OUR 2020 FACULTY
We welcome back familiar faces, as well as a new face to the Marimbafest 2020 Faculty family
Marimbafest 2020 Cancellation Notice (updated 19 April 2020)
MARIMBAFEST 2020 HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED TO JULY 2021
Due to the COVID-19 situation happening globally, we regret to inform that Marimbafest 2020 (originally scheduled for July 2020) has now been cancelled.
We look forward to launching a new Marimbafest event in July 2021, and we welcome everyone to support us then.
All ticket holders have now been refunded. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.
Please stay safe during these next few months. Thank you for your support.
DR LYNN VARTAN
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.
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.
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.
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.
DR WEICHEN LIN
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.
DR MATTHEW LAU
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.
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.
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.