Schedule & repertoire 2022

Overview of the TROMP 2022 Competition rounds and the required repertoire for applying and participating.

On this page you will find an overview of the competition rounds. All Rules and Regulations can be found here.

Application: Preliminary round

(deadline was May 16th 2022)

A recent, unedited audio recording (so no video) of a solo live performance consisting of:

  • one work for mallets
  • one work for percussion set-up

The sound recording should be of professional quality and clearly labeling its contents. The recording must be recorded in real time and should not have been edited or altered in any way. The TROMP Board reserves the right to disqualify candidates who have submitted studio enhanced or modified recordings.

Before participants will be selected, applicants must also propose a programme for each round in the online application form.

Please note: During the Competition participants may play each work only once (excluding the preliminary round)

First Round

November 11th & 12th, 2022

A performance of max. 20 minutes consisting of:

  • A choice from:
    • Chris Gendall – Dita
    • Michio Kitazume – Side by Side
    • Áskell Másson - Frum
    • Iannis Xenakis – Rebonds A
    • Iannis Xenakis – Rebonds B
    • Kevin Volans – Asanga
  • A work for vibraphone of one’s own choice

Second Round

November 14th, 2022

A performance of a work for marimba by a composer from The Netherlands (max. duration 15 minutes):

  • Louis Andriessen - Woodpecker
  • Jan Bus - Solitude
  • Anthony Fiumara - An Index of Wood (selection of movements)
  • Bart de Kemp - Mama Rimba
  • Dolf de Kinkelder - Touch
  • Ton de Leeuw - Midare
  • Florian Magnus Maier - Soleá
  • Arnold Marinissen Totem I & Totem II
  • Aart Strootman - Solo for marimba
  • Jacob ter Veldhuis - Barracuda (solo version)
  • Sinta Wullur Dukha
  • Yannis Kyriakides - Bee Cult

Other works for marimba by Dutch composers may be proposed, but their performance is subject to approval by the Competition Jury.

Sample scores

Sample scores and order information of this list can be requested by sending an email to

Semi Finals

November 16th & 17th, 2022

A recital of max. 45 minutes, containing:

  • a new compulsory work for percussion, commissioned by TROMP, composer Petra Strahovnik (score to be distributed by the TROMP office end-September 2022, duration about 6 minutes)
  • at least one work for mallets of one’s own choice
  • at least one work for set-up of one’s own choice


November 20th, 2022

A performance consisting of:

  • a new compulsory work for solo percussion and ensemble by Trevor Grahl, commissioned by TROMP (score to be distributed by the TROMP office end-September 2022, duration about 12 minutes)
  • one work for percussion solo of one’s own choice (max. duration 10 minutes)

Our SoundCloud channel features a playlist with competition recordings of laureate performances of the listed works for solo marimba by a composer from The Netherlands:

More information in article 3 of the Rules & Regulations