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OUR 2020 FACULTY

We welcome back familiar faces, as well as a new face to the Marimbafest 2020 Faculty  family

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An advocate for diversity in music, Dr Lynn Vartan is a world renowned marimba soloist, chamber performer and professor. Currently the Director of Percussion at Southern Utah University, she is also the percussionist for the two-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble Southwest Chamber Music. Lynn is a Marimba One Signature Artist with her own line of mallets and is an endorser for Paiste and Remo.

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DR LYNN VARTAN

International Faculty  (USA)

Director of Percussion at  Southern Utah University

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Kana Omori is an international marimba soloist from Kyoto, Japan. A First Prize and Absolute Prize winner of PAS Italy, Kana frequently performs and presents classes around the world, including Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy and the USA. Kana is an ADAMS marimba artist and has her own line of mallets with Encore Mallets Inc and endorses SABIAN Cymbals. Kana's arrangements are published by Edition Svitzer.

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KANA OMORI

International Faculty  (Japan)

International Marimba Virtuoso Soloist

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Robert Oetomo is a renowned Australian marimba soloist and composer whose artistic practice sees him performing around the world on a regular basis. His compositions are some of the most popular works in the marimba repertory. Robert is a Marimba One Discovery Artist, has a signature line of mallets with Encore Mallets Inc. and endorses Paiste Cymbals. Robert's works are published by Edition Svitzer and Tapspace.

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ROBERT OETOMO

Australian Faculty  (Australia)

International Marimba Soloist and Composer

Adam Tan is a percussionist, composer and educator from Perth, Western Australia. He is the host and creator of the popular YouTube show about percussion, THE STUDIO. Adam is regularly seen performing, educating and serving as faculty around the world on a regular basis. Adam is the director and founder of Marimbafest Australia. Adam's compositions are published by Edition Svitzer.

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ADAM TAN

Festival Director  (Australia)

Executive Director for Marimbafest Australia

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With an established competition record, Dr Wei-Chen Lin is one of the world's most prolific marimba soloists and chamber musicians and was a Percussionist in the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Wei-Chen is a Marimba One Discovery Artist and is an endorser for Innovative Percussion with his own mallets and Grover Pro. Wei-Chen's arrangements are published by Edition Svitzer.

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DR WEICHEN LIN

International Faculty  (Taiwan/USA)

Professor of Percussion at Yulin Normal University

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With numerous commissions to his name, Dr Matthew Lau is a leading Hong Kong percussionist who travels the world performing new percussion music. Matthew is the artistic director and founder of contemporary percussion ensemble The Up Strike Project. Matthew is a Marimba One Discovery Artist, has a signature line of mallets with Elite Mallets and endorses Black Swamp Percussion.

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DR MATTHEW LAU

International Faculty  (Hong Kong)

Lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University

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From Hong Kong, Therese Ng is a leading marimba soloist and educator. Amongst other competition successes, Therese won 1st Prize at the Australian Marimba Competition and the ENKOR International Music Competition. Therese performs regularly around Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and the US. Therese is the General Manager of Marimbafest Australia.

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THERESE NG

Featured Artist (Hong Kong/Australia)

General Manager for Marimbafest Australia

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