• The repertoire list with all related YouTube links of all performed works (grouped by the 4 competition rounds) need to be send by Email to the organization before June 15th, 2021. Email to:
  • The DVD with ONLY the Final Round performance need to be send by post before June 15th, 2021. Send to postal address: Marimba-projects vzw, Huidevetterslaan 1A, 3500 Hasselt - Belgium.  *Belgian compositions Indicated with 1 star: will be handled to award the Sabam Prize for best performance of Belgian compositions.**Compositions published by BiNg BaNg Productions (HR) and indicated with two stars will be handled to award the Igor Lesnik prize. 
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Marimba Solo 2021

Round One 
One of following works -(maximum 10 min.)
  • Feel the Sunlight - Ludwig Albert*
  • Neenah - Igor Lesnik**
  • Zamba para escuchar Ti Silencio - Guillo Espel 
  • Marimbics - Markus Halt
Round Two:  One free piece (maximum 10 min.)
-see list of suggested repertoire and score regulation*

Semi-Final -In following order (1), + (2) as indicated-
(1) Set solo piece: 1st Prize Composition 2017. 
*Ululardel Tigre for solo marimba - Rodrigo F. Marques (only 1st movement, 4 min.) 
Score is available to order by Splendid Arts Edition Belgium (
(2) Free recital (max.15 minutes) - see list of suggested repertoire and score regulation*

Final Round - Finalist Recital: 
-One free recital (max. 25 minutes) - see list of suggested repertoire and score regulation*

-It is allowed during the Final Round ONLY to perform free works for marimba solo & tape!.
-Notice that the previous handled set piece PERMAFROST Concerto is cancelled for the online edition 2021 and will be postponed as set piece for futur live editions of the Universal Marimba Competition Belgium 2022 & S-Korea 2023!.
-The board decided to change the rules and to give in the final round only permission to repeat one piece from previous rounds.
-It is possible to perform in the final round some solo works with basic additional percussion instruments. 

Marimba Chamber Music 2021 / marimba Duo
Round One: Audition tape: 
Notice: performed works handled for the audition tape can be repeated in further competition rounds. 
Round two: 
A free program (max.15 min.) see list of suggested repertoire and score regulation*
A free program (max. 20 min.) - see list of suggested repertoire and score regulation*
Final Round - Finalist Recital:  -In following order (1), (2) as indicated-
(1) One or two free works (max.10 min.) - see list of suggested repertoire and score regulation*
(2) Set Marimba Duo piece (18')   
*Magic Sphere for two marimbas - composer Rodrigo F. Marques 
Score is available to order by Splendid Arts Edition Belgium (

-It is possible to add some basic additional percussion instruments!.
-It is allowed during the Final Round ONLY to perform free works for marimba solo & tape!.

Marimba Chamber Music 2021 / from duo till octet formations

Round One: Audition tape: 
Notice: performed works handled for the audition tape can be repeated in further competition rounds.
Round Two:
A free program (max. 15 min.) see score regulation*
A free program (maxi. 20 min.) see score regulation*
Final Round - Finalist Recital: 
A free program (maxi. 25 min.) -see score regulation

Suggested repertoire list: Marimba Solo 
Round Two
Variations on Dowland's Lachrimae Pavane - Keiko Abe
Variations on Japanese Children's songs - Keiko Abe
Wind in the Bamboo Grove - Keiko Abe  Virginia Tate - Paul Smadbeck
Cameleon - Eric Sammut 
Flying - Chin Cheng Lin*
Cappucino Lovely - Chin-Cheng Lin*
Izgalom- David Friedman 
Dance of words - Aiko Fukushima
Prelude Nr1 - Emmanuel Séjourné 
Romantica - Emmanuel Séjourné
Six suites for Cello solo - Johan Sebastian Bach 
Six Sonatas and Partitas for solo Violin - Johan Sebastian Bach
Neenah for marimba solo  (I. Lesnik)**

Semi - Final & Final Round 
Oriental Dance & Toccata - Francois Glorieux*
Empty music - Frank Nuyts*
Nimbostratus - Ludwig Albert
De tous biens playnes - F.Nuyts*
Luminosity - Tomasz Golinski*
Tango for Naoko - Chin Cheng Lin*
Kaleidoscope - Chin-Cheng Lin**
Midare - Ton de Leeuw
Toccata - Anna Ignatowicz
Niflheim - Csaba Zoltán Marján
Three movements for a solo Dancer - Eckhard Kopetzki (Mov. II & III)
Kaskada - Eckhard Kopetzki
Ultimatum I - Nebojsa Zivkovic
Magma - Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic
Marshmellow - David Friedman
Five scenes from the Snow Country - Hans Werner Henze
Reflections on the Nature of Water - Jacob Druckman (max. 2 to 3 movements)
Laudate Lignum - Werner Heider
Goldberg Variations - Johann Sebastian Bach
Time for marimba - Minoru Miki
Ripple - Akira Miyoshi 
Prelude and Allegro - Mukai Kohei
The source - Toshi Ichiyanagi
Convergence - Yoshihisa Taira
Hiten-seido III - Maki Ishii
Marimba d'amore - Keiko Abe
Polaris - Mark Ford
Motion Beyond - Mark Ford
Lydeka - Lynn Glassock
Sedimental structures - Gordon Stout
Caritas - Michael Burritt
October Night - Michael Burritt
Rhytmic Caprice - Leigh Howard Stevens
Robert's Park - David Edgar Brown ( mov.1 & 2)
Classical Sonata - Pius Cheung
Etude in E Minor - Pius Cheung
Etude in A minor N2 - Casey Cangelosi
Three moves - Paul Lansky
Velocities - Joseph Schwantner
Iloi - Kaplan Adolpho
After Syrinx II - Richard Rodney Bennett
Dances of Earth & Fire - Peter Klatzow
Merlin - Andrew Thomas
Moi, jeu - Bruno Mantovani
Khan Variations - Alejandro Vinao
Northern Lights - Eric Ewazen

Suggested repertoire list: Marimba Duo 
Wind Sketch II - Keiko Abe
Wind in the Bamboo Grooves II - Keiko Abe
Wind across mountains II - Keiko Abe
Gather 2 - Matthias Schmitt
Nagoya marimbas - Steve Reich
Three transformationa - Andrew Thomas
Tango Suite - Astor Piazolla
Wooden Music - Rich O’Meara
Small Change - Scott Lindroth
Scintilla Na dwa Marimbafony - Martha Ptaszynska
Rhythm Song for two marimbas - Paul Smadbeck
Alborada del gracioso  - Maurice Ravel

Final Round 
Sohum & Skakti - Jan Van Landeghem
The Kundalini of the Playing Koalas - Jan Van Landeghem*
Stratocumulus  - Ludwig Albert
Purity II - Tomasz Golinski 
Reflections on Japanese Children’s songs III - Keiko Abe
Conversation in the forest III - Keiko Abe
Hiten Seido II opus 55 - Maki Ishii
Fantom Fire - Katsuhiro Tsubonoh
Diptych No 3 - Gordon Stout
Ultimatum II for two marimbas - N.J.Zivkovic
Lemuria: The Fallen Civilization - Csaba Zoltán Marján
Octabones - Ado Morag 

*Score regulation

  • You may perform free choice pieces, which may include own compositions, arrangements and transcriptions. Marimba Solo & Duo can also select works from the suggested list which can be performed in all rounds.
  • If you perform non published works and/or own works, it will be required to send a copy of the score and attached a signed declaration by the composer (personal or others), giving his/her permission to use the copies during the Competition 2021. If the organization did not receive a copy of the scores and composers declarations, further performance of those works can be refused, due to official regulations of the Composers Society and Belgian laws.
  • Candidates for marimba duo & chamber music can repeat the works handled for their audition tape in further competition rounds. 

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Extra details:
Available by BiNg BaNg Productions HR:
- Neenah for marimba solo  (I. Lesnik)
- Kaleidoscope for marimba solo  (C.C. Lin)
Available by Editions Francois Dhalmann FR:
- Feel the Sunlight for marimba solo (L. Albert)
- The Universe Concerto for marimba solo (L. Albert)
Available by Splendid Arts Edition (BE):
- Ululardel Tigre for marimba solo (R .F. Marques)
- Magic Sphere for two marimbas (R. F. Marques)
- Permafrost Concerto for two marimbas (L .Albert / R. F. Marques)
Available by Edition Svitzer DK:
- Dance of words for marimba solo  (A. Fukushima)
- Niflheim for marimba solo (C.Z. Marján)
- Luminosity for marimba solo (T. Golinski)
- Stratocumulus for marimba duo (L. Albert)
- Purity 2 (T.Golinski)
- Lemuria /The Fallen Civilization - Csaba Zoltán Marján
Available by Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic:
- Magma for marimba solo (N. J. Zivkovic)
- Ultimatum I (N. J .Zivkovic)
- Ultimatum II (N. J. Zivkovic)
Available by Beurskens Music
- Nimbostratus for marimba solo (L. Albert) 
- Oriental Dance & Toccata (F. Glorieux)
- Flying (C.C. Lin)
Available by HRDSCR Edition: /
- De tous bien playnes (F. Nuyts)
- Empty Music (F. Nuyts)
Available by Steve Weiss Music:
- Caritas (M. Burritt)
- Izgalom- (D. Friedman)
- Marshmellow (D. Friedman)

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