Hastings Sinfonia is an orchestra formed by local professional and talented amateur musicians, we pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming. Founded in 2012 by local composer and pianist  Polo Piatti,  we perform music that is popular and easy to listen to, often playing many shorter pieces.  We include old classics, popular works, film music, opera highlights and new melodic works by living composers; our concerts are therefore ideal for people new to classical music as well as serious music lovers. We bring passion and enthusiasm to all of our concerts.

We currently perform two main concerts a year inviting professional soloists to join us. These have included: Daniel Rainey (Violin), Thomasin Trezise (Soprano), Gediminas Varna (Tenor), Christopher Beaumont (Xylophone), Howard Southern (Piano), Gary Marriott (Tenor)  Polo Piatti (Piano)  Ayaka Tanimoto (Mezzo-soprano),  Randy Nichol (Tenor), Simon Proctor (Piano), Ana Leon (Flamenco dancer), Giulio Tampalini (guitar) Daisy Noton (Flute).

In addition to our main concerts, we have performed short interactive concerts at local primary schools, performed at the 2013 International Composers Festival,  Midsummer Fish Fests at the Stade, Old Town, Hastings, we have dressed up and had great fun being part of Hastings Pirates day celebrations plus was one of the orchestras that took part in The Battle Of The Somme Centenary Tour.  

We are considering and planning many exciting events for the future.  




  • CONCERT CHANGE The Summer Concert is now 4 pm Saturday 16th July at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings a truly exciting programme with The Queen Piano Concerto arranged by Simon Proctor, with all of Queens greatest hits,  Oliver Poole will be at at the piano plus music from  Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean and lots more. We are really looking forward to our first concert at the White Rock, please support us and bring your friends and family tickets

  • Thank you to everyone who came to the Hastings Mid Summer Fish Festival to support us - what a fabulous morning! 

  • A big thank you to Adrian for taking a fabulous string rehearsal last week, we learnt so much and was very enjoyable too

  • Thank you to everyone who came to the Valentine concert what an amazing audience and a full house again,  was such a joyous evening and just so good to be performing live again, a truly memorable evening. 

  • We are very pleased to announce we have appointed Adrian Charlesworth as our new leader, Adrian has freelanced in many professional orchestras such as the RPO, LCO and English National Ballet and will bring energy and enthusiasm to the orchestra.

  • The strings sections of the Hastings Sinfonia took part in a masterclass led by Adrian Charlesworth and Anita Strevens, we had a fabulous morning and learnt so much from these two great musicians, we are really looking forward to now putting our newfound skills into practice.  Hoping this will be the first of many such sessions.

  • Daisy Noton, our fabulous young flautist made it to the woodwind final round of the BBC Young Musician of the year 2020.  Daisy has been playing with  Hastings Sinfonia for the past 7 years and we are absolutely delighted for her.  You can watch highlights on BBC iPlayer.   

  • The world premiere of Polo Piatti's Multi-Faith Oratorio   'Libera Nos' is being performed Sunday 20th November 2022. (Venue to be confirmed) This is an exciting collaboration with Hastings Sinfonia, choirs and soloists  performing alongside the famous London Mozart Players


The Queen Piano Concerto is an exhilarating ride through 12 of Queen's greatest hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Don't Stop Me Now, We Will Rock You etc all seamlessly joined together into a mouth-watering, edge-of-the-seat display piece for piano and orchestra.

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