The locally based composer and musician Polo Piatti has agreed to be the patron of the club.

He was born in Buenos Aires and raised in the district of La Boca where tango was born.

He has a distinguished career as a composer and classical concert pianist - winning numerous awards and having played solo concerts to full houses all over the world.

Polo was a child prodigy, starting piano lessons at the age of 3 and being accepted at Latin America’s most prestigious music academy, the National Conservatory in Buenos Aires at the exceptionally young of age of 12.

In his youth he became a student of some of the leading composers and musicians of the time in South America, including Carlos Guastavino, Carlos Lasala and the world’s most famous tango composer: Astor Piazzolla.

In 2007 Polo moved from London to live in Hastings Old Town. Polo has dual nationality, British and Argentine.

He has just returned from performing in Japan where he premiered his latest suite for piano and orchestra entitled: ‘Sentimental Journey’ to a resounding success.

At present Polo is working on a commission by the ‘Musica Sacra’ organisation (Polo’s biggest commission to date) composing the first ever ‘All-Faiths Oratorio’ for full symphonic orchestra, mixed choir, children’s choir and six ethnic groups to be world-premiered in 2014.

Polo is the founder and principal conductor of the Hastings Sinfonia as well as the Artistic Director of Europe’s first ever International Composers Festival taking place in St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, during the summer.

For more information about Polo Piatti and his music please visit the official website here .