TROMP Repertoire Days

TROMP travels the world to the USA, China, Hungary, Brazil, Japan, and The Netherlands


TROMP Repertoire Days 2023, Liszt Ferenc Academy, Budapest, Hungary

13 to 15 February, 2023

TROMP is very pleased to announce that the next edition of the Repertoire Days, will be held at the prestigious Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary from 13th to 15th February 2023.

Opening concert of the event will be held by Dominique Vleeshouwers on February 13th 19:00h.


  • Gabriel Michaud (France, 1st prize TROMP 2022)
  • Dominique Vleeshouwers (The Netherlands, 1st prize TROMP 2014)
  • Peter Prommel (The Netherlands)
  • Szabolcs Joó (Hungary)

Dr. Ir. Theo Tromp founded the Tromp Biennial in Eindhoven in 1970. His intention was to provide new opportunities and stage for young percussionist from around the world. Over fifty years later, the TROMP International Percussion Competition has become a leading competition for percussionist in the world. Investing in the future careers of the winners, TROMP provides various concert engagements in internationally acclaimed concert halls and festivals, both solo and with prestigious international ensembles.

TROMP Repertoire Days offers the possibility to percussionist students to attend master classes led by jury members and laureates in various locations throughout the world.

Participants in the Repertoire Days get a chance to study the competition’s (TROMP International Percussion Competition) repertoire together, as well as other solo repertoire. Editions have been held in the USA, China, Russia, Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

The program can be found HERE.

There are 25 places available for active participants for the Repertoire Days. Places are given on a first come first served basis. Successful applicants will be notified after the closing date.

Click HERE to apply.


TROMP Repertoire Days 2022, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK

February 7, 2022

Hosted @RCNM by Simone Rebello and Leo Le Yu

In 2022, a new edition of the TROMP Repertoire Days at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK, will be held on February 7, following to the annual Day of Percussion @RNCM on February 6.

TROMP winner Kai Strobel will be joined by TROMP 2022 jury president Arnold Marinissen from The Netherlands for presenting the upcoming TROMP edition in November in Eindhoven.

They will zoom in on the competition repertoire in clinics and masterclasses. Besides, they will give information and tips about how to prepare yourself for the competition.

The program takes place all day on 7 February.

TROMP Repertoire Days 2019, Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY, USA

November 9 & 10, 2019 | Eastman School of Music | Rochester, NY | USA

Hosted by Michael J. Burritt





Saturday, November 9, 2019

10:30-11:00        Opening session

11:00-12:30        Clinic/lecture by Kai Strobel

13:30-14:30        Clinic/lecture by Arnold Marinissen

15:00-17:30        Open Masterclass

Sunday, November 10, 2019

10:00-11:30        Clinic/lecture by Alexandre Esperet

11:30-12:00        information session:

                                 About TROMP, and the TROMP Percussion Competition: Arthur van der Drift, ceo of TROMP

                                 How to prepare for the Competition: all three masters

13:00-18:00        Rehearsals for a closing concert masters and students

19:00-21:00        Closing Concert by the masters and students


Meet & share with members of the jury and laureates

TROMP offers the possibility  to attend master classes by jury members and laureates in various locations throughout the world in the Repertoire Days. Participants in the Repertoire Days get a chance to study the competition’s repertoire together, as well as other solo repertoire. Masters in previous editions: James Wood, Christian Dierstein, Arnold Marinissen, Peter Prommel, Dominique Vleeshouwers, Alexandre Esperet and Yi-Ping Yang among many others.

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For more information and enrolment, please send an email to the TROMP office.

The TROMP Repertoire Days are powered by the generous support of Ammodo.

Previous editions

TROMP Repertoire Days Shanghai 2018

October 1/6, 2018 | Shanghai Conservatory of Music | International Percussion Festival & Third IPEA International Percussion Competition | China

The TROMP Repertoire Days 2018 are a part of the International Percussion Festival. Concerts & master classes by TROMP laureates: 

TROMP Repertoire Days São Paulo 2018

August 27 & 28, 2018 | Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo (EMESP Tom Jobim) | Brazil


TROMP Repertoire Days Boston 2018

March 31 & April 1, 2018 | The Boston Conservatory at Berklee | USA


TROMP Repertoire Days Moscow 2018

March 17 & 18, 2018 | Tchaikovsky Conservatory | Moscow | Russia


TROMP @ Amsterdam Marimba Weekend 2018

Masterclass Alexandre Esperet | Thursday 8 March | 11:00 | Pustjens Percussion Products
Concerts feat. Alexandre Esperet and his Trio SR9:
Saturday 10 March | 20:15 | Amstelkerk | info
Sunday 11 March | 16:00 | Bimhuis | info

The 2018 edition of the Amsterdam Marimba Weekend payed special attention to TROMP, prior to the application deadline of 1 May. The program featured a master class by Alexandre Esperet, winner of the TROMP 2012 competition, in collaboration with TROMP. The AMW issued a special invitation to participant Shingo Takase for the best performance of solo marimba repertoire in the 2nd Round of the TROMP 2016 competition. He will be performed in the concert of Saturday evening. Other performers and educators at the AMW included Leigh Howard Stevens, Daniele Di Gregorio, Marco Pacassoni and Mamadou Diabate.

More information is available at

Repertoire Days Shanghai 2017

October 1/6, 2017 | Shanghai Conservatory of Music | International Percussion Festival & Second IPEA International Percussion Competition | China

Concerts & master classes by laureates and jury members:

  • Christian Dierstein (TROMP jury 2014 & 2016)
  • Alexandre Esperet (1st prize TROMP 2012)
  • Jean Geoffroy
  • Momoko Kamiya (TROMP jury)
  • Emil Kuyumcuyan (1st prize TROMP 2016)
  • Arnold Marinissen (TROMP jury)
  • Vassilena Serafimova (3rd prize TROMP 2010)
  • Dominique Vleeshouwers (1st prize TROMP 2014)
  • Yi-Ping Yang (1st prize TROMP 2006, TROMP jury 2016)

TROMP Repertoire Days Shanghai 2017 photo album @ Flickr

Repertoire Days Japan 2017

March 28/30, 2017 | Tokyo College of Music

March 26 & 31 | Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Kawasaki


  • Dominique Vleeshouwers (The Netherlands, 1st prize, press- and audience award TROMP 2014)
  • Emmanuel Séjourné (France, TROMP jury 2010)

TROMP Repertoire Days Japan 2017 photo album @ Flickr

Repertoire Days São Paulo 2016

September 21 & 22, 2016 | São Paulo | Brazil


  • Dominique Vleeshouwers (The Netherlands, 1st prize, press- and audience award TROMP 2014)
  • Nancy Zeltsman (USA, TROMP jury)
  • Emmanuel Séjourné (France, TROMP jury 2010)

TROMP Repertoire Days São Paulo 2016 photo album @ Facebook

Repertoire Days Japan, China & Russia 2016

March 2/4, 2016 | Kawasaki | Japan


  • Dominique Vleeshouwers (The Netherlands, 1st prize, press- and audience award TROMP 2014)
  • Emmanuel Séjourné (France, TROMP jury 2010)


March 6/8, 2016 | Shanghai | China


  • Dominique Vleeshouwers (The Netherlands, 1st prize, press- and audience award TROMP 2014)
  • Yi-Ping Yang (Taiwan, 1st prize and audience award TROMP 2006)


March 9/11, 2016 | Moscow | Russia


  • Dominique Vleeshouwers (The Netherlands, 1st prize, press- and audience award TROMP 2014)
  • Niels Meliefste (The Netherlands, 2nd prize and audience award TROMP 2000)
  • Momoko Kamiya (Japan, TROMP jury 2014 - 2016)

TROMP Repertoire Days Japan, China & Russia 2016 photo album @ Facebook

TROMP Repertoire Days Boston 2016

January 23 & 24, 2016 | The Boston Conservatory | USA


  • Christian Dierstein (Germany, TROMP jury)
  • Arnold Marinissen (The Nerherlands, TROMP jury)
  • Brandon Ilaw (USA, 2nd prize TROMP 2014)

TROMP Repertoire Days Boston 2016 photo album@ Facebook

Repertoire Days Amsterdam 2015

November 28 & 29, 2015 | Amsterdam Conservatory | The Netherlands


  • Christian Dierstein (Germany, TROMP jury 2014 & 2016)
  • Brandon Ilaw (USA, 2nd prize TROMP 2014)
  • Ramon Lormans (The Netherlands, 3rd prizeTROMP 2006)
  • Dominique Vleeshouwers (The Netherlands, 1st prize, press- and audience award TROMP 2014)

TROMP Repertoire Days Amsterdam 2015 photo album @ Facebook

Repertoire Days Detmold 2015

June 16 & 17, 2015 | Hochschule für Musik Detmold in collaboration with Peter Prommel | Germany


  • Garrett Mendelow (USA, 2nd prize and 'Annelie' youth jury award TROMP 2012)
  • Ramon Lormans (The Netherlands, 3rd prize TROMP 2006)
  • Dominique Vleeshouwers (The Netherlands, 1st prize, press- and audience award TROMP 2014)
  • Yu Ching Wei (Taiwan, Willem Vos award TROMP 2012)

TROMP Days Detmold 2015 photo album @ Facebook

Repertoire Days Japan 2015

March 10/12, 2015 | Senzoku Gakuen College of Music | Kawasaki


  • Alexandre Esperet (France) 
  • Emmanuel Séjourné (France)
  • Peter Prommel (The Netherlands)

TROMP Repertoire Days Japan 2015 photo album @ Facebook

Repertoire Days São Paulo 2014

6 & 7 September 2014


  • Alexandre Esperet (France)
  • Tatiana Koleva (Bulgaria / The Netherlands)
  • Arnold Marinissen (The Netherlands)

TROMP Repertoire Days São Paulo 2014 photo album @ Facebook 

Repertoire Days Moscow 2014

March 21 & 22, 2014 | Tchaikovsky Conservatory | Moscow | Russia


  • Arnold Marinissen (The Netherlands, TROMP jury)
  • Emmanuel Séjourné (France, TROMP jury)

Repertoire Days Japan 2014

March 3/5, 2014 | Senzoku Gakuen College of Music | Kawasaki | Japan


  • Marcel Andriessen (The Netherlands)
  • Alexandre Esperet (France)
  • Emmanuel Séjourné (France) 

Repertoire Days Amsterdam 2013

October 8 / November 1, 2013 | Conservatory of Amsterdam | The Netherlands


  • Nancy Zeltsman (United States of America)
  • Ramon Lormans (The Netherlands)
  • Mark Braafhart (The Netherlands)
  • James Wood (Great Britain)
  • Garrett Mendelow (United States of America)
  • Peter Prommel (The Netherlands)

Concerts: photo album concert @ Facebook | photo album concert @ Flickr
Master classes: photoalbum James Wood masterclass @ Facebook | photoalbum James Wood masterclass @ Flickr | photoalbum masterclasses @ Flickr

Repertoire Days Boston 2012

March 2/5,  2012 | Boston Conservatory of Music | USA


  • Arnold Marinissen (The Netherlands)
  • Emmanuel Sejourné (France)
  • Mike Truesdell (United States of America)

TROMP Repertoire Days Boston 2012 photo album @ Flickr

Repertoire Days Shanghai 2012

March 6/10, 2012 | Shanghai Conservatory | China


  • Arnold Marinissen (The Netherlands)
  • Emmanuel Sejourné (France)
  • Yi-Ping Yang (Taiwan)

Repertoire Days Amsterdam 2012

March 15/18, 2012 | Conservatory of Amsterdam | The Netherlands


  • Peter Prommel (The Netherlands)
  • Benoit Cambreling (France)
  • Andrei Pushkarev (Russia)
  • Claire Edwardes (Australia)

Repertoire Days Eindhoven 2009

October 16/18, 2009 | Muziekgebouw Eindhoven | The Netherlands


  • Arnold Marinissen (The Netherlands)
  • Peter Prommel (The Netherlands)
  • Emmanuel Sejourné (France)
  • Yi-Ping Yang (Taiwan)