UNIVERSAL MARIMBA COMPETITION & FESTIVAL BELGIUM 2017
Marimba Solo, Marimba Chamber Music, Marimba Composition
Under the High Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Paolo
Artistic director: Ludwig Albert
July 24 - August 1, 2017 - www.marimbacompetition.com
The Universal Marimba Competition, located in the heart of Europe and acclaimed as one of the most prestigious in the World, gathers the marimba around the globe and foster cross cultural understanding. Thisbiennial event received from 2011 the High Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Paola, a Royal honor for the first time presented to an International Marimba Competition. The edition 2017 offers as only Competition aside Marimba Solo & Composition also the discipline Marimba Chamber Music (quadrennial) for ensembles from duo till quintet with all instrumental combinations (vibraphone, strings, wind, accordion, etc.). The competition welcomed in the past over 700 candidates from all continents and presents each edition for the jury and the festival a topflight of artists. Its position as leading competition is reflected by the established endorsing contracts and embarking careers of passed laureates in the international music scene. It is with proud to witness their artistic growth, international recognition and presence as most high classed performers of the new generation. Unique in the world, this Competition offers impressive cash and material prizes with a value up to 70.000 Euro. In addition, the prizes also includes CD label recordings in the beautiful wooden Academic Hall and festival performances abroad. It's without doubt that this ground-breaking event keeps marking internationally a brand new milestone of the marimba, providing an inspirational stage for top performers and candidates and presenting all visitors a unique music experience.