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Jury composition:




Mark Ford is the coordinator of percussion activities at The University

of North Texas in Denton, Texas and a Past-President of the Percussive

Arts Society. He is a marimba specialist and the coordinator of one of

the largest percussion programs in the United States at UNT. Ford

is an active performer on the marimba and he has been featured

throughout the United States at universities and music conferences.

Mark is also the Artistic Director for the annual Drum Fest Marimba/

Vibraphone Competition in Opole, Poland. He regularly performs

at International Music Festivals throughout Europe, Asia and South

America. With several marimba and percussion CDs to his credit,

Mark’s recordings have further established his dedication to excellence

in music. Ford’s solo marimba CDs, Stealing a Moment, Motion Beyond

and Polaris, have received outstanding reviews including The

Instrumentalist which stated Ford's performance is "superb and

his compositional style is equally outstanding." Mark has also recorded

two DVDs and a CD with Japanese virtuoso marimbist Keiko Abe and

the UNT Wind Symphony.


For more information on Mark Ford

go to www.markfordmusic.com 








Ney Rosauro is recognized as one of the most original and

dynamic symphonic percussionists and composers today. 

As a composer he has published more than 100 pieces

for percussion as well as several method books. His compositions

are very popular worldwide and have been recorded by

internationally acclaimed artists such as Evelyn Glennie and the

London Symphony Orchestra. His Concerto for Marimba andOrchestra

has been performed by over 2,500 different orchestras worldwide,

and his ten solo CDs have received critical acclaim and been hailed by

percussionists and general music-lovers alike. Ney Rosauro has

appeared in concert solo, and as a soloist with orchestras, in more

than 45 different countries, including the most prestigious International

Percussion Festivals.


For more information on Ney Rosauro go to http://neyrosauro.com/






Internationally highly acclaimed as a virtuoso and devoted pedagogue,

Ludwig Albert belongs throughout the world as Belgian leading marimbist

and pioneer with the absolute topflight and is profiled as one of the most

successful marimbists and pedagogues of his generation. After obtaining

a First Prize for Percussion, the Superior Diploma percussion and

a Master degree specialisation marimba, he was profoundly shaping his

musical talent as first Belgian marimbist with the Japanese

marimba virtuoso Keiko Abe at the Toho Gakuan Music School in

Tokyo-Japan, and performed with her starting 1996 several concert

productions and –tours. Starting 1995, he searched for new

sound-combinations and founded his duo ‘Patrasche’ with the

combination of marimba and voice.  As true pioneers of this unique

combination, they developed a style of their own and could inspire

 nowadays several  artists and composers to create new music for

this strength.


For more information on Ludwig Albert

go to http://www.ludwigalbert.com/






Eric Sammut began his musical education studying piano,

and later attended percussion classes with Michel Ventula

at the National Regional Conservatory (NRC) in Toulouse. In 1989,

the same year that he received a unanimous First Prize as a student

of Francois Dupin and Georges Van Gucht, Eric Sammut

became principal percussionist with the Orchestre de l’Opéra National

de Lyon. In 1995, after receiving the First National Marimba Prize of

New York, he undertook a recital tour and gave masterclasses in the

United States, Europe and Asia. He began teaching marimba in Toulouse

in 1995, as well as at the NRC in Paris and the Royal Academy

of Music in London and Glasgow, in addition to being principal

percussionist with the Orchestre de Paris.  


For more information on Eric Sammut

go to https://www.rcs.ac.uk/staff/esammut/






Dr. Nicholas Enrico Williams is the assistant director of wind

studies, conductorof the Wind Ensemble, Brass Band, and the

director of athletic bands, including the North Texas Green Brigade

Marching Band and the Basketball Pep Band at the University of North

Texas. He is also the conductor for the GDYO Wind Symphony in Dallas,

Texas. In addition, he is a frequent guest conductor for the Dallas Winds

(formerly Dallas Wind Symphony) and the Dallas Winds Brass Choir. 

Dr. Williams is active in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Asia

as a clinician, conductor, adjudicator, consultant, and arranger;

his arrangements for wind band, marching percussion ensembles,

drum corps, and marching band are performed by outstanding

organizations throughout the world.


For more information on Nicholas Williams

go to http://music.unt.edu/faculty-and-staff/nicholas-williams




All four soloists will pefrom on Friday 20th October 2017 with

the Opole Syphonic Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Williams.

Venue: Filharmonia Opolska ul Krakowska 24 45-075 Opole 7pm