Four days of master classes, clinics, open rehearsals, workshops and concerts. The sixth Edition of the Amsterdam Marimba Weekend will take place 14 till 17 March 2024 at different locations in Amsterdam. Information about the guests artists, concerts, master classes schedule, application and practical details go to

This year’s edition will feature the following artists:

MARTA KLIMASARA – Poland / Germany, marimba soloist, educator
PATRICIA BRENNAN – Mexico / USA, vibraphone, marimba, improviser and composer
ADÉLAÏDE FERRIÈRE – France, marimba soloist and chamber music, music arranger
RACHEL XI ZHANG – China / Netherlands, marimba soloists, educator, chamber music
TATIANA KOLEVA – Bulgaria / Netherlands, marimba / percussion performer, educator, YPP, AMW 
SASHA BERLINER – USA, vibraphonist, composer & educator


Vernon Chatlein – percussionist, composer
Nick Woud – timpanist, composer
Peter Prommel – mindfulness for muisicans
Zhivko Vasilev – kaval, composer
Noel Brennan – drums
Pépé Garcia – percussion
Jan Hage – organ
Guus Janssen – jazz organ
Kalina Vladovska – percussion
Katinka Prommel – movement & posture coach

The AMW wants to offer the opportunity to students and professionals to meet fellow musicians, make contacts, try various instruments, brands and mallets, exchange ideas, perform, experiment and talk about various pieces and styles. Celebrate, discover and keep developing the music and our beloved instrument – the marimba!

But before all – present our music to our audience and invite them to discover our world of magic. All performances and activities are open to public. We are delighted that our concerts are hosted by prominent venues in Amsterdam, such as the Bimhuis, one of the most popular podia for jazz and experimental music in Europe and the Orgelpark a stunning location with at least four large pipe organs and magnificent acoustic!

Prior to that, we will of course welcome our faculty and special guests who will be giving master classes, clinics, workshops and individual lessons. The focus will be on various marimba techniques, repertoire choice, arrangements & new compositions, various genres improvisation and ensemble playing.

The Amsterdam Marimba Weekend will be hosted by Tatiana Koleva (marimba/percussion music).

This Event is supported by Pustjens Percussion Products, Splendor, Hendrik Muller Fonds & Marimba Festiva

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the launch of a new duo – Kaval-Marimba

United by the love of the pure sound and as ambassadors of their rare instruments
Tatiana Koleva – marimba & Zhivko Vasilev – kaval, launch their first project with performances in The Netherlands and Bulgaria. Premiere is at the Rewire Festival, The Hague and a kickoff preview at the Amsterdam club De Rood Bioscoop.

Both from Bulgaria, Vasilev & Koleva integrate elements of the Bulgarian folk music, in combination with electronics, contemporary music, jazz and improvisation in their duo compositions. Through the warmth of the rosewood enchanted by the live electronics, additional percussion, and the sound design of the equally important artist Ruben Kieftenbelt in this new formation, the audience will be immersed in a sublime world of virtuosity, soundscapes, intriguing harmonies, unique mix of genres and styles.
Specially for the occasion, and on request of the festival, a new remix version with live electronics of one of the most famous percussion solo Rebonds by Xenakis will be presented.


TATIANA KOLEVA – percussion, ZHIVKO VASILEV – kaval / electronics,
Ruben Kieftenbelt – sound design / live electronics

Music by

Vasilev / Koleva / Xenakis – rewired


Playlist on YouTube


Website Zhivko Vasilev
Instagram Ruben Kieftebelt

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