The international festival that gives space for a new generation of percussionists from both Czech and foreign conservatories and academies is entering its fifth year. During these three days, the best students of chosen classes will be performing. The programme is completed by concerts, workshops of foreign lecturers and a sales show of percussion instruments. The big events this year are the percussion workshops.
Festival of percussion instruments – that is the name of the international biennale of percussion instrument players, organised by the Faculty of Music of JAMU in Brno. The festival is a unique event in the Czech Republic thanks to its programme. Its target is to present percussion instruments as an important element of contemporary music. Being the oldest and largest of all the groups of instruments, it is involved in various genres. And in the festival, many instruments are presented, including timpani, drum sets, marimbas, djembes, bells, steel drums, vibraphones, idiophones, gongs, timbales, bongos, cymbals, xylophones, darbukas…
The festival will take place from 7 to 9 December 2018 in the Divadlo na Orlí/Musical-drama laboratory of JAMU.
Workshops and concerts of the best foreign lecturers and solo players will also be a part of the festival. This year’s festival will bring guests from France and the USA. The accompanying events will be traditionally a sales show of percussion instrument producers and a picture exhibition. Individual concerts, workshops and exhibitions are accessible for students, experts and the wider audience. The first lecturer will be the renowned French percussionist and composer Emmanuel Sejourné. The second guest is Dom Famularo, who is not only a professional drummer and teacher, but also a clinical doctor and motivational speaker.