Choose your festival experience
Marimbafest Australia has 4 ticket options:
SINGLE ENTRY PASS
COMPETITION ONLY PASS
FESTIVAL PASS (Recommended)
Use our questions below to figure out which one suits you best!
Do you only want to watch the concerts?
NO TICKET NEEDED if you just want to watch any of the three FREE Marimbafest public concerts: the Artist Concert (Friday), the Grand Concert (Saturday) and the Gala Concert (Sunday). You don't need to register - just come!
Do you only want to watch certain classes?
If you're only interested in seeing one or two classes, or are on a budget, then our SINGLE ENTRY PASS is for you! All Marimbafest workshops can be observed passively by any non-participants for just $30 per person per workshop. You don't need to register for this option. Simply buy the SINGLE ENTRY PASS at the door of the workshop you wish to go to!
Are you only interested in the Marimba Competition?
If you just want to participate in our Open Marimba Competition and not attend any classes, our affordable COMPETITION ONLY PASS is for you! This lets you participate fully in the Competition, where you will perform solo and potentially win some prizes. You will also receive feedback on your performance from our judging panel to help you with your development as a player. Register below to sign up for the COMPETITION ONLY PASS!
Do you want the full Marimbafest festival experience? (Recommended option)
If you want to get the most out of Marimbafest, we highly recommend our most comprehensive ticket option, the FESTIVAL PASS! The FESTIVAL PASS allows you to enjoy all of Marimbafest as a festival participant.
Learn new things about marimba performance and composition by actively participating in all intensive masterclasses and workshops. Showcase your skills and potentially win prizes by participating in the Open Marimba Competition. Rehearse intensively with faculty and perform in public concerts alongside your fellow participants in the Marimbafest Festival Ensemble. Find out more about your playing with a private lesson with the faculty of your choice. You can do all this and more with the FESTIVAL PASS.
Sun, 02 July|
WA Academy of Performing Arts, Perth
Marimbafest 2023: The 4th Solo Marimba and Ensemble Competition
Welcome to Marimbafest 2023, the 4th instalment of the Marimbafest competition series, with solo marimba and percussion ensemble categories - NEW casual (no competition) participation options available as well!
02 July, 3:00 pm AWST – 08 July, 7:00 pm AWST
WA Academy of Performing Arts, Perth, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
About The Event
NEW FOR MARIMBAFEST 2023: New location + full (all events) and casual participant (no competition, only masterclasses) options available + new faculty members!
Marimbafest 2023, our 4th instalment of Marimbafest, continues on from our successful 2021 and 2022 hybrid events to our new home at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia.
Marimbafest 2023 will have an all-star faculty and staff team lineup, including some of our returning faculty from earlier editions, as well as some fresh new faces!
Joining us this year will be Dr Matthew Lau (Hong Kong/USA), Kana Omori (Japan), Ivan Trevino* (USA), Spectrum Ensemble* - Jaime Esposito and SA Hall (USA), Dr Christopher Thompson aka Master Christopher* (USA), Rosie Cerquone* (USA), Robert Oetomo (Australia), Adam Tan (Australia), Paul Tanner (Australia), Mercedes Slack-Smith (Australia).
Artists marked with * will deliver their masterclasses and performances online.
Our faculty hail from around the world and represent many different disciplines and areas of expertise, with classes covering marimba solo performance, ensemble performance, vibraphone, musician's health, composition, education, singing-songwriting, hip-hop composing, rudimental snare drum, career guidance and more - so there's lots to learn!
And remember you can participate IN-PERSON OR ONLINE - so you can participate either at WAAPA or from the comfort of your home - and you can also choose to participate fully or just attend our classes (casual participant)! We have heaps of options to suit everyone.
Marimbafest 2023 week will consist of:
· Two CATEGORIES of competition: SOLO (1 player, solo marimba) and ENSEMBLE (2-10 players, chamber ensemble)
· Two CLASSES of competition: A CLASS (under the age of 18 on 1 July 2023) and OPEN CLASS (all ages)
· All participants receive valuable feedback and can potentially win prizes (we've given over $20,000 of prizes in the last two years - and online participants will have prizes shipped!)
· Masterclasses for participants during the week from the faculty artists covering areas like technique, performance, composition, career and more
· Free exciting concerts all week featuring the participants, faculty artists and local artists
· A bigger Marimbafest Shop for all your percussion gear needs
· Opportunities to meet other percussionists from around the world with lunches provided + social opportunities
SELECT YOUR TICKET
FULL PARTICIPANT (CLOSED)
From $120.00 to $250.00
This ticket allows you to participate as a FULL participant (including competition, classes and all activities of the week + meals provided if in-person). Please ensure you choose the correct option for your status (ISP/IEP/OSP/OEP). *Ensemble passes (IEP/OEP) must be bought together with your other ensemble members (2-10 players per ensemble). Each ensemble member must have one IEP/OEP each.*
From $120.00 to $250.00
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ISP: In-Person Solo Pass
From $130.00 to $150.00
THIS IS A FINAL RELEASE TICKET for those who missed out on our registration period - these late casual tickets will be available until 1st June 2023. This ticket allows you to participate as a casual observer (no competition - includes access to all masterclasses for the week and access to snacks and amenities (e.g. tea and coffee), no full meals provided). Please ensure you choose the correct option for your status (IC/OC).
From $130.00 to $150.00Price optionPriceQuantityTotal
IC: In-Person Casual
I1C: IN-PERSON ONE CLASS
This option allows you to pay for single entry into one masterclass of your choice. We highly recommend going for our CASUAL options for better value (IC or OC), but if you can only make it to one, this is your best bet!