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MARIMBAFEST COMPETITION

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THE MARIMBAFEST COMPETITION

The Marimbafest Competition is Marimbafest Australia's marimba competition.
The Competition is a 3-STAGE Solo Marimba Competition for all levels of solo marimba players.
The Competition happens during Marimbafest 2019 (3rd July 2019 to 7th July 2019) between Wednesday 3rd July 2019 to Friday 5th July 2019.
 
All Competitors must be able to attend the Reception on the evening of Wednesday 3rd July 2019.
Please check the OFFICIAL EVENT SCHEDULE for more info on the week's events.
The Competition will be judged by our four Faculty members:
Dr Lynn Vartan (USA)
Dr Wei-Chen Lin (Taiwan)
Kana Omori (Japan)
Robert Oetomo (Australia)
Find out more about our Faculty here
The following Competitors have passed STAGE 1 and are through to STAGE 2:
Adam Pai (Scotch College Hawthorn)
Arthur Lo (Ying Wa College)
Austin Choi (New York University)
Ben Cromie (Willetton Senior High School)
Carissa Soares (University of Western Australia)
Cherry Cheng (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Chris Damant (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts)
Freya Wheatley (University of Western Australia)
Jacqui Wang (PLC Melbourne)
James Walker (Sydney Boys High School)
Jamie O'Connor (Shenton College)
Joey Eng (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts)
Kaeden Kabo (Scotch College Hawthorn)
Kian Hsu (Ying Wa College)
Madeline Colvin (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts)
Mischa Wong (Perth Modern School)
Patrick Brennan (Vanderbilt University)
Pavan Hari (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts)
Sainath Sitparan (Perth Modern School)
Tim Pye (University of Western Australia)
Find out more about our Participants here
 
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE COMPETITION
Festival Passes and Competition Only Passes are sold out. Thank you for your support.
STAGE 1
ONLINE VIDEO SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED.
It is highly recommended that you choose a work from the Competition Repertoire List ('the CRL') for this STAGE.
If you would like to submit a solo that is not on the CRL but is of a similar difficulty level, please let us know first.
STAGE 2
LIVE PERFORMANCE AT MARIMBAFEST 2019 - SEMIFINALS
Upon passing STAGE 1, you will be required to perform a work from the Competition Repertoire List (CRL) live at Marimbafest 2019, with a performance up to 10 minutes in length.
 
If you played a CRL solo in STAGE 1, you can play the same solo again in STAGE 2.
If not, please choose a CRL solo to perform in STAGE 2.
Four Competitors from STAGE 2 will be chosen by the Faculty Panel to proceed to the FINAL STAGE.
FINAL STAGE
LIVE PERFORMANCE AT MARIMBAFEST 2019 - FINALS
The finalists will each perform one unaccompanied marimba solo work of their choice, up to 20 minutes in length.
 
The Faculty Panel will then determine which finalist is the winner of the Marimbafest Competition.

THANK YOU TO OUR COMPETITION SPONSORS

The University of Western Australia

Edition Svitzer

Marimba One

Artifact Percussion

Buffalo Marimba & Drums

Encore Mallets Inc.

Innovative Percussion

Mode Marimba

Australian Percussion Academy

Blackeye Productions

Nick Parnell Percussion Academy

The Groove Warehouse

Optimum Percussion

 

COMPETITION PRIZES

The prizes for the Marimbafest Marimba Competition are proudly presented by sponsors Marimba One, Edition Svitzer, Buffalo Marimba & Drums, CORAY Percussion, Encore Mallets, Innovative Percussion, Artifact Percussion, Nick Parnell Percussion Academy, Optimum Percussion, Just Percussion and Groove Warehouse with a total prize and gifts pool of over $10,000!
TOP 4 PRIZES
MARIMBAFEST FIRST PRIZE ($3,000+)
Marimba One Lynn Vartan Mallets (LVR1, LVB1, LVB3 x 2) ($400)
Marimba One Beverley Johnston Mallets (BJB1, BJB2) ($200)
Edition Svitzer 200 EUR Gift Voucher ($350)
Encore Mallets Kana Omori Mallets (KANA 5B, KANA 4B x 2, KANA 2B) ($400)
Encore Mallets Nanae Mimura Mallets (NM6B, NM4B x 3) ($400)
Encore Mallets Nancy Zeltsman Mallets (NM3B) ($100)
Encore Mallets Nancy Zeltsman Graduated Set ($200)
Optimum Percussion $200 Gift Voucher ($200)
Innovative Percussion Stick Bag from Groove Warehouse ($100)
Innovative Percussion Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic Mallets from Groove Warehouse (NJZ4R x 2) ($200)
Buffalo Marimba & Drums Snare Drum ($200)
Coray Percussion Bamboo Timpani Mallets ($200)
Marimbafest 2019 Marimba Competition First Prize Certificate
MARIMBAFEST SECOND PRIZE ($2,000+)
Marimba One Lynn Vartan Mallets (LVR3 x 2) ($200)
Edition Svitzer 200 EUR Gift Voucher ($350)
Encore Mallets Kana Omori Mallets (KANA 5B, KANA 4B x 2, KANA 2B) ($400)
Encore Mallets Nanae Mimura Mallets (NM6B, NM4B x 2) ($300)
Encore Mallets Nancy Zeltsman Mallets (NM3B) ($100)
Playwood Kuniko Kato Mallets from Just Percussion (M-6012, M-6014) ($200)
Artifact Percussion Gift Voucher ($100)
Buffalo Marimba & Drums Snare Drum ($200)
Coray Percussion Bamboo Timpani Mallets ($200)
Marimbafest 2019 Marimba Competition Second Prize Certificate
MARIMBAFEST THIRD PRIZE ($1,500+)
Encore Mallets Kana Omori Mallets (KANA 5B, KANA 4B, KANA 2B, KANA 3R x 2) ($500)
Encore Mallets Nanae Mimura Mallets (NM6B, NM4B) ($200)
Encore Mallets Nancy Zeltsman Mallets (NM3B) ($100)
Innovative Percussion Artisan Series Mallets (IP6005, IP6006) ($200)
Blackeye Productions 'Amazing Grace' solo marimba score ($50)
Buffalo Marimba & Drums Snare Drum ($200)
Coray Percussion Bamboo Timpani Mallets ($200)
Marimbafest 2019 Marimba Competition Third Prize Certificate
MARIMBAFEST FOURTH PRIZE ($1,200+)
Encore Mallets Kana Omori Mallets (KANA 5B, KANA 4B x 2) ($300)
Encore Mallets Nanae Mimura Mallets (NM6B, NM4B) ($200)
Encore Mallets Nancy Zeltsman Mallets (NM3B) ($100)
Innovative Percussion Artisan Series Mallets (IP6005, IP6006) ($200)
Buffalo Marimba & Drums Snare Drum ($200)
Coray Percussion Bamboo Timpani Mallets ($200)
Marimbafest 2019 Marimba Competition Fourth Prize Certificate
AWARDS FOR ANY PARTICIPANT
EDITION SVITZER CHOICE AWARD ($200)
For the most popular finalist as voted by the audience
1 x Edition Svitzer Popular Artist Score Pack ($200)
ENCORE MALLETS DISTINCTION AWARD ($200)
For notable achievement from any participant
1 x Encore Mallets Nancy Zeltsman Graduated Set ($200)
JUST PERCUSSION EXCELLENCE AWARD ($200)
For notable achievement from any participant
Playwood Kuniko Kato Marimba Mallets (M-6012/M-6014) ($200)
INNOVATIVE PERCUSSION VIRTUOSITY AWARD ($200)
For notable achievement from any participant
Innovative Percussion Artisan Marimba Mallets (IP6003 x 2) ($200)
CORAY PERCUSSION ARTISTRY AWARD ($200)
For notable achievement from any participant
Presented at Marimbafest 2019 by Gip Chan, Industry Representative of CORAY Percussion
1 x CORAY Percussion Bamboo Timpani Mallets ($200)
AWARDS FOR PARTICIPANTS AGED 17 OR UNDER
MARIMBA ONE HELIX AWARD ($200)
For notable achievement from any participant aged 17 or under
 Marimba One Double Helix Marimba Mallets (DHB2 x 2) ($200)
BUFFALO MARIMBA & DRUMS HONOUR AWARD ($200)
For notable achievement from any participant aged 17 or under
Presented at Marimbafest 2019 by Wendy Cheng, Marketing Manager of Buffalo Marimba & Drums
Buffalo Marimba & Drums Snare Drum ($200)
NICK PARNELL INSPIRATION AWARD ($200)
For notable achievement from an Australian participant aged 17 or under
Presented at Marimbafest 2019 by Nick Parnell, Director of Nick Parnell Percussion Academy
Nick Parnell Percussion Academy Merchandise Pack ($50)
Nick Parnell 3 Months Marimba Hire Voucher ($150)
FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
MARIMBAFEST 2019 PARTICIPANT GIFT PACK ($250)
Free gifts for our festival participants as our way of saying thank you!
Marimbafest 2019 Official Certificate of Completion
Marimba One Round Sound RS3 Marimba Mallets ($100)
Marimba One Merch Pack (lanyard, stickers, pencils)  ($25)
Marimbafest Australia x UWA Merch Pack (bag and stickers)  ($25)
Nick Parnell 1 Month Marimba Hire Voucher (valued at $100)
GipPercussion x CORAY Percussion Rudiments Poster

COMPETITION REPERTOIRE LIST

In Round 1 and Round 2 of the Competition, all Competitors perform one of the following works. Competitors may choose whichever level of repertoire they feel is suitable for them.
LEVEL 1
Gerassimez, Alexej    Eravie    Edition Svitzer
Golovko, Sergei    Tales for Marimba Vol. 1    Edition Svitzer
Gomez, Alice    Rain Dance    Southern Music
Musser, Clair Omar   Etude in C Major Op. 6 No. 10  Warner Bros
Oetomo, Robert    Album For The Young   Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert    Amy (from Three Chorales for Solo Marimba)    Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert    Fantasy No. 1    Edition Svitzer
Peters, Mitchell    Sea Refractions    Alfred Music
Peters, Mitchell    Yellow After The Rain    Alfred Music
Sammut, Eric    Rotation  1/2/3/4  Mostly Marimba
Schmitt, Matthias    Ghanaia    Norsk Musikforlag
 
LEVEL 2
Abe, Keiko    Dream of the Cherry Blossoms    Zimmermann
Abe, Keiko    Frogs    Studio 4 Productions
Abe, Keiko    Memories of the Seashore    Schott
Abe, Keiko    Wind in the Bamboo Grove    Schott
Berg, Daniel    Blue Memories    Edition Svitzer
Burritt, Michael    October Night    Alfred Music
Daimo, Eriko    Furusato    Edition Svitzer
Fukushima, Aiko    Dance of Words    Edition Svitzer
Golovko, Sergei    Tales for Marimba Vol. 2    Edition Svitzer
Leuenberger, Manuel    Anna    Edition Svitzer
Lin, Wei-Chen    Shanghai Impressions    Edition Svitzer
Mascagni, Pietro    Cavalleria Rusticana (arr Eriko Daimo)    Edition Svitzer
Muramatsu, Takatsugu    Land    Yano Music Publishing
O'Meara, Rich    Restless    Mostly Marimba
Oetomo, Robert    Fantasy No. 2    Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert    Fantasy No. 3    Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert    Fantasy No. 4   Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert    Fantasy No. 5    Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert    Rainbow    Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert    Lilia's Lullaby    Edition Svitzer
Sammut, Eric   Cameleon   Mostly Marimba
Sejourne, Emmanuel    Nancy    Volton Musikverlag
Tan, Adam    Path    Edition Svitzer
Tan, Adam    Moon    Edition Svitzer
Tan, Adam    Lotus    Edition Svitzer
Tarrega, Francisco    Fantasia on Themes from La Traviata (arr Wei-Chen Lin)    Edition Svitzer
Tarrega, Francisco    Marcia dal Tannhauser (arr Wei-Chen Lin)    Edition Svitzer
Tyson, Blake    A cricket sang and set the sun    Blake Tyson
Yamada, Kosaku    Red Dragonfly    Edition Svitzer
Zeltsman, Nancy    Black Velvet    Edition Svitzer
 
LEVEL 3
Abe, Keiko    Itsuki Fantasy for Six Mallets    Xebec
Abe, Keiko    Marimba d'amore    Xebec
Berg, Daniel   Fantasy and Toccata   Edition Svitzer
Berg, Daniel    Helios    Edition Svitzer
Berg, Daniel   Phoenix   Edition Svitzer
Cheung, Pius    Etude in Eb minor    Edition Svitzer
Cheung, Pius    Poetic Fantasy    Edition Svitzer
Falk, Steve    Errol Street    Edition Svitzer
Golinski, Tomasz    Luminosity    Edition Svitzer
Golovko, Sergei    Fugitive Desires    Edition Svitzer
Hakase, Taro   
情熱大陸 (Jounetsu Tairiku)  (arr Kana Omori)    Edition Svitzer
Khachaturian, Aram   Adagio (From Spartacus)  arr. Johan Söderholm   Edition Svitzer
Lin, Chin Cheng    Tango for Naoko    Edition Svitzer
Marjan, Csaba Zoltan    Lemuria - The Fallen Civilization    Edition Svitzer
Marjan, Csaba Zoltan    Niflheim    Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert    Etude de Paganini    Edition Svitzer
Piazzolla, Astor    Libertango (arr Kana Omori)    Edition Svitzer
Sammut, Eric   Variations on Porgy and Bess   Mostly Marimba
Schwantner, Joseph    Velocities    Schott
Stankovych, Yevhen    Amazonka    Edition Svitzer
Thomas, Andrew    Merlin    Margun Music
Vinao, Alejandro    Khan Variations    Alejandro Vinao
 

COMPETITION GENERAL RULES

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE COMPETITION YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING
General
Marimbafest Australia is the operator of this Competition. The Competition will be held at the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music.
Only Festival Pass and Competition Only Pass Holders who have successfully registered may participate in the Competition. No late entries after the closing date or on the day will be accepted.
For All Performances
If the Competitor requires sheet music on stage, the sheet music used must be the original published copy. Use of photocopies and electronic scores are prohibited, unless used in conjunction with an original copy.
Competitors must not perform a work different to their initial choice of repertoire, unless given prior permission to do so.
All repertoire performed must be unaccompanied marimba solo music (no backing tracks, piano accompaniment etc). Transcriptions are permitted if they are for solo marimba.
Competitors will have access to warm-up instruments. Performances will be on a 5-octave Yamaha, Marimba One, Musser or Mode Marimba (subject to Competitors' choice and availability).
STAGE 1 and STAGE 2 Performances
All STAGE 1 and STAGE 2 performances must be 10 minutes or less in duration.
Competitors may play any repertoire for STAGE 1, but it must be under 10 minutes.
Competitors may only play repertoire from the Repertoire List above in STAGE 2. 
STAGE 1 videos must be uploaded to YouTube in unlisted format, with no video or audio editing used.
STAGE 2 performances will be held at the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music.
FINAL STAGE Performances
FINAL STAGE repertoire must be 20 minutes or less in duration. Multi movement works are permitted, but you cannot perform more than one total work.
FINAL STAGE Competitors may play any repertoire of their choice, other than any repertoire that was already played in STAGE 1 or STAGE 2.
FINAL STAGE performances will be held at the Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA Conservatorium of Music.
Good Conduct Rules
All Competitors must uphold a good standard of behaviour. Engaging in inappropriate, disruptive, offensive or disorderly conduct towards Competitors, Faculty, Staff or others is prohibited. Such behaviour will result in disqualification.
Competitors must use appropriate mallets on the instrument. If a Competitor's mallet choice is found to be exceedingly hard for the register (e.g. very hard mallets in the lowest octave), this may result in disqualification.
If instruments or any other property of the Conservatorium, Marimbafest Australia or any other parties are found to be deliberately damaged in any way, this will result in disqualification.
Competitors, as well as any other parties, may freely spectate, take photos of and record other Competitors whilst they are performing. However, if this is deemed to be disruptive to the Competitor's performance, the party will be asked to leave.
 
If Competitors are found to be deliberately distracting other Competitors (e.g. making noises while the Competitor is performing), this may result in disqualification.
Prizes
There will be six (6) prizes in total available to Competitors. First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize and Fourth Prize can only be given to the finalists of the Competition. The two other prizes can be given to any Competitors who have not already received First, Second, Third or Fourth Prize.
The Faculty Panel's decisions are final. Competitors must not interfere with the judging process.
In the event a FINAL STAGE Competitor (or Competitors) is/are unable to perform in FINAL STAGE, the Faculty Panel will choose the next best Competitor(s) from FINAL STAGE to replace them. Once this happens, the original FINAL STAGE Competitor(s) is/are removed from FINAL STAGE.
There is to be no tied Prizes. Each prize will only be awarded to one person.
Recording and Photography
You may be recorded during your Competition performance for use in promotional materials. The FINAL STAGE performances will be livestreamed publicly. 
Audience members are permitted to take photos and record Competitors' performances. Flash photography and use of any other lighting equipment is not permitted. Recording devices must be silent while being used in order to not disturb Competitors.
Changes and Cancellation
These Rules are subject to change at any time by the Marimbafest Australia team.
 
In the event of unforseeable circumstances such as serious medical emergency, natural and man-made disasters etc, the Competition may be rescheduled or cancelled.
If you are unsure about any of the above, please do not hesitate to ask us at marimbafestaustralia@gmail.com.
 
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