Archive 2013




 međunarodno je priznati virtuoz na marimbi i svestrana udaraljkašica, Redovito solistički nastupa uz europske orkestre i sudjeluje u komornim, scenskim i crossover projektima. Održava majstorske radionice, sudjeluje na marimba festivalima i članica je žirija na uglednim marimba natjecanjima u Europi, Južnoj Americi i SAD-u.


Dobitnica je svih najvažnijih hrvatskih izvođačkih i diskografskih nagrada. Njezine skladbe za marimbu i vibrafon izdane su u Edition Svitzer, Malletworks i Cantus nakladi. Od 1996. djeluje kao solo timpanist Simfonijskog Orkestra HRT. Danas s prof. Igorom Lešnikom vodi studij udaraljki na Muzičkoj akademiji u Zagrebu.


Ivana je Marimbaone umjetnik, a za tu je firmu dizajnirala i autorsku liniju palica.




Born in Bulgaria, Tatiana Koleva lives and works at present in the Netherlands.Internationally renown as virtuoso solo and ensemble performer, she is passionatelyinvolved in the promotion of contemporary music and art forms all over the world.She has established herself as a leading percussionist specializing in marimba and hascontributed considerably to its recognition as emancipated solo instrument.Tatiana works regularly with leading composers and has premiered over 80 works,created specially for her and her projects. She has performed in major concert hallsthroughout Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Jordan and Mexico.
In addition to her intensive concert activities Mrs. Koleva leads regularly masterclasses, clinics and workshops. Currently she holds teaching positions at CodartsConservatorium, Rotterdam and the Conservatory of Groningen - The Netherlands.
2009 marked the beginning of Koleva’s new very successful project “YouthPercussion Pool”, an education and performing event for young professionals. In thebeginning of 2010 Tatiana Koleva received the prestigious Prize ‘Musician of theYear 2009’ by the National Radio and the audience of Bulgaria, while just recentlythe Youth Percussion Pool was awarded “Ensemble of the Year 2012” in that samecontest.
Mrs. Koleva appears regularly on TV and Radio shows and is to be heard on variousrecordings of NovaLinia Records (her own label), Decca, New World Records,Attacca, Unsounds, Mode Record, Wergo, BVHAAST and more.
Tatiana Koleva performs on Concorde marimba and has developed her own signatureNovaLinia mallets manufactured by PENDIM and distributed by PPP-Amsterdam.
From the press:"... superb percussionist... brilliantly played performance ... explosive energy..."New York Times, USA; 
"... exceptional musician..." Percussions Magazine,France; 
"... a truly remarkable percussionist..." Business News Radio, NL; "... star-percussionist..." Volkskrant, NL






Maraca2 percussion duo are one of Europe’s leading percussion ensembles and have performed as recitalists around the globe, from the Isle of Man to Argentina. Tim Palmer  and Jason Huxtable met whilst studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire where they attained the highest degree classifications and now teach as tutors of mallet percussion.


Maraca2 perform regularly at percussion festivals worldwide and have appeared as artists at all the major events including the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, the International Marimba Convention in Minneapolis, the Fundación Cultural Percussion Festival in Argentina and Royal Northern College of Music Day of Percussion in Manchester. Their media appearances include coverage on the BBC with a live performance on BBC Wales. Maraca2’s 2013 engagements already include scheduled trips to Argentina, Croatia, Las Vegas, Utah, Missouri and Tenerife. As one of Europe’s most commercially supported ensembles, they endorse Sabian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion and Marimba One marimbas.


The range of events the duo have presented since their inception has been notable in its variety with performances in traditional recital settings, on classical themed cruises, at fashion shows and at football clubs .... the list goes on! Maraca2 were commissioned by the European Indoor Athletics Championships to write music and perform the Opening Ceremony at the National Indoor Arena, UK which was broadcast to a mass audience on Eurosport worldwide. 


Maraca2 have completed two successful long USA Tours in 2009 & 2011, educating in excess of 500 Students at over 20 Universities and plan another 2013 tour to Missouri, USA.  



Eric Sammut


Eric Sammut began his musical education by 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 an unanimous First Prize as student of Francois Dupin and Georges Van Gucht, Eric Sammut became principal percussionist with the Orchestre de l’Opera 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. Since 1994, he has composed a lot of pieces for marimba solo and ensembles published in France, United States, Norway and Japan.


After participating in numerous CD and video productions with the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de l’Opera de Lyon and Orchestre de Paris, he produced in 2005 the CD “Four-Mallet Ballet”, - an album for solo marimba. A new CD “Mirages” was realized in 2008 with musicians Philippe Berrod, Eric Echampard and David Patrois and the String Quintet of the Orchestre de Paris.

Eric Sammut is a Malletech artist.
His new CD "Sailing in Seoul" includes his own  concerto for Marimba and concerto for vibes.



Cengiz Beyoglu


Cengiz Darabuka is an experienced percussionist from Kosova with over 20 years of experience. He is better known for his partake in bands such as Latino Band, Etno Classic and Fedayi Pacha. His DJ set involves international electronic music complemented with live percussion, which makes for an upbeat party vibe.





The Wave Quartet


Founded in 2008 by Bogdan Bacanu, The Wave Quartet soon performed in important concert halls such as the Konzerthaus Berlin and toured Europe and Asia, where this exceptional Ensemble meet enthusiastic resonance.
Already in Berlin the Quartet had followed their passion for Baroque Music and performed a Concerto for originally 2 harpsichords by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Their respectful and historically informed approach enthralled public and critics. Since then baroque music embodies a focus in the Quartets repertoire.
In order to that, the Quartets debut CD ,Aurora Borealis‘ was followed in 2009 by a recording of all three Concertos for 2 harpsichords by Bach, Peter Sadlo was hereby conducting ,Salzburg Barock‘ on period instruments.

the wave quartet

This fascinating fusion of 2 ages also received great regards.
The follow-up project ,Senza Ripieno‘ impresses with mostly unpopular, but precious baroque works, without accompaniment, and very intimate.
Highlights of the upcoming seasoning are going to be 3 performances in the Great Festival Hall Salzburg with the ,Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg‘, conducted by Carlos Domínguez-Nieto as well as concerts in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, China, Japan and the USA.