TROMP Opening Night
fri 9 nov20:15main hall
One night that challenges the cross-over between classical music and urban street culture. In the Opening Night of the international TROMP percussion competition and festival in Eindhoven, Dutch percussion virtuoso Dominique Vleeshouwers and leading Austrian percussion soloist Martin Grubinger team up with Eindhoven’s renowned breakdance crew The Ruggeds and the winner of the European Championship for wind orchestras St. Michaël van Thorn. Together they create a performance where breakdance turns into ballet, a traditional Dutch wind band is transformed into a hip-hop orchestra and intimate classical percussion gradually evolves into energetic beats that fill the main hall of Muziekgebouw Eindhoven.
Martin Grubinger is a true phenomenon. He turns his hand just as easily to a Gregorian repertoire as a grand show in the Eurovision Song Contest or a marathon concert in which he spends over four hours moving between 200 instruments. He is one of the prominent guests of this edition of TROMP, both in the professional jury of the competition and in the festival when he shares the stage with Dominique Vleeshouwers, a rising star from The Netherlands: as a winner of the jury-, audience and press prize of the TROMP competition in 2014, Dominique's international career has taken off.
The programme ranges from compositions by Steve Reich, JacobTV and Chopin to drum improvisations, marches and a dance battle.
Free ticket for the TROMP 2018 Finale
When you buy a ticket for one or more concerts during TROMP before the 1st of October, we are pleased to welcome you at the Finale Sunday the 18th of November. Add this concert to your order for a free ticket.
TROMP Percussion Eindhoven: discover top percussionists from all over the world!
November 8 to 18, the most talented percussionists from around the world travel to Muziekgebouw Eindhoven to participate in the TROMP International Percussion Competition, the only biennial competition for solo percussion in the world. The festival happens simultaneously to the competition and offers young talent the chance to meet with and perform alongside internationally known percussionists. Offering various manifestations of percussion, leading artists perform in unique line-ups and crossovers, from classical to dance and pop music. www.tromppercussion.com
To keep waiting times down to an absolute minimum, this concert makes use of a cash-free interval. Interval drinks are included in your tickets: the perfect solution to enjoy your company and your drink as long as possible!