TROMP 2018 Competition 1st & 2nd Rounds

The kickoff for the participants of the TROMP International Percussion Competition. During the first rounds the most talented percussionists of the world compete for a spot in the Semi Finals. 

1st Round

Friday 9 November 2018
Saturday 10 November 2018

2nd Round

Monday 12 November 2018


Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Heuvel 140
5611 EE Eindhoven
Location & route

Attending the competition

The 1st en 2nd Rounds are open to the public and take place in in the Small Hall at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. You can only enter the hall and take your seat in the applause and changes between participants. Times and schedules may change until the last moment, so always check the latest updates and schedules that will be published in due time.

Sven Hoscheit, 3rd prize & press prize TROMP 2016
(© Claudia Hansen)

Semi Finals TROMP 2018 Finale

1st Round programme

In the 1st Round of the TROMP International Percussion Competition thirty selected participants each give a performance of max. 20 minutes. The individual programmes include one selected work from the required repertoire for set-up and a work for vibraphone of one’s own choice.

1st Round required repertoire:
A choice from:

  • Iannis Xenakis - Rebonds A
  • Iannis Xenakis - Rebonds B
  • Kevin Volans - Asanga

2nd Round programme

In the second round the participants also compete for the Willem Vos Award for the best rendition of a composition for marimba solo by a composer from The Netherlands. For a performance of max. 15 minutes, participants choose one of the following works:

  • 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
  • Arnold Marinissen - Totem I & Totem II
  • Aart Strootman - Solo for marimba
  • Jacob ter Veldhuis - Barracuda (solo version)
  • Sinta Wullur - Dukha
  • Yannis Kyriakides - Bee Cult

The 1st and 2nd Rounds are to be considered as further qualifying rounds for the Semi Finals, Wednesday the 14th and Thursday the 15th of November 2018.