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TROMP 2020 ~ 50th anniversary

12/22 November 2020

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.


Application TROMP 2020 closed

We are very pleased that, despite covid-19 and the challenges it brings for making recordings, we received 76 complete entries.

Competition deadline extended to June 12th

The application deadline for the TROMP international percussion competition is extended to June 12th 2020.

Amsterdam Marimba Weekend, March 12th-15th 2020 (cancelled)

The Amsterdam Marimba Weekend will bring you four days of master classes, clinics, open rehearsals and concerts.

Get inspired by performers and young talent during the jam session on Saturday and feel free to add your own rhythm!


Nov 13 - 14, 2020
TROMP 2020 Competition 1st Round

TROMP 2020 Competition 1st Round

The kickoff of the TROMP International Percussion Competition 2020. During the first and second round the most talented percussionists compete for a spot in the Semi Finals.

Nov 13, 2020
TROMP 2020 opening night

TROMP 2020 opening night

With no less than two piano duos (two brothers, two sisters) a choir, vocal soloists and seven percussionists, this is a richly decorated concert with only classics. Stravinsky's ballet Les noces (Wedding) does not often adorn the lecterns. That's because it needs an exceptional cast, and we've got them together now!

Nov 16, 2020
TROMP 2020 Competition 2nd Round

TROMP 2020 Competition 2nd Round

During the second round the most talented percussionists compete for a spot in the Semi Finals with marimba repertoire by a composer from The Netherlands.

Nov 17, 2020
Master Drummers of Burundi

Master Drummers of Burundi

A performance by the legendary Master Drummers of Burundi is an overwhelming experience, with ceremonial rhythms, singing and athletic dance. They bring traditional rhythms from Burundi (Central Africa) using drums made of hollowed tree trunks. 

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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.

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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.

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