Zivkovic’s International Summer Percussion Academy & Festival 2020! Vienna, Austria!
Join the international group of Marimba and Percussion enthusiasts at Zivkovic Marimba and Percussion Summer Academy. In 2020, for the first time, Academy takes place in the centre of Vienna, Austria, inofficial music capital of the World. You will experience 6 very intensive days PACKED with concerts, lectures & masterclasses. EACH ACTIVE PARTITIPANT WILL GET 5 (yes, FIVE!!) INDIVIDUAL LESSONS DURING THE ACADEMY. ( open master class format, approx. 30 min each) In 2020, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic has invited not less than 15 top international guest artists from all over the world, in a unique combination of Solo and orchestral instruments, – including also well known names of the younger generation! Aside the heavy emphasis on Marimba and Marimba Duo, also Timpani, Percussion trio, Marching snare, up to the film music- experience from the “World of Hans Zimmer”, will be presented, – we have it all prepared!
Academy is intended primarily for advanced marimba students, percussion teachers, professionals – but every one can benefit form this week. Also intermediate/less advanced players are welcome to enroll as active pertitipants at the Academy, if they prepare minimum two pieces of moderate difficulty. Selected participants may perform in public concerts on tour right after the Academy.
There will be two possibilities to participate
Festival & ACADEMY will accept: performing participants (active) or observers (passive participants, basically just any festival guests).
It is highly recommended that players who wish to be ACTIVE partitipants of the Academy, apply early, since the number of active participants is limited to 35.
(Apply early to get better rate and be sure that you can be active participant. We expect that summer 2020 will be booked out before the first deadline.
So, IF you want to attend, make SURE to apply early. You will also save 40 Euro if you apply before April 1st 2020).
Each active participant should prepare minimum two composition of his choice. ANY piece for Marimba. Interested percussionists should prepare snare drum, timpani or multipercussion piece (preferabely one of Zivkovic’s multipercussion works, among anything else they wish). Players of any level are welcome as observers (passive participant). Each active participant will get FIVE individual lessons on the prepared pieces (or anything else he would like to learn) during the course, (individual lesson, open master class format, whose length depends on the difficulty and length of the piece he is performing. approx. 20-40 minutes each lesson). All active partitipants will also perform in various chamber music combination coached by Nebojsa and other guest artists.
Passive participants will also be involved in fundamental questions like grip, technique, etc but will not be involved in any performing or any individual lesson.
PUBLIC CONCERT with the participants and Nebojsa Zivkovic
There will be a CLOSING concert on the last evening of the ZISAMP2020, with the SELECTED partitipants. We are working to organize additional public concert in Vienna, right after the course. (to be confirmed) ONLY selected participants will perform in a public concert that is scheduled right after the Academy. (that additional concert is NOT part of the Academy) We have several world class marimba and percussion duos as guest teachesrs! Use this chance to come with your duo or group and get professional coaching in chamber music.
Last but not least, this is your chance to take you partner with you to Vienna, and have a dream vacation in one of the most beautiful cities of this planet.
This is what you will get at ZISAMP 2020:
- As active partitipant, you will get FIVE (5!!) individual lessons (master class format) with different professors of your choice
- you can attend Timpani, Rudimental snare, Marimba duo and (Jazz)Vibraphone master classes and lectures of your choice, by various professorsm, – DAILY.
- You will work on pieces you prepare with Nebojsa and professors of your choice (included are also solo PERCUSSION works or chamber music)
- Fundamental performing problems – some aspects of mental attitude towards solo performing.
- Guest Artist Lectures include: Two-mallet technique, German timpani technique, orchestral studies, by solo timpanists of Hamburg State Opera and Teneriffe Symphony, Mexican marimba traditions, Jazz Vibraphone Improvisation and more
- DAILY MALLETS TECHNIQUE WITH NEBOJSA (four mallet grip and technical exercises)
- Esthetics and developing of sound on marimba, timpani, snare drum (sound, endurance, power-kicks, etc..)
- Fun & NON-JAZZ improvisation on the marimba (as you know, improvisation was there much before Jazz was invented)
- Introduction of new works for marimba and percussion (bring YOURS if you have something interesting!!)
- Musical and formal analysis for all of Zivkovic’s compositions of interest, with emphasis on CONCERTOS.
- Chamber music, duets, percussion trios, marimba and piano, etc… (we intend to play some of that during the Academy)
- YAMAHA concert percussion instruments exibition, Sheet Music exibition, Mallets, merchandise, and BIG Discount on purchasing during the academy. you save a lot of $$$)
PROFESSORS of ZISAMP 2020 Festival & Academy: (hey, this WILL be fun!)
- Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic – (Europe) Marimba & anything else you desire to know from him
- Theodor Milkov (Greece) – Marimba genius and innovator of new techniques
- Brian Barker (Canada/Germany) – Solo timpanist of the Hamburg State Opera, lecturer University of Hamburg
- Paco Diaz (Spain) -Solo Timpanist Tenerife symhpny Orchestra, professor Tenerife Conservatory of Music
- David Christopher Panzl (Austria) Multipercussionist, marching specialist, Lecturer at State University Vienna
- Aleksandra Suklar (Slovenia/Austria) – affirming concert Artist & member of Hans Zimmer Band
- Tchiki-Duo (Switzerland) – ex. Prof. Lausanne conservatory, concert Artist
- Lucid Duo (Europe) – Irena Manolova & composer Tomasz Golinski
- Drumartica (Slovenia) Conservatory of Ljubljana (Joze Bogolin & Simon Klavzar)
COME AND ENJOY THIS FESTIVAL AND SUMMER ACADEMY!
MEET OTHER PERCUSSIVE FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, HAVE FUN & LEARN!
ACADEMY SITE: VIENNA, A HOLIDAY YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!
The Academy will take place in the facilities of YAMAHA AUSTRIA, in Vienna. Vienna is regarded as one of the most interesting cities world wide and offers marvelous touristic attractions. Make the trip of your life and take your family / partner with you for a wonderful vacation. Enjoy Viennas historic and modern Attractions, visit Austrian Alps and lakes, and experience unique Austrian hospitality. Right after the Academy you can Visit hundreds of world wide famous tourist sites like: Musikverein Wien, Konzerthaus, Staatsoper Wien, Belvedere Schloss, Karlskirche, Rathaus, and numerous of Museums and other attractions. In 2020 Zivkovic Summer Academy is far more than marimba and percussion academy only – it is life changing experience!
VIENNA at night 🙂