Marimba Posts

Casey Cangelosi Clinic at Chops Percussion

Come celebrate the grand opening of our new showrooms for Paige’s Music and Chops Percussion with a FREE clinic and performance by Casey Cangelosi, Majestic artist and Director of Percussion Studies at James Madison University!

The clinic is this Thursday, November 16th, at 7pm. Seating is very limited, so please reserve your tickets here.

Casey is commonly hosted world-wide by educational institutions, music festivals, and educational seminars. He has been a visiting guest artist in Italy, Germany, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Croatia, Sweden, Taiwan, and widely across the U.S. at events including the The Midwest Clinic and PASIC Showcase Concerts. Casey is a regularly commissioned composer and from the percussion community called the “Paganini of Percussion” and “The voice of a new generation”.

A big Thank You! goes out to our friends at Majestic for sponsoring this clinic.

Katarzyna Mycka Masterclass & Concert at Lawrence Central High School

Katarzyna Mycka marimba quartet

International marimba virtuoso Katarzyna Mycka will present a master class next Tuesday, November 8th at 7pm in the Lawrence Central Auditorium. The master class will be followed by a concert of her marimba quartet from 8-9pm. Admission is for both events is $10 at the door.

About The Performers:

Critics have given the internationally renowned marimba virtuoso and chamber musician Katarzyna Mycka the sobriquet “she who dances with the mallets”: “the greatest fluidity”, “perfect mallet technique,” and a “marvelous, rhythmic precision” are characteristic for the musician, who is able to simultaneously produce up to six tones on her concert marimba with the sixty narrow wooden bars and resonance pipes.

After receiving training in piano and drums, the artist born in 1972 discovered the marimba as her “ideal medium for musical expression” while studying at music academies in Gdansk, Stuttgart, and Salzburg. Numerous prizes and awards at international music competitions then followed: in 1995, first prize and audience prize at the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg for Marimba Solo, one year later first place at the First World Marimba Competition Stuttgart. Then followed stipends and invitations to master courses in the United States, Asia, and various European countries, through which the young musician soon developed a network in the music scene.