Next TROMP edition: November 8/18, 2018

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.


Semi-finalists announcement

Elliott Gaston-Ross, Nikolay Ivanov, Yung-Tuan Ku, Luca Staffelbach, Kai Strobel, Hannah Weaver, Fabian Ziegler and Oliver Xu in semi-finals

AMW Selects @ TROMP

The Amsterdam Marimba Weekend selects a TROMP 2018 finalist for the next edition of AMW 2020.

Competition schedules online

The schedules for the 1st and 2nd Round are available online! Find links to all participants and when they perform, their biographies and their repertoire.


Nov 14 - 15, 2018
TROMP 2018 Competition Semi Finals

TROMP 2018 Competition Semi Finals

The remaining participants premiere a new compulsory work for solo percussion commissioned by TROMP. Brilliant recitals with a thrilling conclusion as the jury announces the finalists.

Nov 14, 2018
TROMP @ Piet Hein Eek: Ramon Lormans

TROMP @ Piet Hein Eek: Ramon Lormans

TROMP laureate, marimba specialist, s t a r g a z e and TEMKO member Ramon Lormans presents his new marimba album between the shelves of Piet Hein Eek's woodworkshop.

Nov 15, 2018
TROMP 2018 Composition Competition

TROMP 2018 Composition Competition

Young composers studying at the Dutch conservatories take on the challenge of writing a brand new piece for percussion.

Nov 16, 2018
Spiritual Leader by Ian Chang

Spiritual Leader by Ian Chang

19.00 Introduction by Ian Chang | 20.15 Start concert
Son Lux drummer Ian Chang performs an audiovisual solo spectacle in which he triggers beats, samples, sound effects and even a light show with projection completely from his drum kit.

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Repertoire Days

TROMP offers the possibility  to attend master classes by jury members and laureates in various locations throughout the world.

Info & enrolment

About Tromp

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.

More info about TROMP

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