TROMP 2018 Competition Semi Finals

In the Semi Finals, the remaining participants of the TROMP International Percussion Competition premiere a new compulsory work for solo percussion commissioned by TROMP. Brilliant recitals with a thrilling conclusion as the jury announces the finalists.

Semi Finals

Wednesday 14 November 2018
Thursday 15 November 2018


Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
Heuvel 140
5611 EE Eindhoven
Location & route

Attending the competition

The Semi Finals 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.

Dan DeSimone, 2nd prize & audience award TROMP 2016
(© Claudia Hansen)

1st & 2nd Rounds TROMP 2018 Finale

Semi Finals programme

In the Semi Finals the remaing participants compete for a spot in the Finale of TROMP 2018. Each participant compiles a programme for a recital for solo percussion of max. 45 minutes (including intervals). The individual programmes must include:

  •  the new compulsory work for percussion solo by Mayke Nas, commissioned by TROMP (duration about 5 minutes)
  • at least one work for mallets of one’s own choice
  • at least one work for set-up of one’s own choice

The Semi Finals are to be considered as further qualifying rounds for the Finale, Sunday the 18th of November 2018.

New compulsory work by Mayke Nas

Mayke Nas writes the new compulsory work for the Semi Finals in the TROMP 2018 competition. From 2016 to 2018 Mayke Nas is Composer Laureate of the Netherlands. She received commissions from Slagwerk Den Haag, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Eighth Blackbird amongst others and was awarded with the Matthijs Vermeulen Price of Encouragement 2003, Anjer Muziekprijs 2005, Kees van Baarenprijs 2015 and an artist-in-residence fellowship in Berlin by the DAAD.