Thanks to all participants, jury members, artists, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and all team members and crew for a wonderful 2018 TROMP edition!

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 in tv-show KlickKlack

Festival artist and competition jury member Martin Grubinger brought his German tv-show KlickKlack to TROMP. Watch the broadcast from BR-Klassik. (German spoken)

Kai Strobel wins TROMP competition 2018

Nikolay Ivanov wins 2nd Prize and Audience Award, Elliott Gaston-Ross wins 3rd Prize and Press Prize

Finalists TROMP 2018 announced

Elliott Gaston-Ross (Great-Britain), Nikolay Ivanov (Bulgaria) and Kai Strobel (Germany) are the finalists of the TROMP International Percussion Competition 2018!


Feb 14 - 21, 2019
Genesis of Percussion

Genesis of Percussion


Alexej Gerassimez and friends invite their audiences on a voyage of discovery through elemental primal rhythms, Latin American and jazzy grooves, minimalistic dubstep as well as polyrhythmic, but also in baroque grace and romantic playfulness.

Mar 18, 2019
Festival Young Talent

Festival Young Talent

As a fresh laureate of the TROMP competition, first prize winner Kai Strobel is invited to perform in this festival that presents a new generation of virtuosi.

Apr 5 - 6, 2019
MacMillan & Berlioz

MacMillan & Berlioz


MacMillan's percussion concerto with soloist Dominique Vleeshouwers is a thrilling pre-program to Berlioz' Symphony Fantastique. A perfect opportunity to see TROMP's Dutch laureate perform with an orchestra close to home after his great success with Tokyo Sinfonietta in China last year.

May 3, 2019
Dominique Vleeshouwers & Friends

Dominique Vleeshouwers & Friends


Dominique Vleeshouwers returns to the local but vibrant percussion community of Weert, home not only to Dominique but also TROMP laureate Ramon Lormans and rising stars Maikel Claessens, Lennard Nijs and Sjoerd Ceelen.

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Repertoire Days

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

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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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