Next TROMP edition: November 8/18, 2018

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.


TROMP, EMOVES and The Ruggeds team up

TROMP, Emoves and the Ruggeds collaborate to challenge the cross-over between classical music and urban street culture in the Emoves festival June 29 & July 1 and in the TROMP Opening Night November 9.

Martin Grubinger in the jury and on the festival stage of TROMP 2018

The biennial competition and festival in Eindhoven opens this year with a special percussion spectacle Friday 9 November. The Austrian percussionist Martin Grubinger is one of the prominent guests of this edition, both in the professional jury of the...

TROMP @ Amsterdam Marimba Weekend

The 2018 edition of the Amsterdam Marimba Weekend pays special attention to the TROMP International Percussion Competition. The program features a master class by Alexandre Esperet, winner of TROMP 2012 competition, in collaboration with TROMP.


Nov 8, 2018
TROMP 2018 Sneak Preview

TROMP 2018 Sneak Preview

Emil Kuyumcuyan

The day before the 2018 competition starts, the Croatian-Turkish winner of the last edition will kick off ten days of percussion at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.

Nov 9 - 12, 2018
TROMP 2018 Competition 1st & 2nd Rounds

TROMP 2018 Competition 1st & 2nd Rounds

The kickoff of the TROMP International Percussion Competition 2018. During the first rounds the most talented percussionists compete for a spot in the Semi Finals.

Nov 9, 2018
TROMP Opening Night: Marching & Breakin'

TROMP Opening Night: Marching & Breakin'

Martin Grubinger, Dominique Vleeshouwers, Harmonie St. Michaël van Thorn, The Ruggeds

The opening of TROMP 2018 challenges the cross-over between classical music and urban street culture, an unique and festive percussion spectacle!

Nov 10, 2018
TROMP 2018 Festival

TROMP 2018 Festival

Katia & Marielle Labèque (piano)
Raphael Segunier & Gonzalo Grau (percussion)
& TROMP laureates

Six percussionists will be joining the world famous piano duo on stage, performing West Side Story and works by Gershwin and Séjourné

Nov 14 - 15, 2018
TROMP 2018 Competition Semi Finals

TROMP 2018 Competition Semi Finals

The remaining participants premiere a new compulsory work for solo percussion commissioned by TROMP. Brilliant recitals with a thrilling conclusion as the jury announces the finalists.

Nov 15, 2018
TROMP 2018 Composition Competition

TROMP 2018 Composition Competition

Young composers studying at the Dutch conservatories take on the challenge of writing a brand new piece for percussion. All entries will be performed by fellow students during TROMP and an expert jury selects a winner after the concert.

Nov 18, 2018
TROMP 2018 Finale

TROMP 2018 Finale

3 Finalists & Asko|Schönberg

Daníel Bjarnason composes the new finale work that will be premiered by the the three most talented percussionists from around the world, competing at the highest level.

Repertoire Days

TROMP offers the possibility  to attend master classes by jury members and laureates in various locations throughout the world.

Info & enrolment

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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