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Site design by Adam Tan. Photos by Therese Ng.

 

WHEN IS THE FESTIVAL?

Marimbafest 2019 happens from Wednesday 3rd July 2019 to Sunday 7th July 2019.
 
All participants must be able to arrive before the evening of Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at the latest.
All participants will participate in events between 9am to 9pm each day, including participating in the Competition, attending workshops and classes, rehearsals and performing in concerts.

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Please check the Official Schedule for a list of the week's events.
You can also check out the list of 2019 Participants for this year's event!
 
The 4 days of Marimbafest 2019 will include:
The Marimbafest Opening Reception 
to relax and meet everyone
FOR FESTIVAL PASS AND COMPETITION ONLY PASS HOLDERS
The first evening before the start of Marimbafest 2019 will have a Reception. This is an opportunity to meet everyone in a casual environment, including your fellow Participants, the Faculty and the Staff team.
The Marimbafest Competition
to showcase your solo performance
FOR FESTIVAL PASS AND COMPETITION ONLY PASS HOLDERS
Marimbafest 2019 will then formally kick off with the Marimbafest Competition! You will get to play a marimba solo in front of a live audience, and your performance will be judged by our Faculty panel Dr Lynn Vartan (USA), Dr Wei-Chen Lin (Taiwan/USA), Kana Omori (Japan), and Robert Oetomo (Australia). You will receive feedback on your performance, and the top 4 performances will win prizes!
20 Hours of Masterclasses and Workshops
to boost your knowledge and skills
FOR FESTIVAL PASS HOLDERS ONLY (SINGLE ENTRY PASS FOR OBSERVERS)
Over the course of the four days, you will receive over 20 hours of intensive masterclasses and workshops with our Faculty Dr Lynn Vartan, Dr Wei-Chen Lin, Kana Omori, and Robert Oetomo. These workshops will cover many topics, including technique, performance, composition, ensemble skills
and more!
4 Hours of Rehearsals with the Festival Ensemble
to train your ensemble skills
FOR FESTIVAL PASS HOLDERS ONLY (SINGLE ENTRY PASS FOR OBSERVERS)
As part of our Festival Ensemble, you will be assigned to a small chamber group. Your group will be mentored by either Dr Lynn Vartan, Dr Wei-Chen Lin, Kana Omori and Robert Oetomo. Your group will then rehearse intensively with your mentor to produce a public performance of a set piece!
2 x Private Lesson with a Faculty member
to learn even more
FOR FESTIVAL PASS HOLDERS ONLY
To further boost your knowledge and skills, each Participant is entitled to two private lessons with a Faculty member of their choice (subject to availabiity). This is a good opportunity to learn directly from our Faculty.
3 x Public Concert Performances
to inspire and share music
FOR EVERYONE - CONCERTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND 
Marimbafest 2019 will be highlighted with three major concert performances from the Faculty, the Competition Finalists and the Festival Ensemble. All concerts are free for everyone to attend and require no bookings.
 

WHERE IS THE FESTIVAL?

All Marimbafest events will be held at the University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music, in Perth, Western Australia.
 
The UWA Conservatorium is the top ranking music school in Western Australia and Top 50 in the World's Best Performing Arts Schools.
Getting There For Overseas Visitors
There are many options for flying to Perth International Airport, including direct or one-stop flights from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and United States. We recommend using a search engine like Google Flights to find the best deal for you.
IMPORTANT:
You may need to apply for a Visitor visa online before flying to Australia. Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information in advance.
Getting There For Interstate Visitors
Qantas, Jetstar, Tigerair and Virgin Australia operate daily non-stop flights between Perth and all Australian capital cities.
Getting There For Local Residents
The University is located just 10 mins away from Perth CBD in the suburb of Crawley, with multiple transportation options listed below. Please plan your transportation in advance as you may need to be at the Conservatorium between 9am to 9pm. We will not compensate for lateness due to transportation issues.
Transportation Options
  • Bus/Train: There are many buses that will take you directly to UWA. Visit the Transperth website for more details about services.
  • Car: As the Conservatorium is on the north-east corner of the University campus, it is surrounded by ample parking. This parking is free all day during weekends and free after 5pm on weekdays.
 

DISCOUNTED ACCOMMODATION
EXCLUSIVELY FOR MARIMBAFEST PARTICIPANTS

LIMITED PLACES - BOOK NOW!

15% OFF

THE RATE OF ANY ST CATHERINE'S ON PARK ROOM
FOR STAYS BETWEEN 1ST TO 10TH JULY 2019

 

WHERE CAN I STAY?

For the most convenience, we highly recommend our on-campus option St Catherine's on Park. You won't have to worry about transport as it is just a 5 minute walk away from the Conservatorium. 
 
St Catherine's on Park boasts large, comfortable rooms and all accommodation includes daily housekeeping, buffet breakfast and free wi-fi.
 
All Marimbafest participants receive an EXCLUSIVE 15% OFF on St Catherine's affordable studio and one-bedroom apartments, which can comfortably host up to 3 adults. Places are limited so please register as soon as possible to get the best chance of booking.
 
If you would like this option, please specify you would like to stay at St Catherine's on Park in the registration form.
If you would like to stay elsewhere, there are other affordable accommodation options in the Perth CBD and Northbridge areas which are approximately 20 minutes away from the Conservatorium. If you are unsure, please contact us and we will do our best to help you.

WHAT DO I NEED?

We welcome players of all skill levels and experience backgrounds to participate in Marimbafest. However, it is expected that you have at least fundamental knowledge of how to play marimba.
 
Personal Requirements
  • At least 12 years of age from 1st January 2019
  • At least one year experience playing marimba and percussion at secondary/middle school level or higher
  • Chamber ensemble experience desirable
  • Basic understanding of English language (Chinese translation available)
If you do not meet any of the above requirements but you would still like to participate, please email us first at marimbafestaustralia@gmail.com with your information.
What else do I need?
  • Please bring at least ONE solo work from the Competition Repertoire List prepared for the Competition, as well as any other solos you wish to perform
  • Please bring a copy of your part for your Festival Ensemble group's work (this will be sent to you later)
  • Please bring any other music you wish to work through with Faculty in lessons
  • Instruments will be provided to you, but please bring your own mallets and sticks
  • Some meals will be provided (all lunches and snacks + some dinners)
  • Transport is not included - please organise your own transport or choose an accommodation option close to the University
If you think you have everything ready, go ahead and REGISTER NOW using the button below!
 
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