Duo 2018

Location

Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg


33, rue Charles Martel
L-2134 Luxembourg-Ville
Phone (+352) 47 96 55 55
Fax (+352) 44 96 86
http://www.cml.lu

Results

Percussion Duo 2018 Laureates

1st prize

DENDROCOPOS DUO

Jan ČIBEJ, 19 (Slovenia
Luka POLJANEC, 18 (Slovenia)


2nd prize ex aequo

Balkan Percussion Duo

Kiril ANGELOV, 25 (Bulgaria)
Ksenija KOMLJENOVIĆ, 29 (Serbia)

Te l Ling Percussion Duo

Yao-Te HSIEH, 24 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Ling LU, 27 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)


‘Ady Mootz’ prize for the best interpretation of the set piece in the semi-final

Te l Ling Percussion Duo

Yao-Te HSIEH, 24 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Ling LU, 27 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)


Public prize ‘Jean Gieres’ determined by the audience during the final round

DENDROCOPOS DUO

Jan ČIBEJ, 19 (Slovenia
Luka POLJANEC, 18 (Slovenia)

Percussion Duos having qualified for the Final Round

Balkan Percussion Duo

Kiril ANGELOV, 25 (Bulgaria)
Ksenija KOMLJENOVIĆ, 29 (Serbia)

DENDROCOPOS DUO

Jan ČIBEJ, 19 (Slovenia
Luka POLJANEC, 18 (Slovenia)

Te l Ling Percussion Duo

Yao-Te HSIEH, 24 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Ling LU, 27 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Percussion Duos having qualified for the Semi Final Round

Balkan Percussion Duo

Kiril ANGELOV, 25 (Bulgaria)
Ksenija KOMLJENOVIĆ, 29 (Serbia)

DENDROCOPOS DUO

Jan ČIBEJ, 19 (Slovenia)
Luka POLJANEC, 18 (Slovenia)

FLAM-A DUO

Francesco MAZZOLENI, 25 (Italy)
Luis CAMACHO MONTEALEGRE, 24 (Spain)

happy turn

Maiko TOMITA, 25 (Japan)
Karin TOZAKI, 26 (Japan)

Membranophōn

Peter WHITE, 26 (USA)
Joseph DEMARCO, 26 (USA)

Panduo

Filip KOROŠEC, 23 (Slovenia)
Žiga PETRIČ, 23 (Slovenia)

Symposie

Lucas MESSLER, 23 (France)
Pierre HURTY, 22 (France)

Te l Ling Percussion Duo

Yao-Te HSIEH, 24 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Ling LU, 27 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

xSight@ Percussion Duo

Jose MIÑARRO, 22 (Spain)
Georgi TSENOV, 24 (Bulgaria)

Program & tickets

Tickets

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Final

Sunday, 18th February 2018 – 15h00

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Presentation: Olivier CATANI


CHENG STRING QUARTET:

Hui-Wen Winnie Cheng, Wan-Ru Cheng (violons)
Shih-Hsien Sam Tsai (alto)
Sheng-Chiun Rick Lin (violoncelle)


Balkan Percussion Duo (Bulgaria / Serbia)

Alex Mullenbach: Terra X (Imposé · Set piece)

  • CRÉATION MONDIALE · WORLD PREMIERE -
    Astor Piazzola: Tango Suite – movement 2
    Alejandro Viñao : The Book of Grooves - IV. Dance Groove Drifting
    Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (arr. K Komljenovic)

    TE l Ling Percussion Duo (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

    Alex Mullenbach: Terra X (Imposé · Set piece)
    Gene Koshinski : As One
    Johann Sebastian Bach: Italian Concerto in F major – 1st movement, BWV 971
    Jan van Landeghem : Shakti

    DENDROCOPOS DUO (Slovenia)

    Alex Mullenbach: Terra X (Imposé · Set piece)
    Daniel Nikolaus Wirtz: Das Lied vom jungen Akkordeonspieler
    Domenico Scarlatti : Sonata K.141 (arr. Tchiki Duo)
    Igor Stravinski: Tango
    Nebojša Živković: Sex in the Kitchen


Jury’s deliberation


30th anniversary birthday cake


20:00 - Prize awarding

Semifinals

Thursday, 15th February 2018 - 20h00

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Membranophõn (USA)

Jacob ter Veldhuis: Goldrush (Imposé · Set piece)
Alyssa Weinberg: Table Talk
Robert Marino: Eight on 3 and Nine on 2

TE l Ling Percussion Duo (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Jacob ter Veldhuis: Goldrush (Imposé · Set piece)
Csaba Zoltán Marján: Lemuria – The Fallen Civilization
Tomer Yariv: Gyro

FLAM-A DUO (Italy / Spain)

Jacob ter Veldhuis: Goldrush (Imposé · Set piece)
Gene Koshinski: As One
Adi Morag: Octabones

Friday, 16th February 2018 - 10h00

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DENDROCOPOS DUO (Slovenia)

Jacob ter Veldhuis: Goldrush (Imposé · Set piece)
Robert Marino: Eight on 3 and Nine on 2
Adi Morag: Octabones

Balkan Percussion Duo (Bulgaria / Serbia)

Anna Ignatowicz-Glinska: Passacaglia
Jacob ter Veldhuis: Goldrush (Imposé · Set piece)
Tomer Yariv: Gyro

happy turn (Japan)

Robert Marino: Eight on 3 and Nine on 2
Jacob ter Veldhuis: Goldrush (Imposé · Set piece)
Steve Reich: Nagoya Marimbas

Friday, 16th February 2018 - 15h00

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xSIGHT@ Percussion Duo (Spain / Bulgaria)

Jacob ter Veldhuis: Goldrush (Imposé · Set piece)
Gene Koshinski: As One
Adi Morag: Octabones

PANDUO (Slovenia)

Jacob ter Veldhuis: Goldrush (Imposé · Set piece)
Gene Koshinski: As One
Avner Dorman: Udacrep Akubrad

Symposie (France)

Jacob ter Veldhuis: Goldrush (Imposé · Set piece)
Robert Marino: Eight on 3 and Nine on 2
Thierry de Mey: Silence must Be!



Decision of the jury and drawing lots

Preliminary Round

Sunday, 11th February 2018 - 15h00


Twincussion (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Per Nørgård: Re-percussion
Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece) - Création Mondiale · World Premiere

S-Tick (South-Corea)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Alejandro Viñao: Arabesco Infinito

Concussion Duo (Sweden)

Albert Schnelzer: Thunder Dance
Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)

Sunday, 11th February 2018 - 20h00


DENDROCOPOS DUO (Slovenia)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Nebojša Živkovi : Ultimatum II

Membranophõn (USA)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Maki Ishii: Fourteen Percussions

Little Big Percussion Duo (Taiwan, R.O.C. / Poland)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata no.21, op.53 in C major - 1st mvt

Grey Motion (Luxembourg)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Alejandro Viñao: Book of Grooves - IV. Dance Groove Drifting

Monday, 12th February 2018 - 15h00


Symposie (France)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Philippe Manoury : Le livre des claviers - II.

CRISIS (Japan)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Tomer Yariv : Gyro

PaloRosa Dúo (Spain)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero del tres picos

Monday, 12th February 2018 - 20h00


happy turn (Japan)

Cayenna Rosa Ponchione: Rumble Stiltskins
Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)

POPOCATEPETL PERCUSSION DUO (Italy)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Tomasz Golinski: The Absurd World No.2

KronaPercussion (Germany)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Adi Morag: Octabones

Percussion Duo ONE (Japan / South Korea)

Siegfried Kutterer: Straight Inside
Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)

Tuesday, 13th February 2018 - 15h00


Percatory (Denmark / Norway)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Anders Koppel: Toccata for marimba and vibraphone

Lee and Lang (Taiwan, R.O.C. / Germany)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Rolf Wallin: Twine

Balkan Percussion Duo (Bulgaria / Serbia)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Anders Koppel : Toccata for marimba and vibraphone

FLAM-A DUO (Italy / Spain)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Igor Lešnik: Nino Nina

Tuesday, 13th February 2018 - 20h00


PANDUO (Slovenia)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Adi Morag: Octabones

xSIGHT@ Percussion Duo (Spain / Bulgaria)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Robert Marino: Eight on 3 and Nine on 2

TE l Ling Percussion Duo (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Jiaying Zhou: Astral Trip (Imposé · Set piece)
Avner Dorman: Udacrep Akubrad


Decision of the jury and drawing lots

Percussion Fair

IPCL -EXPO

at the cafeteria

14.-19.2. ESSEBI

handmade custom drums, restoration and repair service

14.-18.2. BEURSKENS MUZIEKUITGEVERIJ

partitions / scores

15.-19.2. ADAMS

musical Instruments

15.-16.2. RESTA-JAY Percussions

fabrication et réparation de baguettes / making and reparing of mallets

16.-18.2. VIBRAWELL

baguettes / mallets

16.-18.2. BRANDT PERCUSSION - NOTEN - VERSAND

...der Spezialist für Noten, CDs, DVDs, Sticks und Mallets für Drums & Percussion

Admitted Duos

Âkzent Percussion Duo

Dominik ENGLERT, 21 (Germany)
Josef TREUTLEIN, 21 (Germany)

arx duo

Garret ARNEY, 29 (USA)
Mari YOSHINGA, 30 (Japan)

Balkan Percussion Duo

Kiril ANGELOV, 25 (Bulgaria)
Ksenija KOMLJENOVIĆ, 29 (Serbia)

BlueMoon Percussion Duo

Mirco HUSER, 23 (Switzerland)
Tim REICHEN, 24 (Switzerland)

Cc Percussion Duo

Tzu-En CHANG, 24 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Yang CHEN, 28 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Concussion Duo

Elias GUSTAFSSON, 23 (Sweden)
Rasmus JŌNSSON HANSSON, 24 (Sweden)

CRISIS

Genya ISHIZAKI, 22 (Japan)
Riku KURATA, 22 (Japan)

Cyti

Chiao-Yuan CHANG, 25 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Till LINGENBERG, 21 (Germany)

DENDROCOPOS DUO

Jan ČIBEJ, 19 (Slovenia)
Luka POLJANEC, 18 (Slovenia)

DoubleBeats

Ni FAN, 28 (Germany)
Lukas BÖHM, 27 (Germany)

Double Skins

Olivia MARTIN, 21 (France)
Florent DUVERGER, 26 (France)

Erga

Louis QUILES, 25 (France)
Manon ROCHÉ, 22 (France)

FLAM-A DUO

Francesco MAZZOLENI, 25 (Italy)
Luis CAMACHO MONTEALEGRE, 24 (Spain)

GIRR DUO

Antoine BROCHERIOUX, 25 (France)
Zacarias Lucas MAIA DA SILVA, 24 (Brazil)

Grey Motion

Béatrice PICARD, 18 (Luxembourg)
Pit DAHM, 19 (Luxembourg)

happy turn

Maiko TOMITA, 25 (Japan)
Karin TOZAKI, 26 (Japan)

Kezzy Percussion Duo

Yuxi KANG, 22 (China)
Cheng PAN, 19 (China)

KronaPercussion

David GUTFLEISCH, 25 (Germany)
Felix ERNST, 25 (Germany)

Lee and Lang

Min-Tzu LEE, 27 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Franz LANG, 25 (Germany)

Linea Percussion Duo

João Miguel BRAGA SIMÕES, 25 (Portugal)
Vitor CASTRO, 24 (Portugal)

Little Big Percussion Duo

Hsin-Hsuan WU, 30 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Bartek MILER, 25 (Poland)

Membranophōn

Peter WHITE, 26 (USA)
Joseph DEMARCO, 26 (USA)

Percussion Duo ONE

Nanae KUBO, 28 (Japan)
Yuyoung JIN, 29 (South Korea)

PaloRosa Dúo

Augustin AGUIRRE, 24 (Spain)
Andoni VILLAFRANCA MARTĺNEZ, 25 (Spain)

Panduo

Filip KOROŠEC, 23 (Slovenia)
Žiga PETRIČ, 23 (Slovenia)

Percatory

Kasper GRØN, 26 (Denmark)
Joakim Stakston OLSRUD, 23 (Norway)

POPOCATEPETL PERCUSSION DUO

Gabriele PETRACCO, 31 (Italy)
Marko JUGOVIC, 25 (Italy)

Rhythm Factory

Kang-Jung SUNG, 29 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Ari KIM, 28 (South Korea)

S-Tick

Jiyeon KIM, 26 (South Korea)
Hyeji BAK, 26 (South Korea)

Symposie

Lucas MESSLER, 23 (France)
Pierre HURTY, 22 (France)

Te l Ling Percussion Duo

Yao-Te HSIEH, 24 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Ling LU, 27 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

The marimbix Duo

Youngha KWON, 20 (South Korea)
Myeongjo SON, 24 (South Korea)

Twincussion

Jen-Ting CHIEN, 30 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)
Jen-Yu CHIEN, 30 (Taiwan, R.O.C.)

xSight@ Percussion Duo

Jose MIÑARRO, 22 (Spain)
Georgi TSENOV, 24 (Bulgaria)

Jury

Paul MOOTZ (Luxembourg), chairman

Paul Mootz, born in Luxembourg in 1952, began his musical studies in Theory, Piano, Harmony, Chamber Music and Percussion at the Music Conservatoire of Luxembourg-City. Further professional studies were then pursued at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris where he obtained diplomas in sight-reading, theory and analysis and was awarded First Prize in Percussion as a student of Jacques Delécluse.

In 1982, he participated in the ‘Concours International de Genève’ and successfully reached the semi-final round of the competition. During the same year he was accepted at the ‘Musikhochschule of Würzburg’ (Germany) where he commenced percussion studies with Siegfried Fink and was thus awarded in 1984 the ‘Meisterklassendiplom’. Solo percussionist with the RTL Symphonic Orchestra for 10 years, Paul Mootz has also served as percussion teacher at the Music Conservatoire of Esch-sur-Alzette since 1978. In 1985, he has been named Professor of Percussion and Chamber Music at the Music Conservatoire of Luxembourg-City. From December 2001 until September 2004, Paul Mootz was the deputy director of Luxembourg-City’s Music Conservatoire.

In 1982 and in 1993 he created the percussion ensembles Luxembourg Percussion and Mariendall and since then has conducted a number of concert tours in Luxembourg, Europe, United States of America, Canada and Australia with great success. Apart from his work with many chamber ensembles he has performed as soloist with such notable musicians as Peter Sadlo and Walter Civitareale at the Music Festivals of both Echternach and Wiltz.

Also a composer and arranger, Paul Mootz writes a great deal of his compositions for his many students and for percussion ensembles. He is also president of the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg and Axent, Luxembourg’s percussion association.

Boris DINEV (Bulgaria/Luxembourg)

Boris Dinev graduated from National Music School - Sofia and enrolled into National Music Academy under the guidance of percussion professor Dobri Paliev.

Boris is a co-founder of the percussion quartet Polyrhythmia, which performed in several major festivals throughout Europe, Japan, Ex-USSR, Cuba, Tunisia, Algeria, USA etc.

Polyrhythmia won the 3rd prize and was awarded the Audience Prize on the First International Percussion Competition in Luxembourg in 1989.

Boris performed as a soloist in Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and Bulgarian Radio Orchestra, among others.

He performed with Bulgaria’s most popular jazz musicians, in various international music festivals, such as the Jazz Jamboree, Prague Jazz Fest, Sofia Jazz Meeting, Sibiu Jazz Fest, Havana Jazz Festival, etc.

From 1981 to 1991, he worked as a professor at Bulgarian Music Academy’s Jazz Department.

Since 1991 Boris Dinev has been living in Luxembourg, lecturing at the Music School of Echternach and at the North Conservatory.

Philippe LIMOGE (France)

Having started to play drumset at the age of 9 years, Philippe Limoge continues to learn Percussion at the Conservatoire de Troyes et Boulogne-Billancourt, before joining the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris where he receives the 1rst Prize unanimously (class of Jacques Delécluse), followed by a 3rd cycle of chamber music (class of Michel Cals). He is a laureate of the Concours International de Vibraphone de Clermont-Ferrand in 1999 and the Gaudeamus Competition in Rotterdam.

After spending a long time performing in orchestras in Paris (Orchestre de Paris, Orchestres de Radio France, Opéra de Paris, Ensemble Intercontemporain…) under renowned conductors (P. Boulez, E. Krivine, A. Jordan, L. Maazel…), he now concentrates on soloist repertoire, chamber music and concertos with orchestra. Severals composers dedicated him pieces (J. Mérah, J.C. Henry, J. Pampin, J.L. Rimey- Meille, D. Benetti, E. Sammut, Marc Lys, …). He has played in Spain, Canada, Japan, England, Luxembourg, Italy...

Actually, Philippe Limoge teaches at the Conservatoire de Région de Montpellier. Every year, he organizes in Limoges a summer academy, called Epsival, where students come from all over the world.



Discography:

  • Percuduo “Acousticks” 2010
  • Octobone 2 with Michel Becquet 2007
  • Octobone 1 with Michel Becquet 2005
  • Philippe Limoge «Magic Vibes» 2005
  • Duo Gakou «JAWS» septembre 2002 *

    Artist : Yamaha, Sabian, Lacroix Sticks

Katarzyna MYĆKA (Poland)

Critics have given the internationally renowned marimba virtuoso and chamber musician Mycka the sobriquet “ she who dances with the mallets ”: “ the greatest fluidity ”, “ perfect mallet technique, ” and a “ marvelous, rhythmic precision ” are characteristic for the musician, who is able to simultaneously produce up to six tones on her concert marimba with the sixty narrow wooden bars and resonance pipes.

Expert circles testify to the “ extraordinary richness of tone quality ” and “ fascinatingly broad palette of musical effects ” that the marimba, which is rarely heard as a solo instrument, produces under the whirling mallets of the musician from Stuttgart with Polish roots. Audiences are also enthralled by the artistic elegance and dance-like energy of her playing.

After receiving training in piano and drums, the artist born in 1972 discovered the marimba as her “ideal medium for musical expression” while studying at music academies in Gdansk, Stuttgart, and Salzburg. Numerous prizes and awards at international
music competitions then followed: in 1995, first prize and audience prize at the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg for Marimba Solo, one year later first place at the First World Marimba Competition Stuttgart. Then followed stipends and invitations to master courses in the United States, Asia, and various European countries, through which
the young musician soon developed a network in the music scene.

Appearances as a soloist at the most important marimba festivals (Osaka 1998, Linz 2004, Minneapolis 2010) as well as solo parts with well-known orchestras in many parts of the world (Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Bochum and Göttingen Symphony
Orchestras, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Sopot, Vienna, Prague and Heilbronn Chamber Orchestra (WKO), Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Israeli, Maribor, Neubrandenburg and Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestras, Folkwang Chamber Orchestra, RSO Luxemburg as well as diverse other Polish symphony orchestras) today make Katarzyna Mycka one of the leading pioneers in her still young instrument.

The large concert marimba has only existed in its current form since the mid-1980s. Katarzyna Mycka, who was honored by the Polish Percussive Arts Society in 1999 as “ Ambassadress of Polish Percussion Art, ” emphatically promotes the popularization
of the marimba. For her, this includes a commitment to training young players and participation in juries at international competitions, but in particular the International Katarzyna Mycka Marimba Academy (IKMMA), which she established in 2003.

The artist’s multifaceted solo program includes not only transcriptions of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach or Sergei Prokofiev, but also original compositions by younger composers such as Emmanuel Séjourné or Anna Ignatowicz. The artist has in the meantime recorded a cross-section of her repertoire on six CDs.

Katarzyna Mycka dedicates “a lot of time and enthusiasm” to collaborating with composers who “explore and understand the special and marvelous sound of the marimba.” In this, the guiding principle, says the musician to whom numerous concerts and chamber music works have been dedicated, is “musical trust.”

She also connects such trust with the renowned Mandelring Quartet, which has become a regular partner. The four strings and Mycka’s marimba are a highly unusual combination, which astounds and delights critics and audiences in equal measure “marvelously rich in tone..., always with elegant sound and in inspired communion.”

Fumito NUNOYA (Japan)

Marimbist Fumito Nunoya is gaining recognition internationally as one of today’s leading marimbists. Born in Odate, Japan (a small city in Akita Prefecture) in 1979, he currently lives in Kreis Herford, Germany. He has taught marimba at the Hochshule
für Musik Detmold in Germany since 2009. In addition to performances in Germany and around Europe, he regularly travels to perform in Japan and the USA as an Adams Marimba Artist.

An interview with Nunoya was the cover story of the May 2012 issue of Percussive Notes magazine. He has been described as “magnetic … impressive” (Houston Chronicle) and “agile and terrifically talented” (Boston Herald). His repertoire includes a range of solo and chamber works for marimba, as well as adaptations of Bach, Piazzolla, Japanese folk music, Ennio Morricone and more.

His debut CD “Red Dragonfly” was called a “monumental CD” (Percussive Notes) and “an example of artistic music making at its highest level” (PAS—Florida Chapter newsletter), and his second CD “The Sower”, in which he focused on Japanese pieces, was released in August 2013 from Octavia Records, Japan. In August 2016, he released two CDs (“Piazzolla on Marimba” and “Classics on Marimba”) from Oehms Classics, and both CDs received special commendation awards from Record Geijutsu Magazine
in Japan.

Nunoya gained considerable attention when he won Third Prize at the 3rd World Marimba Competition. He also won top prizes at many other national and international competitions including First Prize at the Ima Hogg Competition in USA, First Prize at the 3rd Libertango International Competition in Italy (centered on the music of Astor Piazzolla), and Second Prize at Percussive Arts Society International Marimba Competition in USA.

After graduating from Yamagata University (Japan) with a degree in Music Education, he went on to study his Master of Music and Artist Diploma degrees in marimba performance under Nancy Zeltsman at The Boston Conservatory (USA). He was the first marimba (or percussion) major in the school’s history to receive the later distinction (on full scholarship).

Bart QUARTIER (Belgium)

After his studies of percussion, Bart specialized in marimba, with Robert Van Sice. Bart has been invited by more than sixty orchestras and ensembles and has been performing on various musical fields, for 30 years, such as classical music, opera, contemporary, ancient, chamber music, percussion groups, Chanson, Variété …

Since 1990, Bart has been giving courses of vibraphone and marimba (classical and jazz) at “Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel”. As a clinician and jury member, Bart was invited in The Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, South Korea and Japan.

His books “Image - 20 Children’s Songs for Marimba”, “Profils - 24 essais pour vibraphone et piano”, “Encore”, “Imagine - a mental approach to marimba playing” (English, French and Spanish), “Ensemble - 24 pieces for mallet ensemble” and “Focus - 24 Images for Vibraphone” met an international success among well-known editors such as Hal Leonard, Lemoine, Norsk Musikforlag...

Bart was the laureate of the “Concours de composition jazz - thèmes Sabam” in 2000 and in 2002. With his own quintet, Bart recorded “Thank You” and “Profils” in duo with Bart van Caenegem chez “De Werf”, Belgium. “Image” and “Focus” can be found
on his last double record “Life Path”. As a sideman, Bart can be found on more than 70 CDs and has been on tour in Europe, the USA, Korea and Japan.

Matthias SCHMITT (Germany)

Matthias Schmitt (born 1958, in Würzburg/Germany) studied piano, composition (film and stage-music) and percussion.

Parallel to this, he also received a recording contract with BMG Ariola with his band «Neuland» and recorded his first pop album.

During his studies with Siegfried Fink at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg he composed his first work for percussion ”Cabo Frio ”. He was in contact with such diverse styles as jazz, avantgarde, minimalmusic, latinpercussion, african-percussion, rock etc. He performed with percussion-ensembles and studied solo-literature, culminating in the completion of his university diploma at the Würzburg Hochschule in 1984.

Since then, Matthias Schmitt has taught and lectured at various institutions including the Universitiy of Applied Science Würzburg-Schweinfurt,Peter-Cornelius Konservatorium in Mainz and the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg and many more...

Schmitt joined the pop-group «Relax» from 1988 to 1995. Not only did he tour Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Belgium, but he also recorded and coproduced several CDs which have been presented on numerous radiostations and television shows...

At the same time he wrote and co-produced 4 albums for Michael Schanze(german entertainer)

In 1995 he founded the Clavis-Musikschule (his own private music-school) and has developed and published new pedagogical concepts since that time.

Since 1996, he has focused on percussion-music, and these compositions have been performed globally. «Ghanaia» (written in 1996), first recorded by Katarzyna Mycka for her first album called “ Marimba Spititual ” became the compulsory piece at the 1999 International Marimba Competition in Okaya-Japan and again in 2003 in Paris.

6 Miniatures for marimba solo, which he dedicated to Katarzyna Mycka, were recorded by Katarzyna 2 years later for her second solo album called “ Marimba Dance ”.

In 2004 he conducted the world premiere of his concerto for marimba and string orchestra (or quartet), «One World», at the international marimbafestival in Linz (Austria). It was met with great success.

In 2006 he produced the solo CD with Evgeniya Kavaldzhieva performing, «A Tribute to Charlie», featuring his solo works for marimba and vibraphone.

Also in this year he composed «2-Gather», a compulsory piece for the international marimba competition in Belgium in 2007.

In 2007 he produced, performed and published the textbook, «Let’s DruM Together», in English and German for djembe and conga.

Numerous pieces for solo marimba, marimba-duo, chamber-music, percussion-ensemble-pieces and pedagogical pieces were published throughout the years.

The premiere of “ Agnus Dei ” for mixed choir and marimba occurred in 2011 in Würzburg, the USA premiere in NY in 2013. Soloist at both concerts:Evgenviya Kavaldzhieva

Between these events he produced the CD “ Agnus Dei ” with the Bachchor Würzburg (conductor: Christian Kabitz) and Evgeniya Kavaldzhieva Marimba and a documentation on youtube “ Agnus Dei Making ” of in German and Englisch.

“ 20 years Ghanaia ” is a documentation produced by Nicolas Unger about Matthias, his musical and his pedagogical work, which can be seen on youtube end of 2017.

His percussion compositions have become standard repertoire for world-famous soloists and ensembles around the world.

Set pieces

Preliminary Round

Astral Trip - Jiaying Zhou

Prize-winning work of the IPCL Composition Contest

Axent Edition, available at Percussion Brandt

The music of Southeast Asia has a characteristic flavor and makes people enter a state of meditation. Many cultures have some kinds of magical music which can free one's spirit out from the body. Generally it is repetitively mechanically performed by an instrument or through a dance. By the time going on, people enter psychedelic states gradually. This is known as 'dedication' to communicate with the gods.
It makes me feel the fantastic interaction between music and humanity.
This piece uses the pith materials which are similar to Gamelan music composed with the techniques of Minimalism music and a logic-like digital as in games.
I want to express this alternately mechanical and clever music through stretches of breath.

Jiaying ZHOU

Jiaying Zhou was admitted to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2014, majoring in the composition of music for national instruments, instructed by Dr. Su Xiao. In recent years, most of her creations are specific for national chamber music, Chinese orchestral music and the orchestration field.

Among them, the composition "ASTRAL TRIP" for percussion duo won the first prize of the IPCL Composition Competition in 2017 and will be the set piece for the 1st round of the IPCL Duo Competition 2018. "TELEPATHY" for pipa trio won the silver award of the "DunHuang prize". The national orchestral music "THE RHYTHM OF BRONZE" won the second prize of the tenth national (Chinese orchestra) composition competition (the first prize not being awarded).


Semifinal

Goldrush - Jacob ter Veldhuis

Donemus Publishing

Goldrush is not the first piece I have written for percussion. Both my symphonies and some of my chamber music works contain a lot of percussion and I have written some pieces for percussion ensemble. Percussion excites me. I grew up in the sixties and my roots are in rock culture. I played in bands, found out how to improvise and went to the Conservatory of Music to study composition. For me, rhythm is the heartbeat of the music and I think you can hear that in my work.

Composing for me always begins with ideas and sketches on which I improvise in my studio, using computers, samplers and so on. Musical inspiration comes suddenly and evaporates immediately, and modern technology helps me to hold on to it and crystallize it into a composition.

Goldrush was written at the request of the Safri Duo and it involves the whole family of percussion instruments. Although music is an abstract art form it can tell stories too.

Goldrush is an adventure; while listening to it you can imagine people exploring new land in search of gold, which led to so many catastrophies in the history of men. At the end of the piece, when you are least expecting it and after a lot of struggling, they find pure, shining gold, represented by instruments such as crotales, chimes and the Glockenspiel.

Jacob ter Veldhuis

Goldrush was released on CD in 1996
Goldrush: Works for Percussion
(CHAN 9482 CHANDOS RECORDS LTD.)
Performed by Safri Duo


Final

Terra X - Alex Mullenbach

Terra X, work commissioned to Alex MULLENBACH, Luxembourgish Composer


Luxembourg Music Publishers a.s.b.l.

Introduction to Terra X


In fact nearly all my works could carry the title Terra X , because as a composer one does explore in each composition undiscovered regions of one's inner landscape; even if one retrieves from time to time a place where one has already been formerly. But now we explore it in a new and more detailed way.

However in Terra X for 2 percussionists and String Quartet a supplementary Dimension is accruing, which gives this name an additional signification: I mean the exotic touch of some percussion instruments, their ethnic connotation; obsessional, conjuring rythms which make us remember ritual Dances; Motives by Gongs or Tam-Tam reminding us of Japanese Rites.



One idea seemed interesting to me: presenting motives by instruments with fixed pitch, and letting them be repeated by intruments without fixed pitch, by the way that the listener has the illusion that those instruments had actually fixed pitches.

The composition has three movements; the second movement bears the name Nocturnal sounds

Alex Mullenbach

Born 23.1. 1949 in Luxembourg. Studies a.o. at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" in Paris and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg (piano, chamber music, composition). Since 1978 more than 100 compositions for various combinations, among them 1 opera "The Bridge of Death"(created at Ruhrfestival, Gelsenkirchen; 13 performances); 13 orchestra pieces, chamber-, vocal- and solo music). Numerous performances at international festivals (Salzburg Festival, Internat.Mozart Week Salzburg, Festival International d'Echternach, Festival du MIDEM classique Cannes, Moscow Winter Festival, Warsaw Autumn, Musica Strasburg, Barbican Center Series
London…).His works get performed by prominent soloists and Ensembles (Boris Pergamenschikow, Marjana Lipovsek, Heinrich Schiff, Julius Beger, Irena Grafenauer, Eliot Fisk, Dora Schwarzberg, Lewis Kaplan, Hagen Quartet, Vienna String Sextet, Salzburg Camerata, Musica Viva Dresden, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Soloists, Parnassus Ensemble London) and conductors (Ernest Bour, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Leopold Hager, David Shallon, Hubert Soudant, Antoni Wit, Emmanuel Krivine…)

Active as a pedagogue (Mozarteum Salzburg, Luxemburg Conservatory), masterclasses, broadcastings, publications. Jurymember in international competitions (e.g.Queen Elizabeth Brussels, Clavicologne Vittorio Gui, Pinerolo, Granada, Malta, Osaka, Beijing). Numerous concerts throughout Europe, in Russia, Asia and in Canada as solo-and chamber-music pianist and as accompanist. Founder and chairman of the Luxembourg New Music Society LGNM (1983-94). From 2000 to 2007 President of the Luxembourg National Music Council. 2002-2013 Director of the International Summer Academy of Mozarteum Salzburg. 2007-2013 also Artistic Director of Echternach Festival. 2015 Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Music “Academie Gheorghe Dima” Cluj (Romania).

Copyright © 2010 by Alex Mullenbach – Salzburg/Austria All Rights reserved for all countries







Cheng String Quartet

The “Cheng String Quartet” formed in 2014, the four members coming from Taiwan and all studying at the “Conservatorium van Amsterdam”. The violinists of the quartet are Hui-Wen Winnie Cheng and Wan-Ru Cheng, the violist is Shih-Hsien Sam Tsai and the cellist is Sheng-Chiun Rick Lin. Since September 2016, the Quartet is committed to the master course cooperation of the “Netherlands String Quartet Academy” (NSKA) and the “Conservatorium van Amsterdam”, coached by professors Marc Danel, Gilles Millet, Vlad Bogdanas, Yovan Markovitch, Stefan Metz, Dimitry Ferschtman and Kees Koelmans. They are also attending masterclasses given by the violinist of the Alban Berg Quartet, Gerhard Schulz, the violinist of Ysaÿe Quartet, Luc-Marie Aguera, Vera Martinez from “Cuarteto Casals” and the professor of Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, Eberhard Feltz and the Debussy Quartet.


The “Cheng String Quartet” has been invited to perform in the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Nationale Opera & Ballet, Leidse Schouwburg – Stadsgehoorzaal, TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Conservatoire de Paris, Casa da Musica Porto and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Lisboa, etc.


In 2017, the “Cheng String Quartet” has been named the new fellowship quartet-in-residence at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy.


The violist Tzu-Chi Pan will be playing with the “Cheng String Quartet” at the IPCL Percussion Duo 2018. Tzu-Chi Pan is a Taiwanese violist. She is currently studying in the Master program of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, in the class of Nobuko Imai, Marjolein Dispa and Richard Wolfe, after having received her Bachelor degree at Taiwan Taipei National University of Arts. She was a member of Seiji Ozawa Academy Orchestra in 2014 and 2017. Tzu-Chi has been invited to join Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy in 2017.

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Patronage

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Cercle des amis

M. ADALSTEINSSON-SCHILLING Carl, Schuttrange
M. BARTHEL Jean-Paul,Luxembourg
Mme CAHEN Corinne, Luxembourg
M. CHRISTEN Jos, Helmsange
Mme DINEV Vania, Heffingen
Mme EIFFES Christiane, Luxembourg
Mme FABECK Mariette, Luxembourg
Mme FABER Malou, Nittel
M. et Mme FOEHR-SCHAACK Henri et Martine, Luxembourg
M. FRISCH Jean-Paul, Dippach
M. GEURTZ Alexander, Walferdange
M. GIERES Jean-Marie, Luxembourg
M. GINTER Al, Helmdange
M. GIRA Camille, Beckerich
M. GOLDSCHMIDT Patrick, Luxembourg
M. GRAAS Jos, Howald
M. et Mme HAMER Josy, Luxembourg
Mme HANSEN-TERENS Marie-Paule, Contern
M. et Mme HARPES-GLESENER Patrick et Netty, Hollenfels
M. et Mme JOSSA-GODART Margot et Guy, Luxembourg
M. KETTENMEYER Serge, Hovelange
Mme KIEFFER Christine, Howald
M. KOOB Pierre, Luxembourg
M. LOHR-SCHILTZ Robert, Hivange
M. LUDIG Albert, Luxembourg
M. MARINOV Albert, Dudelange
M. et Mme MOLITOR-RAMON Norbert et Micheline, Remich
M. et Mme MOOTZ Cay et HECKER Anne, Luxembourg
M. MOOTZ Jean-Paul, Luxembourg
M. et Mme MOOTZ-HOFFMANN Paul et Maryse, Luxembourg
M. et Mme MOOTZ Michel et MOLITOR Anne, Luxembourg
M. MÜLLER Jean, Rodenbourg
M. et Mme MÜLLER-FOEHR Gary et Claire, Rodenbourg
M. NOESEN Philippe, Hautcharage
M. PEFFER Jean, Echternach
M. PESCATORE Jérémie, Saint Hilaire de la Côte
M. PRIM Eugène, Steinsel
M. SCHEUREN-KOHLL Claude, Lenningen
M. et Mme SCHROEDER-HANSEN Pierre et Arlette, Frisange
M. SCHUMACHER Pierre, Luxembourg
M. et Mme THOMA-FRANSSENS Fabienne et Bob, Fischbach
Mme THOMA Martine, Godbrange
Mme THOMA Jacqueline, Bourglinster
M. WAGNER Jean-Paul, Luxembourg
M. WARNIER Laurent, Sanem
Mme WEBER Sonia, Dudelange
M. et Mme WEINACHTER-BECKER François, Everlange
M. WIWINIUS Jean-Claude, Niederanven
M. ZUCHELT Pierre, Luxembourg
ANGLE VERT, Junglinster
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VIBRAWELL, Prey (Fr)

Membres Donateurs

Mme ADALSTEINSSON Kristinn, Christnach
M. ALTMANN René, Mondorf-les-Bains
M. BECKER Romain, Luxembourg
M. BREYER Marco, Moutfort
M. et Mme BRUCK-WEINACHTER Dirk et Martine, Useldange
M. CHOQUE Patrick, Burden
Mme CHRISTENSEN Andrea, Bertrange
M. CLEMENT Laurent, Niederkorn
M. CONSBRUCK Charles, Helmdange
M. DEMUTH Jupp, Luxembourg
Mme FABER-REUSCH Colette, Esch/Alzette
M. et Mme FRANK-TRES, Gonderange
M. FRÈRES Guy, Medingen
Mme GRATIA Karin, Larochette
Mme HENNICOT-SCHOEPGES Erna, Bereldange
Mme KLOPP-SCHMIT Monique, Luxembourg
M. KRAUS Patrick, Beringen
M. KRAUS Victor, Mersch
M. LANNERS Nico, Mersch
M. LOESCH Guy, Luxembourg
Mme MANIERI Sabrina, Fischbach
Mme MOLAKAVA Tatiana, Luxembourg
Mme MOLITOR Françoise, Bourglinster
M. et Mme NOSBUSCH Jean-Marie, Strassen
M. REITZ Francis, Kleinbettingen
M. et Mme REVENIG-MOLITOR Henri et Margit, Luxembourg
M. SANTER Jacques, Luxembourg
M. SCHAMMO-LAUTH Fränz, Luxembourg
M. et Mme SCHMITZ-BREGER, Olm
M. SCHMOETTEN Pol, Boevange-sur-Attert
Mme SCHOLTES Sandra, Hautcharage
M. THILL Jean, Sandweiler
M. WEILAND Claude, Elvange
Mme WURTH Carmen, Christnach

Membres Sympathisants

Mme MOSCATELLI Viviane, Metz
M. MÜLLER-KUNSCH Frantz, Schrassig
Mme PINTO DOS SANTOS Maria dos Reis, Luxembourg
M. SCHERER Affi, Luxembourg
M. SCHMITZ Felix, Luxembourg
M. SPAUTZ Marc, Luxembourg
M. SPELLER Jules, Luxembourg
M. WELTER-JANDER Edouard, Junglinster
M. et Mme WERDEL-THILL Roland et Claudine, Contern
Mme WERNER Marie-Anne, Luxembourg

Official Regulations

Official Regulations (pdf)

Repertoire

PRELIMINARY ROUND


Total performance duration: 20 minutes

A) Set piece
Astral Trip (Jiaying Zhou), prize-winning work of the IPCL Composition Contest,
available at Percussion Brandt

B) Piece of candidates’ choice

SEMI-FINAL :


Total performance duration: 30 minutes

A) Set Piece
Jacob TER VELDHUIS - Goldrush - Donemus Publishing

B) One of the following pieces:

  • Robert MARINO - Eight on 3 and Nine on 2 - Tapspace Publications
  • Gene KOSHINSKI - As One - Honeyrock
  • Boris DINEV - Na Shefa - Edition Axent
    Imposed cuts:
    The piece starts at letter A
    Page 12 : Cut from Ad libitum up to letter C (4/4)
    Page 15 : Cut from letter D up to 2/4

  • Tomer YARIV - Gyro - Innovative Percussion

    C) Piece of the candidates’ choice

    FINAL :


    Total performance duration: 35 minutes

    A) Set Piece
    Terra X, work commissioned to Alex MULLENBACH, Luxembourgish Composer
    The commissioned piece is available at Luxembourg Music Publishers a.s.b.l.

    B) Récital
    Max. duration : 20 minutes
    The performance must include :

  • One baroque piece (1600–1750) transcribed for Mallet Duo
  • Between 2 and 4 original pieces of the candidates’ choice