PRIZES 2017


The Prizes Marimba Solo 

  • 1st Prize: 26.000 Euro
    • Ludwig Albert Artist Adams Marimba (value 18.000 Euro)
      OR trading check of 10.000 Euro - donated by Adams. 
    • Free recording session Academic Hall (value 4.000 Euro)
    • Label CD production (value 4.000 Euro)
    • Festival performances 
  • 2nd Prize: 3.500 Euro
    • 1.500 Euro (P.P.P. trading check)
    • 1.500 Euro (valued products) 
    • 500 Euro
    • Concert performance
  • 3rd  Prize: 2.000 Euro
    • 1.500 Euro (valued products)
    • 500 Euro 
    • Concert performance
The Prizes Marimba Chamber Music 
  • 1st Prize: 26.000 Euro
    • Ludwig Albert Artist Adams Marimba (value 18.000 Euro)
      Donated by Marimba-Projects vzw
    • Free recording session Academic Hall (value 4.000 Euro)
    • Label CD production (value 4.000 Euro)
    • Festival performances 
  • 2nd Prize: 3.500 Euro
    • 2.000 Euro (P.P.P. trading check)
    • 1.000 Euro (valued products) 
    • 500 Euro
    • Concert performance
  • 3rd  Prize: 2.000 Euro
    • 1.500 Euro (valued products)
    • 500 Euro 
    • Concert performance


Extra Prizes to win 

For the First Prize Laureates:

Offered laureate recitals: (total list will be updated)

  • The Universal Marimba Festival Belgium 2019
  • The International Percussion Festival Croatia IPEW 2018

For all final round Laureates:

  • Laureate recitals: at the Universal Marimba Festival Belgium 2019. 
  • Free participation: 250 Euro registration fee for the L. Albert International Marimba Academy 2019.
  • Valued products: mallets &  bags by, Innovative percussion, Encore mallets & Mike Balter mallets.
  • Public Prize: 250 Euro (Solo & Chamber Music), donated by Vilanella vzw.
  • Best performance Prize: 500 Euro (Solo & Chamber Music) for the best performance of Belgian Compositions. 
  • CD release: The 2nd & 3rd prize laureates can be considered  by the Competition Board to present to Splendid Arts Edition a master tape for further licensed label CD release. Notice that Splendid Arts Edition decide and award only by interest further production (value 4.000 Euro). 
  • Ludwig Albert Prize: 250 Euro (Solo & Chamber Music).
  • Endorsement: The laureates can be presented by the Competition Board to the companies to be considered as endorsed artist. Notice that the companies decide only by their interest further offer.  

For the candidates of all competition rounds:

  • Ludwig Albert Young Talent Prize Solo: 250 Euro solo or one year scholarship for candidates of the European Union to study in Belgium at  the Marimba Master department of the Royal Antwerp Conservatoire and/or the  LUCA Leuven University College of Arts.
  • Igor Lesnik Prize: 1.000 Euro (best performance of Croatian works published by biNg bang Publications - this award might be shared among several performers.
  • Best performance Prize: 500 Euro (Solo & Chamber Music) for the best performance of Belgian compositions.


General terms: 

  • 1) All laureate prizes will be awarded unless there is an insufficient number of eligible participants in a particular category or the judges determine that the quality of the competitor's does not warrant a prize/award.
  • 2) The offered 1st Prize recording session is valued for only a period of one year up to July 2018. Travel and lodging costs need to be covered personally. In addition, the competition owns the first right to decide further production of a label album against a contractual Royalty agreement. In case other labels might be interested, with and after agreement of the Competition, the master tape can be provided for further production to any company. In this case, it will be requested to include in the booklet the provided competition's information such as website, logo, title and winning prize. ! An optional choice is also to deliver a  master tape. In that case it is not needed to travel to Belgium. A fully label album and distribution will be produced against a licensed artist contract. The master tape will be checked and further mixing can appear to come forward to the acoustic required label quality.
  • 3) Additional laureate festival performances and showcase opportunities can be presented by some organizations, which handles their specific policy and offered conditions. It might appear that travel expenses are not included and need to be covered personally or by related sponsors. The laureates need to contact personally the organizations to concrete their further presence. Notice that the Competition cannot be hold responsible in case some organizations are delayed or even cancelled due to circumstances.
  • 4) The winning instrument will be presented to the laureate. Delivering will be worked out at best with the cooperative company. Notice that additional costs like transport or customers tax can appear depending of overseas destinations. Those need to be covered personally.
  • 5) The laureates are requested to inform in their bio and promotional materials their obtained Prizes and official title of the Universal Marimba Competition Belgium.  
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