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  • Hastings Sinfonia has recently performed with the London Mozart Players the premiere of Polo Piatti's Multi-Faith Oratorio Libera Nos at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea. 

  • Was one of the orchestras that took part in The Battle Of The Somme Centenary Tour.

  • Have performed short interactive concerts at local primary schools.

  • Performed at Hastings Midsummer Fish Fests in the Old Town, Hastings, plus have dressed up and had great fun being part of Hastings Pirates Day celebrations.

Derek Carden

We currently perform two main concerts a year inviting 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), Oliver Poole (Piano) 

Derek Carden - Conductor

Derek started his musical career as a cathedral chorister (Rochester) then read music at Nottingham University and the London Opera Centre.

He specialises in conducting, accompanying opera and church music, on organ or piano, giving organ recitals, and in teaching.  He has appeared throughout the UK, Europe and the US. He has recorded an orchestral CD with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, featuring the late Sir Patrick Moore.

Adrian Charlesworth - Leader

Adrain has freelanced in many professional orchestras such as the RPO, LCO and English National Ballet. He is involved with many educational charities, and coaches inspiring young violinists working with the National Children’s Orchestra, London Schools Symphony Orchestra and others. Has worked with Kylie Minogue, Katherine Jenkins, Burt Bacharach and Sir Simon Rattle as well as many others.  

Polo Piatti - Artistic Director

Polo is an award-winning British-Argentine composer and one of the few high-profile international living musicians concentrating exclusively on the creation and promotion of melodic, universally appealing classical music. His ‘Bohemian Piano Concerto' was premiered in Virginia, USA to a long-standing ovation and later recorded by the National Symphony Orchestra in London together with his 'Old World Cello Concerto’. Polo's 'Christmas Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra’ CD has just been released and his multi-faith oratorio 'Libera Nos’ was premiered by the London Mozart Players recently. Polo is the founder and artistic director of the International Composers Festival and a member of the Royal Society of Musicians.


Chair - Sandra Goodsell  -

Treasurer - Jane Richards

Musician liaison / vice chair  - Kaye Snelling-Colyer 

Secretary - Debbie Clarke

Librarian - Jonathan Bruce

Artistic Director - Polo Piatti

Marketing and social media advisor - Alexandra Hudson

We pride ourselves on being a friendly inclusive orchestra. 
We are looking for new players to join us, especially strings and brass

No audition is required (approx grade 6 and above)   

Telephone  Sandra  on  07841 448879 or email: 



Adrian Charlesworth

Polo Piatti

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Howard Southern
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