Marimbist Ji Hye Jung has created a new web site at: http://www.jihyepercussion.com/ The site has a number of videos as well as information about projects she is working on.
Of special interest to me is the announcement of the name of the new marimba solo by John Serry. The piece is called “Groundlines”. I was honored to be a part of the consortium of 20 marimbists to make that new solo possible. Look for more information about that piece as soon as it is released later this year.
The Zeltsman Marimba Festival 2010 has been announced and will be held at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. The event will take place this summer from June 25 through July 10, 2010. This is the 9th year of the festival and the first time it will be held overseas.
The faculty for this year will be Nancy Zeltsman, Jack Van Geem, Ivana Bilic, Tatiana Koleva, Theodor Milkov, PercaDu, Peter Prommel, and Julie Spencer.
Early registration is now open and will earn you one of the many possible discounts. For more information about the festival head to the official web site at: http://www.zmf.us.