OUR TEAM

The Marimbafest Australia team is a non-profit organisation of volunteers from around the world

 who aim to deliver a world class marimba festival experience in Perth

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.

THE MISSION

Marimbafest Australia is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the growth and promotion of education in the percussive arts across Australia.   
Founded in 2018 by Perth percussionist and YouTuber Adam Tan, the Marimbafest Australia organisation aims to provide a platform for percussion performance and education for all percussionists.
Marimbafest Australia's most popular event is the annual Marimbafest marimba festival and competition. This international event provides an opportunity for local and international percussionists to interact with and learn from world-class faculty members, while also showcasing their own performance abilities in a real-world concert environment.
Marimbafest Australia also hosts other programs throughout the year to encourage the growth of percussion in Western Australia, including Percussion All-Stars and the West Australian Youth Percussion Group (WAYPG)
 
Percussion All-Stars is a bi-annual concert series aimed at giving student percussionists the opportunity to perform in a live venue with high-quality instruments and a receptive audience. This series also gives local educators a chance to showcase their work with their students.
The Western Australian Youth Percussion Group (WAYPG) is Perth's first ever independent chamber ensemble program for percussionists studying in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Led by artistic directors Jackson Vickery and Adam Tan, the Group aims to bridge the gap between student life and professional life, delivering public percussion concerts regularly while giving an opportunity for individuals to work with other students from around WA.

THE MARIMBAFEST 2020 TEAM

Marimbafest Australia is made up of a diverse team of enthusiastic volunteers from across the world, bringing years of experience to the organisation.

ADAM TAN

Founder, Executive Director

Festival Management

Perth, 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 performing and educating around the world on a regular basis. Adam's compositions are published by Edition Svitzer. Adam is the Director of Marimbafest Australia.

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WILSON NG

Finance Director

Festival Management

Perth, Australia

Wilson Ng's insight and knowledge as an M&A Advisory Manager allows him to assist the Marimbafest team in financial modelling and valuation responsibilities. Wilson is the Finance Director of Marimbafest Australia.

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CARISSA SOARES

Operations Officer

Festival Operations

Perth, Australia

Carissa Soares is a percussionist from Perth, Western Australia. A current student of the University of Western Australia, Carissa was the 1st Prize winner of Marimbafest 2019's Marimba Competition and also received the people's choice award that year. Carissa is now an Operations Officer at Marimbafest Australia.

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ROBERT OETOMO

Principal Artistic Advisor

Festival Operations

Sydney, Australia

Robert Oetomo is a renowned Australian marimba soloist and composer. Robert is a Marimba One Discovery Artist, and endorses Encore Mallets Inc. and Paiste Cymbals. Robert's works are published by Edition Svitzer and Tapspace. Robert is the Artistic Director of the Sydney Marimba Weekend and is Faculty and Principal Artistic Advisor for Marimbafest Australia.

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PAUL TANNER

Featured Artist / Operations

Festival Operations

Perth, Australia

Paul Tanner is a percussionist and composer from Perth. Paul's work is inspired by his studies with Steve Schick and his travels to South America and Africa. He plays with WASO and is a tutor at UWA and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Paul is a Featured Artist and Artistic Advisor for Marimbafest Australia.

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SARAH BRITTENDEN

Conservatorium Manager

University of Western Australia

Perth, Australia

Sarah Brittenden is the Manager of the Conservatorium of Music. Through her incredible efforts in helping to organise large-scale events like Marimbafest Australia, countless projects at the Conservatorium find success in the greater music community.

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THERESE NG

General Manager

Festival Management

Melbourne, 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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JACKSON VICKERY

Operations Manager

Festival Management

Perth, Australia

Jackson Vickery is a percussionist and educator from Perth, Western Australia. Jackson can be found performing around the world, having recently completed a stint at the prestigious So Percussion Summer Institute. Jackson is the Operations Manager for Marimbafest Australia.

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ERIC LIM

Operations Officer

Festival Operations

Perth, Australia

Eric Lim is a music educator, pianist and composer from Perth, Western Australia. As a graduate from the University of Western Australia, Eric teaches at numerous schools around Australia as both a classroom and instrumental teacher. Eric is an Operations Officer for Marimbafest Australia.

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JET KYE CHONG

Artistic Advisor

Festival Operations

Perth, Australia

Jet Kye Chong is a percussionist from Perth, Western Australia. A current student of the University of Western Australia, Jet Kye Chong wins numerous competitions and prizes from around the world. Jet is an Operations Officer for Marimbafest Australia.

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GIP CHAN

Artistic Advisor

Industry and Merchandise

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Gip Chan is a percussionist and educator from Hong Kong. Gip is the director of Gip Percussion and HKGPE, creating outreach programs for young students and professionals alike. Gip is an Artistic Advisor for Marimbafest Australia.

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