLE The Inaugural Hastings International Piano Festival will host an exciting array of music concerts, featuring some of the most celebrated artists including headliner Rufus Wainwright, one of the world’s most revered singer-songwriters, composers and performers of his generation. Rufus will […]

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A Christmas Celebration with Joe Stilgoe

Join us at St Mary in the Castle at 3pm on Sunday 15th December for an afternoon of Christmas songs and music for all ages and tastes with internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and be warmed by Christmas cheer. Following the launch of his 2019 Christmas […]

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A Musical Evening celebrating the life of Molly Townson

Hastings International Music Festival presents a one-of-a-kind Musical Evening celebrating the life of their beloved former chairman, Molly Townson (1943-2019). Molly was an inspiration to several generations of singers and performers, and this is our chance to remember her, and her musical life, joyfully together. This gala evening will honour every aspect of Molly’s musical life, from her own […]

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Beloved Clara – A Tale of Love and Loss with Lesley Sharp, Sir Simon Russell Beale with pianist Lucy Parham

We are excited to announce Hastings International Piano Festival Fundraise: Beloved Clara – A Tale of Love and Loss with award – winning British actors Lesley Sharp and Sir Simon Russell Beale with pianist Lucy Parham. Sunday 10 November 3pm at St Mary in the Castle.Click here for tickets online, or purchase at Hastings Tourist Information Centre. Lucy Parham’s original […]

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