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THE FOURTH MARIMBAFEST, THE BIGGEST ONE YET.

Marimbafest 2023 returns bigger and better than ever, with more flexible options to suit anyone who loves marimba and percussion.
We're back with a new hybrid competition, welcoming in-person and online participants from Australia and around the world.
We've seen over 100+ participants from 15 countries enjoy Marimbafest experiences over the last three festivals. It's your turn next!
WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?
 
Marimbafest 2023 happens from the afternoon of Sunday 2nd July 2023 and concludes on the evening of Saturday 8th July 2022. 
 
We now have FULL Participation and CASUAL Participation options available - FULL participants are recommended to attend all classes and activities during the week (with the Competition being compulsory), while CASUAL participants are encouraged to attend as much as they are able to get the most out of their Marimbafest Week.
Marimbafest 2023 will happen live and in-person at our new home for 2023, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) (2 Bradford Road, Mount Lawley WA 6050, Australia).  WAAPA is centrally located at the Edith Cowan University campus in Mount Lawley and is an easily accessible area with direct bus routes and ample parking for cars.
Visit our Travel Information page to find out how to get there easily.
But remember, just like our Marimbafests in 2021 and 2022, Marimbafest 2023 is a hybrid event - meaning that you can participate either in-person (ISP/IEP/IC) or online (OSP/OEP/OC)!
 
There are no COVID restrictions in Australia as of 2023, so we welcome local, interstate and international participants to visit in-person. If you are planning to visit in-person, please visit our Travel Information page for information about getting here. 
 
Of course, you may also participate online from the comfort of your own home for ultimate convenience! In 2021 and 2022, participants chose the online option if they had difficult access to flights or financial constraints, which allowed them to participate in a much more convenient and budget-friendly way. This means no matter where you are in the world, you can have access to our full suite of competition, masterclasses and other Marimbafest activities.
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
 
  • Our 4th edition of the popular Marimbafest Competitionsolo marimba (1 player only) competition and percussion ensemble (2-10 players) competition with in-person and online participants
  • NEW FOR 2023 - the introduction of CASUAL PARTICIPATION - for those who would not like to participate in the Competition, we now have a cheaper masterclasses-only option for the week - ideal for those who would like a more relaxed week
  • 13 x 1 hour masterclasses with our 2023 Faculty Artists covering various topics including performance, composition, ensemble skills, singer-songwriting, career and more
  • Opportunities to network and socialise with your fellow participants, faculty and staff
  • Opening reception for participants and free concerts all week
  • The return of the Marimbafest Shop, featuring brands from around the world
To give you an idea of what Marimbafest 2023 will look like, here is a draft schedule for Marimbafest Week.
Times and presenters may vary - final schedule released in May 2023.
For online participants, times are in Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) (GMT+8):
SUNDAY 2ND JULY - DAY 0, OPENING DAY
3:00pm - Marimbafest 2023 Opening Reception (Participants, Faculty and Invited Guests only)
5:00pm - Concert #1: 2023 International Artist Showcase
MONDAY 3RD JULY - DAY 1, MASTERCLASSES (I)
10:00am - Faculty Masterclass #1
11:15am - Faculty Masterclass #2
12:15pm - Lunch Break
1:30pm - Faculty Masterclass #3
2:45pm - Faculty Masterclass #4
4:00pm - Competition Warmups for Full Participants (TBA)
TUESDAY 4TH JULY - DAY 2, MASTERCLASSES (II)
10:00am - Faculty Masterclass #5
11:15am - Faculty Masterclass #6
12:15pm - Lunch Break
1:30pm - Faculty Masterclass #7
2:45pm - Faculty Masterclass #8
4:00pm - Competition Warmups for Full Participants (TBA)
WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY - DAY 3, COMPETITION PART 1
10:00am - 11:30am - SEMIFINAL STAGE Part 1 Warmups
11:30am - 12:30pm - Break (BYO Lunch)
12:30pm - 5:00pm - Concert #2: Marimbafest 2023 SEMIFINAL STAGE, Part 1
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Results Announcement and Feedback
THURSDAY 6TH JULY - DAY 4, COMPETITION PART 2
10:00am - 11:30am - SEMIFINAL STAGE Part 2 Warmups
11:30am - 12:30pm - Break (BYO Lunch)
12:30pm - 5:00pm - Concert #3: Marimbafest 2023 SEMIFINAL STAGE, Part 2
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Results Announcement and Feedback
FRIDAY 7TH JULY - DAY 5, MASTERCLASSES (III)
10:00am - Faculty Masterclass #9
11:15am - Faculty Masterclass #10
12:15pm - Lunch Break
1:30pm - Faculty Masterclass #11
2:45pm - Faculty Masterclass #12
4:00pm - Faculty Masterclass #13
5:15pm - Surprise event (...!)
SATURDAY 8TH JULY - DAY 6, FINAL CONCERTS
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Concert #4: Marimbafest 2023 FINAL STAGE, Part 1
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Concert #5: Marimbafest 2023 FINAL STAGE, Part 2
3:00pm - Afternoon Tea
4:00pm - 6:00pm - Concert #6: Marimbafest 2023 Closing Ceremony + Awards Presentation
 
WHO ARE THE FACULTY MEMBERS?
Throughout the week of Marimbafest 2023, you will be guided and mentored by a faculty team from around the world.
 
We are pleased to be welcoming a new Faculty Artist family for 2023 representing all disciplines of percussion:
Dr Matthew Lau (Hong Kong/USA)  (he/him)
2023 In-Person Faculty Artist / Competition Faculty Panel
International Contemporary Percussion Soloist and Educator
Artist for Marimba One, Elite Mallets, Black Swamp Percussion
Kana Omori (Japan)  (she/her)
2023 In-Person Faculty Artist / Competition Faculty Panel
International Marimba Virtuoso Soloist
Artist for Adams Percussion, Encore Mallets/Salyers Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Edition Svitzer
Ivan Trevino (USA)  (he/him)
2023 Online Faculty Artist
Composer-Percussionist and Songwriter, Lecturer of Percussion at University of Texas at Austin
Artist for Innovative Percussion, Black Swamp Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads,
Pearl / Adams, Meinl, Beetle Percussion
Spectrum Ensemble - Jaime Esposito (they/them) + SA Hall (they/them) (USA) 
2023 Online Faculty Artist
 International LGBTQIA+ New Music Ensemble
Artist for Black Swamp Percussion 
Chris Thompson aka Master Christopher (USA)  (he/him)
2023 Online Faculty Artist
Multi-Disciplinary Composer-Performer and Lyricist
Artist for Marimba One, Black Swamp Percussion, Alliance of Black Orchestral Percussionists, PAS New Music/Research Committee
Rosie Cerquone (USA)  (she/her)
2023 Online Faculty Artist
Vibraphonist and Singer-Songwriter
Artist for Marimba One, Blue Haus Mallet Shop
Robert Oetomo (Australia - NSW)   (he/him)
2023 In-Person Faculty Artist / Competition Faculty Panel / Composer-In-Residence
International Marimba Soloist and Composer
Artist for Marimba One, Encore Mallets/Salyers Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Edition Svitzer, Tapspace
Adam Tan (Australia - WA)   (he/him)
Marimbafest 2023 Executive Director
2023 In-Person Faculty Artist / Competition Faculty Panel
Marimba Soloist, Composer and Content Creator
Artist for Marimba One, Encore Mallets/Salyers Percussion, Edition Svitzer, Soundbrenner
Paul Tanner (Australia - WA)  (he/him)
2023 In-Person Faculty Artist / Competition Faculty Panel
Marimba-Vibraphone Specialist and Composer
 
Mercedes Slack-Smith (Australia - WA)  (she/her)
2023 In-Person Faculty Artist
Percussion Educator and Drumline Instructor
Find out more about our Faculty here.
We are also excited to present our Marimbafest Staff Team for 2023 who will be here to assist you throughout the week.
Adam Tan (he/him)  - Marimbafest 2023 Executive Director
Carissa Soares (she/her)  - Marimbafest 2023 Associate Director
Maddie Colvin (she/her)  - Marimbafest 2023 General Manager
Joey Eng (he/him)  - Marimbafest 2023 Operations Manager
Gabby Lee (she/her)  - Marimbafest 2023 Operations Officer
Find out more about our Staff Team here.
 
 
HOW DOES THE COMPETITION WORK?
For our Full Participants of 2023, we have revamped our popular Marimbafest Competition to have three categories.
Competitors can be one of two types:
SOLO COMPETITOR - A single participant performing unaccompanied solo marimba work(s)
ENSEMBLE COMPETITOR - A single participant who forms part of a larger percussion ensemble (min. 2 members, max. 10 members), performing percussion ensemble work(s) that contain at least one (1) keyboard instrument 
The above competitors will enter one of the below Categories:
SOLO MARIMBA - A CLASS: only for solo competitors under the age of 18
SOLO MARIMBA - OPEN CLASS: open category for solo competitors of all ages
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - OPEN CLASS*: open category for ensemble competitors of all ages
Competitors will be allocated to classes based on their age as of 2nd July 2023.
However, if you are under the age of 18 and would like to voluntarily participate in SOLO MARIMBA - OPEN CLASS, please specify this during registration.
 
Due to popularity in 2022, for 2023 we have merged the ENSEMBLE A CLASS and ENSEMBLE OPEN CLASS into one category - 
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - OPEN CLASS.
See below for further information.
01 - FIRST STAGE
ONLINE VIDEO SUBMISSION (SUBMIT TO US BY THURSDAY 1ST JUNE 2023)
ALL COMPETITORS (in-person and online): Submit ONE (1) video of you performing a single work by 1st June 2023.
This video must be unedited, in one take and uploaded exclusively for Marimbafest 2023 use (no past performances).
SOLO MARIMBA - A CLASS: you must choose a work from either the A CLASS or OPEN CLASS Repertoire List
SOLO MARIMBA - OPEN CLASS: you must choose a work from the OPEN CLASS Repertoire List
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - OPEN CLASS: you must choose an ensemble work (2-10 players) that satisfies the following conditions:
  • at least one (1) percussion keyboard instrument (marimba, vibraphone or xylophone) in the instrumentation;
  • may include non-percussion instrument parts (e.g. violin, voice, narrator, works like Space Junk etc), but percussion parts must still form the majority of the instrumentation (e.g. cannot choose a marimba and violin duo because percussion and non-percussion are equally represented)
  • must be fully notated with sheet music readily available;
  • must NOT be self-composed by any of the ensemble's members;
  • may be a direct transcription of an existing non-percussion work (e.g. string quartet for four marimbas);
  • up to 15 minutes in total length (single movements permitted, movements must add up to no more than 15 min total);
  • does NOT have to be from the ENSEMBLE Repertoire List (these are for suggestion only - consult these if you are unsure!).
 
Video submissions must be full performances (not partial performances).
 
Your video will be inspected by our faculty panel before you proceed to SEMIFINAL STAGE. 
If you are in the Ensemble category, please ensure you check your repertoire choice with us first (if not on the List).
You must provide an online video submission to continue to the live SEMIFINAL STAGE.
02 - SEMIFINAL STAGE
HYBRID COMPETITION SEMIFINALS - PRESENTED LIVE AT MARIMBAFEST 2023 (WEDNESDAY 5TH AND THURSDAY 6TH JULY 2023)
After you have passed FIRST STAGE, you and/or your ensemble will perform one work at Marimbafest 2023. 
 
You may use:
the same work you/your ensemble used in FIRST STAGE,
or you may choose a different work, following the same Repertoire List and/or Ensemble conditions as FIRST STAGE.
IN-PERSON PARTICIPANTS: You will perform your chosen work live at the WA Academy of Performing Arts.
ONLINE PARTICIPANTS: If you are using the same work as FIRST STAGE, you may opt to use that video as your submission for SEMIFINAL STAGE.
If you are performing a different work, you will be asked to submit the new video by 30 June 2023. Your video will be played during live semifinals at WAAPA.
Both IN-PERSON and ONLINE participants will be adjudicated live by our faculty panel at the live SEMIFINAL STAGE.
The TOP 3 finalists from each category (three soloists and three ensembles) will be chosen to move on to FINAL STAGE.
03 - FINAL STAGE
HYBRID COMPETITION FINALS - PRESENTED LIVE AT MARIMBAFEST 2023 (SATURDAY 8TH JULY 2023)
 
For all SOLO competitors (in-person and online)
In FINAL STAGE, a finalist 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 FIRST or SEMIFINAL stages)
 
The Faculty Panel will then determine the order of 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each category.
For ENSEMBLE competitors (in-person and online)
In FINAL STAGE, your ensemble must play:
  • Another ensemble work of your choice* no longer than 15 minutes (which cannot be the same as FIRST or SEMIFINAL stages).
*For ENSEMBLE competitors, the new work chosen for FINAL STAGE must follow the same rules as FIRST and SEMIFINAL.
The Faculty Panel will then determine which ensemble finalist is the winner of the Competition.
Feeling keen to get started? Register now to avoid missing out!
DRAFT SCHEDULE
FACULTY
COMPETITION WORKS
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I discovered after going to Marimbafest Australia 2022, I’m really into marimba and percussion. It’s a very comprehensive program! Your taste in music can change in an instant once you join the festival!
- Rani Fung (HONG KONG SAR)
Marimbafest 2022 Participant
First Prize, Marimbafest 2022 Solo and Ensemble Competition (A CLASS)
St Mary's Canossian College
PRIZES

COMPETITION PRIZES

Loads of prizes coming for 2023! We have given away thousands of dollars of prizes in each Marimbafest, so don't worry we got you coered.

Stay tuned for full prize list :)


2023 MAIN PRIZES - SOLO CATEGORY

 SOLO MARIMBA (A CLASS) - FIRST PRIZE
SOLO MARIMBA (A CLASS) - SECOND PRIZE
SOLO MARIMBA (A CLASS) - THIRD PRIZE


 SOLO MARIMBA (OPEN CLASS) - FIRST PRIZE 
SOLO MARIMBA (OPEN CLASS) - SECOND PRIZE 
SOLO MARIMBA (OPEN CLASS) - THIRD
PRIZE

2023 MAIN PRIZES - ENSEMBLE CATEGORY

 PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (OPEN CLASS) - FIRST PRIZE
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (OPEN CLASS) - SECOND PRIZE
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (OPEN CLASS) - THIRD PRIZE


OTHER PRIZES AND GIFTS

 Multiple side prizes and awards available, including the YOUNG MARIMBA ARTIST AWARD, MARIMBA ONE CHOICE AWARD, ENCORE MALLETS DISTINCTION AWARD and more.
All in-person full participants also receive a MARIMBAFEST 2023 GIFT BAG!


 
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Everyone IS SUPER FRIENDLY! Marimbafest is an exciting and friendly international marimba competition and festival. You will definitely make a lot of new friends worldwide!
- Sheng-Che Lin (TAIWAN)
Marimbafest 2022 Participant
F
irst Prize, Marimbafest 2022 Solo and Ensemble Competition (OPEN CLASS)
National Taiwan Normal University

2023 COMPETITION REPERTOIRE LIST

Below are the three Repertoire Lists: SOLO A CLASS, SOLO OPEN CLASS, and ENSEMBLE OPEN CLASS.

Solo participants must choose one work from the Repertoire List for FIRST + SEMIFINAL stages.

SOLO A CLASS participants may choose from both SOLO A CLASS and SOLO OPEN CLASS Lists.
SOLO OPEN CLASS solo participants can ONLY choose from the SOLO OPEN CLASS List.
Works with * red asterisks * are signature solo works either composed or arranged by Marimbafest current and former Faculty and Artists.

A CLASS SOLO REPERTOIRE LIST
Abe, Keiko    Frogs    Studio 4 Productions
Cangelosi, Casey   White Knuckle Stroll   Casey Cangelosi
Edwards, Ross   Marimba Dances   Australian Music Centre

Gerassimez, Alexej    Eravie    Edition Svitzer
Hopper, Adam    Ghost Garden    C. Alan Publications
Monkman, Jesse    Parody   Tapspace Publications
Muramatsu, Takatsugu    Land    Yano Music Publishing
Oetomo, Robert    Two Lullabies    Edition Svitzer*
Sejourne, Emmanuel    Nancy    Volton Musikverlag
Smadbeck, Paul    Virginia Tate    Keyboard Percussion Publications
Trevino, Ivan    Feeling Better    Ivan Trevino
*

Tyson, Blake    A cricket sang and set the sun    Blake Tyson
Tan, Adam    Dream    Edition Svitzer/Adam Tan*
Tan, Adam    Hope    Edition Svitzer/Adam Tan*
Tan, Adam    Together    Edition Svitzer/Adam Tan*


OPEN CLASS SOLO REPERTOIRE LIST
Abe, Keiko    Ancient Vase    Schott
Abe, Keiko    Dream of the Cherry Blossoms    Zimmermann

Abe, Keiko    Itsuki Fantasy for Six Mallets    Xebec
Abe, Keiko    Marimba d'amore    Xebec
Abe, Keiko    Memories of the Seashore    Schott
Abe, Keiko   Variations on Japanese Children Songs   Xebec
Abe, Keiko    Wind in the Bamboo Grove    Schott
Albeniz, Isaac    Asturias     Edition Svitzer

Arlen, Harold    Over The Rainbow  (arr. Robert Oetomo)    Tapspace Publications*
Berg, Daniel    Blue Memories    Edition Svitzer
Berg, Daniel   Fantasy and Toccata   Edition Svitzer
Berg, Daniel    Helios    Edition Svitzer
Berg, Daniel   Phoenix   Edition Svitzer
Bilic, Ivana   Tafate   Edition Svitzer
Broström, Tobias    Trois Tableaux    Edition Svitzer
Cangelosi, Casey   Any of the Etudes  Casey Cangelosi
Cangelosi, Casey   Any of the Characters   Casey Cangelosi
Cangelosi, Casey   Five Preludes   Casey Cangelosi
Cangelosi, Casey   Theatric no. 2   Casey Cangelosi
Cangelosi, Casey   Two Characters   Casey Cangelosi
Cangelosi, Casey   Viscosity   Casey Cangelosi
Cheung, Pius   Colors   Pius Cheung

Cheung, Pius   Etude in C major   Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius   Etude in C minor Pius Cheung
​Cheung, Pius   Etude in C# minor Pius Cheung
​Cheung, Pius   Etude in Db minor Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius   Etude in D major   Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius   Etude in D minor Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius    Etude in Eb minor    Edition Svitzer
Cheung, Pius    Etude in E minor    Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius    Etude in F minor    Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius    Etude in F# 
minor    Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius   Nocturne in F major   Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius   Nocturne in F minor Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius   Nocturne in Gb major   Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius   Nocturne in F major   Pius Cheung

Cheung, Pius    Poetic Fantasy    Edition Svitzer
Cheung, Pius   Prelude in G minor   Pius Cheung
Cheung, Pius   Sonata in C, Vitanata
   Pius Cheung
Chiu, Calvin    Rust    Edition Svitzer

Daimo, Eriko    Furusato    Edition Svitzer
Daimo, Eriko    Kuusi (The Spruce)    Pius Cheung

Edwards, Ross   More Marimba Dances   Australian Music Centre
Eng, Joey   Blossom   Joey Eng
*
Eng, Joey   Postcards from New Zealand   Joey Eng
*
Eng, Joey   Saudade   Joey Eng*
Eng, Joey   The Wind That Cradles The Clouds   Joey Eng*

Falk, Steve   A Long Way Home   Edition Svitzer
Falk, Steve    Errol Street    Edition Svitzer
Ford, Mark     Moon Chasers     Innovative Percussion

Fukushima, Aiko    Dance of Words    Edition Svitzer
Gershwin, George    Rhapsody in Blue (arr Adélaïde Ferrière)     Edition Svitzer

Golinski, Tomasz    Luminosity    Edition Svitzer
Hakase, Taro   情熱大陸 (Jounetsu Tairiku)  (arr Kana Omori)    Edition Svitzer*
Khachaturian, Aram   Adagio (From Spartacus)  arr. Johan Söderholm   Edition Svitzer
Le Picard, Guillaume   Abaca   C.Alan Publications
Leuenberger, Manuel    Anna    Edition Svitzer
Lin, Chin Cheng    Tango for Naoko    Edition Svitzer
Lin, Wei-Chen    Shanghai Impressions    Edition Svitzer*
Lorick, Matthew   Odessa   PM Europe Publications
Marjan, Csaba Zoltan    Lemuria - The Fallen Civilization    Edition Svitzer
Marjan, Csaba Zoltan    Niflheim    Edition Svitzer
Martin, Freddy    Bumble Boogie (arr Kana Omori)    Edition Svitzer*
Mascagni, Pietro    Cavalleria Rusticana  (arr Eriko Daimo)    Edition Svitzer
Miki, Minoru   Time for Marimba   Ongaku no Yomo Edition
Mimura, Nanae  Transformation of Pachelbel's Canon   HoneyRock Publishing

Miyake, Kazunori   Chain   Maasbree : Beurskens
O'Meara, Rich    Restless    Mostly Marimba
Oetomo, Robert    Etude de Paganini    Edition Svitzer*
Oetomo, Robert    Four Fantasies for Solo Marimba Vol. 1    Edition Svitzer*
Oetomo, Robert    Four Fantasies for Solo Marimba Vol. 2    Edition Svitzer*
Oetomo, Robert    Four Fantasies for Solo Marimba Vol. 3    Edition Svitzer
*
Oetomo, Robert    Life Anew    Edition Svitzer*
Oetomo, Robert    May Peace Prevail    Edition Svitz
er*
Oetomo, Robert    Pining for the Spring Breeze
    Tapspace*
Oetomo, Robert    Rainbow    Edition Svitzer*
Oetomo, Robert    Waltzing Matilda    Tapspace*
Paganini, Niccolo    Caprice No. 24 (arr Adélaïde Ferrière)     Edition Svitzer

Piazzolla, Astor    Libertango (arr Kana Omori)    Edition Svitzer*
Piazzolla, Astor    Verano Porteno (arr Pius Cheung)   Pius Cheung
Sammut, Eric   Cameleon   Keyboard Percussion Publications
Sammut, Eric   Four Rotations   Keyboard Percussion Publications
Sammut, Eric   Indifference   Keyboard Percussion Publications
Sammut, Eric   Libertango   Keyboard Percussion Publications

Sammut, Eric   Variations on Porgy and Bess   Keyboard Percussion Publications
Schwantner, Joseph    Velocities    Schott
Sejourne, Emmanuel    Romantica    Norsk Musikforlag
Stankovych, Yevhen    Amazonka    Edition Svitzer
Sueyoshi, Yasuo    Mirage pour Marimba   Ongaku no Yomo Edition
Sueyoshi, Yasuo    Ripple   Ongaku no Yomo Edition
Takada, Naoko    Memories   Mostly Marimba

Tarrega, Francisco    Fantasia on Themes from La Traviata (arr Wei-Chen Lin)    Edition Svitzer*
Tarrega, Francisco    Marcia dal Tannhauser (arr Wei-Chen Lin)    Edition Svitzer*
Tan, Adam    Lotus    Edition Svitzer/Adam Tan*
Tan, Adam    Moon    Edition Svitzer/Adam Tan*

Tan, Adam    Path    Edition Svitzer/Adam Tan*
Tan, Adam    Skyward    Edition Svitzer/Adam Tan*
Tan, Adam    Sunflower     Edition Svitzer/Adam Tan*

Teng, Yu-Hsien    Pining for the Spring Breeze (望春風)  (arr Robert Oetomo)    Tapspace*
Thomas, Andrew    Merlin    Margun Music
Trevino, Ivan    Immigrant Song    Ivan Trevino
*
Trevino, Ivan   Memento    Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Song Book Vol. 1  (Anthem, Dance!, Holiday, Little Things, Vessels)   Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Strive to be Happy    
Ivan Trevino*
Vinao, Alejandro    Khan Variations    Alejandro Vinao
Yamada, Kosaku    Red Dragonfly    Edition Svitzer
Zeltsman, Nancy    Black Velvet    Edition Svitzer

ENSEMBLE OPEN CLASS do not have to choose from the ENSEMBLE OPEN CLASS List - these are just suggested works if you are unsure of what kind of work to choose.
Works with * red asterisks * are signature solo works either composed or arranged by Marimbafest current and former Faculty and Artists.

ENSEMBLE OPEN CLASS - SUGGESTED REPERTOIRE LIST
2 PLAYERS
Astrand, Anders   Duo Arpeggio    Edition Svitzer
Blazewicz, Marcin    Piece for Two Marimbas    Edition Svitzer
Chabrier, Emmanuel     Bourrée Fantasque   Edition Svitzer

Cheung, Pius   Nocturne in F Major    Edition Svitzer
Cheung, Pius   Rhapsody in Blue   Edition Svitzer
Cheung, Pius   Verano Porteno (duo version)   Edition Svitzer
Cornelius, Henrik   Frost & Blizzard   Edition Svitzer

Debussy, Claude   Danse for marimba duo (arr Nancy Zeltsman)    Edition Svitzer
Debussy, Claude   Pagodes (arr Kai Strobel)   Edition Svitzer
Dorman, Avner    Udacrep Akubrad   Avner Dorman

Golinski, Tomasz    Purity 2    Edition Svitzer
Holmes, Cody    Insomnia     C. Alan Publications
*

Liu, Heng   The General   Edition Svitzer
Marjan, Csaba Zoltan   Lemuria - The Fallen Civilization (duo version)    Edition Svitzer=
O'Meara, Rich   Tsubaki Dance   Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert   Stars Above    Edition Svitzer*
Tan, Adam    Flying Colours    Edition Svitzer/Adam Tan*
Tan, Adam    Meet Again    Edition Svitzer/Adam Tan*
Tan, Adam    Sword Shield    Edition Svitzer/Adam Tan*
Trevino, Ivan   2+1    Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   2300 Degrees    Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Catching Shadows   Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Crossroads   Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Driven   Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Hold Fast  
 Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Into The Air   Ivan Trevino*

3 PLAYERS
Hakase, Taro   情熱大陸 (Jounetsu Tairiku)  (arr Kana Omori)  for two marimbas and vibraphone   Edition Svitzer*
Kaboom Percussion    Finale from William Tell    Kaboom Percussion*
Kaboom Percussion   Summer From The Four Seasons    Kaboom Percussion*
Master Christopher
   Caged Birds the Most Heard   Master Christopher*
Tan, Adam    We Are Heroes    Edition Svitzer*
Trevino, Ivan   Flow   
 Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Open Your Eyes
  Ivan Trevino*

4 PLAYERS
Campins, Miki   Shiver   Edition Svitzer
Cheung, Pius   Tesla's Harmony   Edition Svitzer
Eng, Joey   Quiet Mind   Joey Eng
*

Græsvold, Hans Magne    Ludus   Edition Svitzer
Mellitts, Marc    Gravity   Marc Mellitts
Miki, Minoru   Marimba Spiritual  (for 4 players)   Ongaku no Yomo Edition
Mertens, Walter   Synbad   Edition Svitzer
Nishihara, Taiki   2x2   Edition Svitzer
Broström, Tobias   Ombra   Edition Svitzer
Oetomo, Robert   Song and Dance    Edition Svitzer*
Sculthorpe, Peter   Jabiru Dreaming   Faber Music
Stopa, Alex   Spiral   Tapspace
Takeno, Tetsuya   Samsara   Tapspace
Trevino, Ivan   Space Junk  
Ivan Trevino*
Westlake, Nigel   Omphalo Centric Lecture   Australian Music Centre

5-10 PLAYERS
Adde, Terje   Skisse Nr. II   Edition Svitzer
Arlen, Harold   Over The Rainbow (arr Robert Oetomo) - ensemble version   Tapspace*
Astrand, Anders   Gigue   Edition Svitzer
Astrand, Anders   Metal   Edition Svitzer
Becker, Bob   Mudra   KPP
Falk, Steve   Great Ocean Road 5    Edition Svitzer
Finkelmeier, Maria   Hittade   Edition Svitzer
Fleck, Bela   UFO Tofu (arr Tom Gierke)   Tapspace
Holmes, Jeffrey   Occasus   Edition Svitzer
Lin, Chin-Cheng   Marimba Concertino No. 2   Edition Svitzer
Master Christopher   INSTITUTIONS   Master Christopher
*
Master Christopher
   MASTERPLAN   Master Christopher*
Perez, Francisco   Duende   Tapspace
Ravel, Maurice   Alborada del Gracioso (arr Jim Ancona)   Tapspace
Ravel, Maurice   Prelude from Le Tombeau de Couperin  (arr Ralph Hardimon)   Tapspace
Soderholm, Johan   Jhana   Edition Svitzer
Stankovych, Yevhen   Labyrinth   Edition Svitzer
Tan, Adam    We Are Heroes, Together As One   Adam Tan
*
Trevino, Ivan   A Spiral Made of Wires   Ivan Trevino
*
Trevino, Ivan   Almaty  Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Ariel   Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Bloom   
Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Catching Shadows (sextet)   
Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   PUNX  Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Shared Space
  Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Six
  Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Space Junk  Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Thank You
  Ivan Trevino*
Trevino, Ivan   Time is Relative   Ivan Trevino*


COMPULSORY WORKS FOR FINAL SOLO STAGES
FOR A CLASS SOLO COMPETITORS
A new work by Robert Oetomo (4.3 octave), released exclusively to participants for their use during Marimbafest 2023

FOR OPEN CLASS SOLO COMPETITORS
A new work by Adam Tan  (4.3 octave), released exclusively to participants for their use during Marimbafest 2023
REPERTOIRE LIST
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It was just an incredible experience to be able to see so many amazing artists and participants perform and to learn so much from all the masterclasses. It was also great to get such constructive feedback on all your performances to help you develop as a player.

It was a ton of fun and I would recommend being a part of Marimbafest to anyone who loves percussion!
- Sebastian Malmquist (SWEDEN)
Marimbafest 2022 Participant
Third Prize, Marimbafest 2022 Solo and Ensemble Competition (A CLASS)

Stockholm, Sweden

WHAT DO I NEED?

We welcome players of all skill levels and experience backgrounds to participate in Marimbafest. If you are planning on visiting from interstate or overseas in-person, please refer to our Travel Information page.
Personal Requirements
  • At least 12 years of age from 1st January 2023 (maximum age of 35), but younger participants are welcome with parental guidance!
  • Parents / guardians may accompany younger participants / participants who require assistance if necessary.
COVIDSafe Requirements For In-Person Participants
  • Hand hygiene, social distancing and other measures must be followed at all times.
  • If you are feeling unwell, COVID positive or are a symptomatic close contact, please do not attend.
Sheet Music And Mallets/Instruments
  • Sheet music for competition use will be fully paperless - please send us scans of your sheet music with your submissions, as well as a photo of the original score or purchase receipt (if online)
  • Please bring any other music you wish to work through with Faculty in workshops.
  • Instruments will be provided to you, but please bring your own mallets and sticks. If your ensemble requires instruments that are unavailable at WAAPA, you are responsible for providing these at your own expense.
Other Items To Consider
  • Some meals are included for Full Participants for 2023 (Sunday reception / Monday, Tuesday, Friday lunch / Saturday afternoon tea and basic amenities like water, snacks tea and coffee throughout the week).
  • Casual Participants have access to the above basic amenities only (no meals).
  • It is recommended you bring and wear concert outfits of your choice (e.g. neat formal attire) for performances.
  • Dress code is casual for all other activities.
  • Transport is not included, so please organise your own transport to WAAPA. Public transport is easy for participants residing in the Perth CBD and Northbridge areas. Parking is free on weekends only, otherwise there is paid parking available during weekdays 9am-5pm. More information about this is available on our Travel Information page.
WHAT DO I NEED

2023 SOLO & ENSEMBLE COMPETITION RULES

BELOW ARE THE DETAILED COMPETITION RULES FOR MARIMBAFEST 2023'S SOLO & ENSEMBLE COMPETITION.
BY PARTICIPATING YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

GENERAL
Marimbafest Australia is the operator of this Competition.
All decisions regarding prizes and winners are at the Faculty Panel's discretion.
The live rounds will be held at the Richard Gill Auditorium, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (hereinafter referred to as 'WAAPA').
Online competitors will have their videos played on screen with amplification at WAAPA.

Only ticket holders who have successfully registered prior to 1st June 2023 may participate in the Competition as 'Participants'.
No late entries will be accepted.

CATEGORIES (SOLO AND ENSEMBLE)
The SOLO category must be participated by a solo (1 person) Participant.
The ENSEMBLE category must be participated by a group of Participants of two (2) or more Participants, with a maximum of 10 Participants.
Participants may enter both Solo and Ensemble categories simultaneously once each.
Multiple entries in the same category will not be accepted.
Participants must be at the age of 12 or older, with a maximum age of 35 as at 1 January 2023.


CLASSES (A CLASS AND OPEN CLASS)
The A CLASS is eligible to Competitors under the age of 18 as of 1st July 2023 only.
The OPEN CLASS is eligible to all Participants without restriction.
There is only one CLASS for Ensemble category, which is
OPEN CLASS ENSEMBLE.

All Participants can participate in one CLASS per category only.
Participants are only eligible for the Prizes and Awards for their respective CLASS.

COMPETITION PROCESS
All Participants (in-person and online) will submit videos for FIRST STAGE for their respective CLASS.
Participants  who pass FIRST STAGE will proceed to SEMIFINAL STAGE and perform/have their videos played in live semifinals in their respective CLASS.
All SEMIFINAL STAGE Participants will be given written feedback and ranked by the Faculty Panel.
The TOP 3 Participants from each CLASS will perform in the FINAL STAGE in their respective CLASS and CATEGORY (six (6) total 'Finalists').
The TOP 3 Finalists for each CLASS (six (6) total finalists) will be ranked according to the Faculty Panel's decisions.
The above applies to both SOLO and ENSEMBLE categories separately.

FOR ALL IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES
Marimbafest Australia supports the practice of using original copies and editions of sheet music.
Using pirated or illegally obtained sheet music for adjudicator's copies will result in disqualification from the competition.

All Participants are permitted to use sheet music on stage if required, whether in print form or electronic form (e.g. iPad/tablet).
Any sheet music used must be either the original published copy, or photocopies/digital copies with a prior sighted original copy/purchase receipt.
Participants must not perform a work different to their initial choices of repertoire, unless given prior permission to do so.
All repertoire performed for SOLO categories must be unaccompanied marimba solo music (no backing tracks, piano accompaniment etc).
All repertoire performed for ENSEMBLE categories must be unaccompanied mixed ensemble music (no backing tracks or electronics unless specifically required in the piece), while following the conditions in the section below.
In-person performances will use instruments available at WAAPA.
If ensembles require specific instruments unavailable at WAAPA, they are responsible to bring these themselves.
Normal stage etiquette, such as bowing and acknowledgement of the audience are all permitted and encouraged, but Participants will not be penalised if these elements are missing.


FOR ALL ONLINE PERFORMANCES
The rules cited in the FOR ALL IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES section above apply to online video submissions as well.
Videos submitted must be a one-take, unedited (both video and audio), single camera angle video in landscape. Cuts, transitions and any other edits are prohibited.
Videos must not have any other elements other than the performance itself (i.e. no title cards, text banners or other graphics).
Video must be recorded specifically for the use of Marimbafest 2022. Public live performances may not be used for your submission.

Online video submissions are welcome to use whatever instruments are available to them.
Video and audio quality issues will not affect the outcome of your Faculty Panel feedback and results, however, we recommend you get the best possible video and audio recording quality to ensure the best listening experience for the panel and audience.
If ensembles require specific instruments that are unavailable at their place of recording, they are responsible to organise these themselves.
Normal stage etiquette, such as bowing and acknowledgement of the audience are all permitted and encouraged, but Participants will not be penalised if these elements are missing.


REPERTOIRE CHOICE FOR OPEN CLASS ENSEMBLE CATEGORY
For all stages in the Ensemble category, there is no set repertoire list, but Participants may refer to the Open Class Ensemble Repertoire List for suggestions if needed.
Repertoire chosen must follow the following criteria:
1. The work must have at least one (1) percussion keyboard instrument (marimba, vibraphone or xylophone) in the instrumentation.

2. Performances of single movements within a multi-movement work are permitted, as long as the total duration of the performance is 15 minutes or less.
3. The work must be fully notated with sheet music available at the time of competition. No fully improvised works are permitted.
4. No self-composed works - the work cannot be composed by any of the ensemble members. Transcriptions of non-percussion works (e.g. string quartet transcribed to four marimbas) are accepted.
5. Non-percussion parts are permitted (e.g. narrator, synth, strings), as long as the work is still a percussion ensemble piece and percussion instrument parts remain the majority of the instrumentation.
The above criteria apply to FIRST, SEMIFINAL and FINAL STAGE performances in the Ensemble category.


FIRST AND SEMIFINAL STAGE PERFORMANCES (A CLASS AND OPEN CLASS SOLO CATEGORIES)
All FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE performances must be one solo work, 15 minutes or less in duration (single movements of multi-movement works accepted).
Solo participants may only play repertoire from the Repertoire List for FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE.
A CLASS Participants  can play any repertoire from either Repertoire List.
OPEN CLASS Participants  can only perform repertoire from the OPEN CLASS Repertoire List regardless of age.
FIRST STAGE videos must be uploaded to YouTube in unlisted format, with no video or audio editing used.
SEMIFINAL STAGE performances (live and video) will be held at WAAPA.
Repertoire choices for FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE can be the same or different (but must be from the List).

FIRST AND SEMIFINAL STAGE PERFORMANCES (OPEN CLASS ENSEMBLE CATEGORY)
All repertoire choices for the Ensemble Category should follow the rules of the REPERTOIRE CHOICE FOR OPEN CLASS ENSEMBLE CATEGORY section above.
FIRST STAGE videos must be uploaded to YouTube in unlisted format, with no video or audio editing used.
SEMIFINAL STAGE performances (live and video) will be held at WAAPA.
Repertoire choices for FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE can be the same or different (but must be from the List).

FINAL STAGE PERFORMANCES (SOLO CATEGORY)
Solo participants who advance to the FINAL STAGE must play two solo works, with a total duration (including their respective Compulsory Work) of under 20 minutes.
A CLASS Participants must perform the A CLASS Compulsory Work and one other unaccompanied marimba solo of their choice.
OPEN CLASS Participants must perform the OPEN CLASS Compulsory Work and one other unaccompanied marimba solo of their choice.
Free choice works may be self-composed.

All FINAL STAGE performances cannot use the same repertoire as FIRST STAGE and/or SEMIFINAL STAGE
Performances do not have to be from the Repertoire List, but can be if desired.

FINAL STAGE PERFORMANCES (ENSEMBLE CATEGORY)
Ensemble participants who advance to the FINAL STAGE must play one ensemble work, with a total duration of under 20 minutes.
The work chosen must follow the same conditions as the 
REPERTOIRE CHOICE FOR OPEN CLASS ENSEMBLE CATEGORY section.
Free choice works may not be self-composed.
The ensemble members should be the same as the ones who played in the FIRST and SEMIFINAL STAGE.

All FINAL STAGE performances cannot use the same repertoire as FIRST and/or SEMIFINAL STAGE.
Performances do not have to be from the Repertoire List, but can be if desired.

GOOD CONDUCT RULES FOR ALL PERFORMANCES
All Participants must uphold a general good standard of behaviour.
Engaging in inappropriate, disruptive, offensive or disorderly conduct towards Participants, Faculty, Staff or other individuals is prohibited.
Participants must use appropriate mallets on the instrument that are not exceedingly hard for the register (e.g. very hard mallets in the lowest octave).
Instruments or any other property of WAAPA, Marimbafest Australia or any other parties must not be willfully damaged in any way.
Disruptions to other Participants performances (e.g. making noises, taking photos with flash etc) is prohibited.
FINAL STAGE own choice performances (live and video performances) must not contain inappropriate or offensive content.
Any Participants found to be engaging in any bad conduct as above may be disqualified from the Competition and/or suspended from the Festival.
Participants, as well as any other parties, may spectate, take photos of and record other Competitors whilst they are performing.
COVIDSafe Rules must be adhered to at all times.


PRIZE INFORMATION
First Prizes, Second Prizes and Third Prizes can only be given to the finalists of A CLASS Solo, OPEN CLASS Solo and OPEN CLASS Ensemble of the Competition.
All additional prizes (other than the 'Choice Award') can be given to any Competitors who have not already received First, Second or Third Prize.
The Faculty Panel's decisions are final and cannot be changed.
Participants, Staff and other personnel must not interfere with the judging process in any way.
In the event a FINAL STAGE Competitor (or Competitors) is/are unable to perform in FINAL STAGE, the Faculty Panel will choose the next best Participant(s) from SEMIFINAL STAGE to replace them. Once this happens, the original FINAL STAGE Participant(s) is/are removed from FINAL STAGE and cannot return.
If a finalist is physically able to perform but does not successfully complete the performance, they will automatically be awarded the lowest prize available.
There is to be no tied Prizes. Each prize will only be awarded to one solo Participant or ensemble.
In the event of a tied vote among the Faculty Panel, the Faculty will re-deliberate until a clear outcome is reached.

Recording and Photography
You may be recorded during your Competition performance for use in promotional materials.
Audience members are permitted to take photos and record Participants' performances.
Flash photography and use of any other lighting equipment is not permitted.
Recording devices must be silent while being used in order to not disturb Competitors.

Changes and Cancellation
These Rules are subject to change at any time by the Marimbafest Australia staff team in exceptional circumstances.
In the event of emergency circumstances such as serious medical emergency, natural and man-made disasters etc, the event may be rescheduled or cancelled.

If you are unsure about any of the above, please do not hesitate to ask us at marimbafestaustralia@gmail.com.
 
COMPETITION RULES
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