Monday, April 6, 2009

2009 CML Marimba Artists Perform

On the evenings of April 1-2, 2009, Fernando Meza and the University of Minnesota Percussion Studio hosted two concerts for the Classical Marimba League - a concert featuring winning compositions from past CML Composition Competitions and the 2009 CML Marimba Artist Competition Winners Concert.

The concert on April 2nd featured fantastic performances by the three winners of the 2009 CML Marimba Artist Competition.

(Fernando Meza, Hiromi Kamiya, Yi-Chia Chen, Yun-Ju Chou, & Nathan Daughtrey)

3rd Prize Winner Yun-Ju Chou

Concerto for Marimba & Wind Ensemble, Mvt. II Cadenza - Fugue) - Yiu-Kwong Chung
Dances of Earth & Fire - Peter Klatzow
Marimba d'Amore - Keiko Abe

2nd Place Winner Hiromi Kamiya

Merlin - Andrew Thomas
HATA-OTO - Hirotake Kitakata

1st Place Winner Yi-Chia Chen

Caméléon - Eric Sammut
Variations on Japanese Children's Songs - Keiko Abe
Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum - Claude Debussy/arr. Stevens

Many thanks go out to Fernando Meza for hosting this spectacular event at the University of Minnesota.

For more information, please check out Jeff Sass's blog entry about this concert.

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