15 Nov 2018
TROMP 2018 Composition Competition

TROMP 2018 Composition Competition


Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

composition students Royal Conservatoire The Hague, Fontys AMPA Tilburg, Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Composing for percussion can be described as an unique art form. Young composers studying at the Dutch conservatories took on the challenge of writing a brand new piece for percussion in the TROMP Composition Competition. All entries hav been performed by fellow students during TROMP and an expert jury selected a winner after the concert. You could call it the ultimate in being at the forefront of new music.

Jury:Marijn ten Harmsen van der Beek (chairman), Mayke Nas (composer),
Bert Palinckx (director November Music), Davo van Peursen (director Donemus Publishing), Janco Verduin (composer)


Leon Haxby (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) - Splat-The-Rat

  • I. Who Even Needs Trees Anyway?
  • II. Four-Hoofed McMonsters
  • III. The Corporate Menace

Performers: Bence Csepeli, Yifan Du, Elias Blanco del Prado, Dàniel Bolba Agostinho Sequeira, Nicolò Foron (conductor)

Karmit Fadael (Royal Conservatoire The Hague) - Paringsdans
Performers: Antoine Josselin, José Silva

Eveline Vervliet (Fontys AMPA Tilburg) - Spiegel #2
Performers: Ines Lacerda, Pedro Paixao, Leonardo Cavalho, Stan van Rixtel

Simon Knighton (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) - Seven Stages of Man

  • I. Infancy
  • II. Schoolboy
  • III. Teenager
  • IV. Soldier
  • V. Justice
  • VI. Old Age
  • VII. San Teeth, Sans Eyes, San Everything

Performers: Yifan Du, Kobus Prins, Sekou van Heusden & David Kuijken (piano)

Download the complete programme notes (in Dutch) as a .pdf.

TROMP 2018 Composition Competition

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