NOTICE: Marimbafest 2020 and COVID-19 situation (as of 18 March 2020)
PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING OR BOOKING ACCOMMODATION / FLIGHTS
Due to the current COVID-19 situation around the world, strict travel restrictions and lockdown procedures are currently in place across Australia.
Marimbafest 2020 is still scheduled to go ahead in July 2020, but a final decision regarding Marimbafest 2020 going ahead will be made by 1st May 2020.
In the event that Marimbafest 2020 is cancelled, all ticket holders will be refunded in full.
If Marimbafest 2020 is deemed safe to go ahead, all deadlines will be extended to accommodate re-organisation of plans.
Thank you for your support during this difficult time, and if you have any questions please contact us.
THE MARIMBAFEST COMPETITION
The Marimbafest Marimba Competition is the competition of Marimbafest 2020.
The Competition is a 3 STAGE Solo Marimba Competition for all levels of solo marimba players.
The Competition happens during Marimbafest 2020 (3rd July 2020 to 9th July 2020) between Saturday 4th July and Sunday 5th July.
You must be a Festival Pass OR Competition Pass holder to participate in the Competition.
All Competitors must be able to attend the Reception on the evening of Friday 3rd July 2020.
The 2020 Competition will have two categories based on age:
A CLASS: only for competitors under the age of 18
OPEN CLASS: open category for competitors of all ages
Competitors will automatically be allocated to classes based on their age as of 3rd July 2020.
No other restrictions apply (e.g. nationality, school).
If you are under 18 and would like to participate in OPEN CLASS, please specify this during registration.
The Competition will be judged by our five faculty members:
Dr Lynn Vartan (USA)
Dr Wei-Chen Lin (Taiwan)
Kana Omori (Japan)
Dr Matthew Lau (Hong Kong)
Robert Oetomo (Australia)
ONLINE VIDEO SUBMISSION (BY 1ST JUNE 2020)
After registering, you will be asked to submit ONE online video of a work from the 2020 Competition Repertoire List.
A CLASS: you can choose from either the A CLASS or OPEN CLASS List to perform.
OPEN CLASS: you can only choose works from the OPEN CLASS List.
Your video will be checked before you are passed to STAGE 2.
LIVE COMPETITION SEMIFINALS (SAME SOLO AS STAGE 1 OR NEW SOLO)
After you have passed STAGE 1, you will play one solo marimba work live at Marimbafest 2020, assessed by our judges.
In STAGE 2, you may play the same work as STAGE 1, or play a different piece from the List.
You will play in your respective CLASS and be eligible for that CLASS' prizes only.
LIVE COMPETITION FINALS (ONE COMPULSORY SOLO AND ONE SOLO OF YOUR CHOICE)
The judges will determine TOP 3 competitors from both A CLASS and OPEN CLASS to proceed to the finals.
In FINAL STAGE, you must play TWO solos:
The Compulsory Solo for your CLASS, and
A solo of your choice no longer than 15 minutes (which cannot be the same as STAGES 1 and 2)