Thanks to all participants, jury members, artists, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and all team members and crew for a wonderful 2018 TROMP edition!

Meet & share with top musicians (from) all over the world.
Discover upcoming talents at the TROMP international percussion competition.
Experience today's leading artists at the TROMP Percussion Eindhoven festival.
Explore the world of percussion in our educational projects.


Percussionists around the world support Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

Within 24 hours percussionists from all over the world sent their videos to Dominique Vleeshouwers to show their support for Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and TROMP.

TROMP in tv-show KlickKlack

Festival artist and competition jury member Martin Grubinger brought his German tv-show KlickKlack to TROMP. Watch the broadcast from BR-Klassik. (German spoken)

Kai Strobel wins TROMP competition 2018

Nikolay Ivanov wins 2nd Prize and Audience Award, Elliott Gaston-Ross wins 3rd Prize and Press Prize


May 3, 2019
Dominique Vleeshouwers & Friends

Dominique Vleeshouwers & Friends

Munttheater, Weert (NL)


Dominique Vleeshouwers returns to the local but vibrant percussion community of Weert, home not only to Dominique but also TROMP laureate Ramon Lormans and rising stars Maikel Claessens, Lennard Nijs and Sjoerd Ceelen.

May 29, 2019
24th International Musical Olympus Festival

24th International Musical Olympus Festival

St. Petersburg (RU)

Kai Strobel & Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg State Academic Cappella

Kai Strobel performs Anders Koppel's Concerto No 3 for Marimba Solo and Orchestra in the 24th edition of the International Musical Olympus Festival as a laureate of TROMP.

Sep 25, 2019
World of Rhythm: Marching & Breakin'

World of Rhythm: Marching & Breakin'

Muziekgebouw Eindhoven (NL)

Dominique Vleeshouwers
Emil Kuyumcuyan
Harmonie St. Michaƫl van Thorn
The Ruggeds

After the great success in the TROMP 2018 Opening Night, this unique show returns to the stage this fall!

Dec 8, 2019
Solo recital winner TROMP Percussion Eindhoven 2018

Solo recital winner TROMP Percussion Eindhoven 2018

Muziekgebouw Eindhoven (NL)

Kai Strobel

18 November 2018, 26-year-old Kai Strobel from Germany won the First Prize in the TROMP competition - plus the award for the best rendition of a Dutch work. Be prepared for an afternoon of vibrant percussion!

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International Percussion Competition & Festival

Dr. Ir. Theo Tromp founded the Tromp Biennial in Eindhoven in 1970 because he felt young people had too few opportunities. Over forty years later TROMP has become the leading competition for solo percussion in the world, the ideals of its founder close at heart, creating opportunities and a stage for young percussionists from around the world.

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