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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.

OUR 2020 FACULTY

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

DR LYNN VARTAN

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International Faculty  (USA)

Director of Percussion at  Southern Utah University

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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KANA OMORI

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International Faculty  (Japan)

International Marimba Virtuoso Soloist

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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ROBERT OETOMO

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Australian Faculty  (Australia)

International Marimba Soloist and Composer

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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PAUL TANNER

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Featured Artist (Australia)

Percussion Faculty at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Paul Tanner is a renowned Australian percussionist who has travelled across the world as a soloist, ensemble and orchestral musician. Formerly Principal Percussionist of West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Paul is now a DMA candidate and percussion faculty at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

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DR WEICHEN LIN

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International Faculty  (Taiwan/USA)

Professor of Percussion at Yulin Normal University

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 MATTHEW LAU

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International Faculty  (Hong Kong)

Lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University

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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THERESE NG

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Featured Artist (Hong Kong/Australia)

General Manager for Marimbafest Australia

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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ADAM TAN

Festival Director  (Australia)

Executive Director for Marimbafest Australia

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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