Announcing our first artists and faculty guests
Marta Klimasara, Patricia Brennan, Adélaïde Ferrière, Rachel Xi Zhang, Tatiana Koleva & Sasha Berliner
FOUR DAYS OF MASTER CLASSES, CLINICS, OPEN REHEARSALS, WORKSHOPS AND CONCERTS
The First Edition of the Amsterdam Marimba Weekend was launched in 2014 and hosted by Tatiana Koleva (marimba / percussion artist) & Henny van den Abbeelen (PPP – Amsterdam). This spontaneous idea was received with very enthusiastic response from participants, guest artists and media. Since then, the Festival takes place every two years.
The idea is to offer the opportunity to students and professionals to meet fellow musicians, make contacts, try various instruments, brands and mallets, exchange ideas, perform, experiment and talk about repertoire, various genres and styles. Celebrate, discover and keep developing the music and our beloved instrument – the marimba!
But before all – share our music with as much as possible audience.
AMW – BRINGING TOGETHER PEOPLE AND CULTURES
All performances and activities are open to public. We are delighted that our concerts are hosted by prominent venues in Amsterdam, such as the Bimhuis, one of the most popular podia for jazz, ethnical and experimental music in Europe and the Orgelpark, a stunning location with at least four large pipe organs and magnificent acoustics.
THE SIXTH EDITION OF AMW WIIL BE DEDICATED TO HENNY VAN DEN ABBEELEN AND HIS LIMITLESS LOVE, SUPPORT AND CONTRIBUTION TO OUR WORLD OF PERCUSSION
The AMW Award – Composition Contest
The Amsterdam Marimba Weekend and Orgelpark-Amsterdam have the pleasure to announce the second edition of a composition contest, encouraging composers of all nationalities and ages to submit new works. In this way we would like to extend the repertoire for that unique combination and give the opportunity for both instrumentalists and audience to explore a whole new field of sound and music forms.