The 21st International Percussion Festival DRUM FEST
21st of September to 27th of October
We would like to invite You to the 21st International Percussion Festival DRUM FEST.
DRUM FEST is a unique music event which is going to be held in a few cities in Poland like Opole, Wrocław, Gliwice, Katowice. It is directed to the wide group of music fans. Each year, we invite notable musicians from all over the world. They are representatives of classical music, jazz, ethnic music, and also rock music.
During the Festival the audience will be able to experience music in different ways. We organize concerts, solo recitals, clinics and the competitions. This year two international competions are going to happen – Marimba Competion and Vibraphone Competion. The co-organizer of those two competitions is Mark Ford who is the virtuoso of marimba. He is also respected composer of popular songs on marimba and drum kit like Head Talk, Polaris, Heads Up! or Stubernic. The application forms for both competitions can be sent until 17th of September. For more information about competitions or to get the aplication form,
go to the Festival's website http://www.miedzynarodowyfestiwalperkusyjny.pl/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=53&Itemid=127.
The third competion is Percussion Competition.
This year's wide range of musicians is really impressive. We are going to host such excellent artists like: Mike Portnoy, Virgil Donati, Brian Tichy, Benny Greb, Ian Paice, Derek Sherinian, Terry Bozzio and many others. The musicians will perform concerts in inimitable groups.
To give some examples:
• Steamroller: Brian Tichy, Doug Aldrich, Michael Devin (musicians of Whitesnake).
• Virgil Donati TRIO: Virgil Donati (from Planet X), Allan Holdsworth, Anthony Crawford.
• Ian Paice Band: Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Matteo Filippini, Alessandro Del Vecchio, Nicola Mazzucconi
• Mark Ford, She-e Wu, Anders Astrand
• HBC Super Trio: Scott Henderson (Chick Corea), Jeff Berlin (Billy Cobham), Dennis Chambers (Carlos Santana)
• Jose Torres & Rhythm, The Cuban Roots
• Super Group: Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Tony MacAlpin (Steve Vai), BillySheehan (Mr. Big), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
• Drum Wars: Carmine Appice (Ozzy Osbourne), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath), Fabio Cerrone (Tony Martin), John McCoy (Ian Gillian), Jack Meille (Tygers of Pan Tang)
• Terry Bozzio & Stick Men: Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa), Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), tony Levin (King Crimson), Markus Reuter
The whole schedule of the concerts' dates is attached to annex.
The Festival offers a lot of possibilities to spend time and commune with music. The broad range of well known musicians may be interesting for fans of all music genres.
More details: http://www.miedzynarodowyfestiwalperkusyjny.pl/
The tickets are available on http://www.ticketportal.pl/, http://www.ticketpro.pl/ and http://www.ragtime.com.pl/
You are very welcomed !