We are delighted to share details of our upcoming digital festival, designed to educate and inspire the next generation of pianists, young artists and industry professionals- please see full information below and poster attached.
We would like to offer students free access to the festival, which will be streamed from 2pm-8pm on Friday 13th November. Tickets need to be obtained here- https://link.dice.fm/hastings-international-piano-digital-festival - students can use the free discount code FREEACCESS. The URL is then sent to the ticket holder on the day of the event.
If you would like to have access to the festival content after the 13th to view and discuss in class, please let us know and we will send a link. www.hastingsinternationalpiano.org
HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO ANNOUNCES DIGITAL FESTIVAL WITH GUEST APPEARANCES FROM COMPOSER & SONGWRITER RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, CHI-CHI NWANOKU OBE & MARTIN JAMES BARTLETT
Hastings International Piano, the charity responsible for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Hastings International Piano Festival is delighted to announce a one-day Digital Festival on Friday 13th November from 2-8pm.
The festival supported by Arts Council England and in association with our new partner Steinway and Sons is an online initiative designed to educate and inspire the next generation of pianists, young artists and industry professionals, who will have the opportunity to enjoy special performances and Q&A’s from award winning artists including Grammy nominated composer and singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright and BBC Young Musician of The Year and Cleveland Piano Competition Winner Martin James Bartlett.
During the festival, tickets will also enable you to stream a piano masterclass with Professor Vanessa Latarche, the Head of Keyboard at the Royal College of Music and President of the Jury at Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. There will be an industry panel discussing important topics of conversation, offering advice to artists and industry professionals with guests including The Managing Director of Steinway Craig Terry, as well as a recital performance by Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Maxim Kinasov.
The festival Keynote speaker is Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, the broadcaster and founder of Chineke! Orchestra, who will speak about diversity in the arts and her own experiences that have shaped her career and her success in founding a flourishing new orchestra.
Headlining the festival will be Rufus Wainwright, one of the most revered artists of his generation and a hugely inspirational figure in the music world. This very special ‘In conversation with’ event will combine an interview by Gill Graham, Director of Global Music Publisher Wise Music and live performances of songs from his latest album ‘Unfollow the Rules’.
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