Joó Szabolcs

Szabolcs Joó is principal timpanist with the Hungarian National Philharmonic and percussion teacher at Liszt Academy.

Won prizes in numerous percussion competitions in Czech Republic, Belgium and Hungary.He is an active chamber musician, played in the previous years with Renaud Capucon, Clemens Hagen, Kirill Gernstein, Vikingur Olafsson, Sergei Nakariakov, Zoltán Kocsis, Dezső Ránki, Péter Eötvös and Amadinda. As soloist shared the stage orchestras like Hungarian NationalPhil, Pannon Philharmonic, Miskolc Symphony, Huntsville Symphony.  Szabolcs Joó had masterclasses in Sweden, Slovenia, China and Italy.

Regurarly plays with Haydn Philharmonie, Austria.


Gabriel Michaud

The 19-year old Gabriel Michaud from France won the First Prize of the TROMP International Percussion Competition 2022 in Eindhoven.

He also won the Audience Award and Jan Pustjens Press Prize, awarded by the press jury. Before winning TROMP, Gabriel Michaud won 3rd Prize at the International Marimba Festival Competition in 2021 and received the Puplinge Classic Festival scholarship of the Marescotti Foundation in Geneva. He went on to win 1st Prize at the International Marimba Competition in Pollença and recently won 2nd Prize at the Swiss Percussion Competition for performers who are still studying.

He has since been a regular replacement at the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

He competed in the ICPL Luxembourg Competition with Trio Fragments and took part in the Marimba Competition in Stuttgart.


Peter Prommel

Born in 1959 in Willemstad, Curaçao, Mr. Prommel began drumming at age eight. He studied in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Oberlin (USA). He studied marimba with Leigh Howard Stevens and Keiko Abe. 

After serving as principal timpani and percussionist at the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra, he joined the Radio Chamber Orchestra and the Radio Chamber Philharmonic as Timpanist/Percussionist. While performing as a soloist he was also a member of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Nieuwe Slagwerkgroep Amsterdam. In addition, Mr. Prommel was teaching at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam since 1985 and since 1998 holds a Professor at the Hochschule für Music Detmold, Germany. 

Since 1999 Peter Prommel teaches marimba, percussion, timpani and ensemble at the 'Hochschule für Musik' in Detmold (Germany) and teaches marimba at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He plays 'fun-programs' with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble all over the world.  

Peter was a member of the jury in the Leigh Howard Stevens Marimba Competition in 1999 and in 2002 he served as a jury member at the Percussion-Trio edition of the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg.


Dominique Vleeshouwers

The first percussionist winning the prestigious Dutch Music Prize, and winner of the first prize, the press prize and the audience award of the TROMP international percussion competition 2014.  

Dominique graduated cum laude in 2013 from the Conservatory of Amsterdam with a project titled ‘Child Soldier’ and was awarded the AHK art prize for the most outstanding exam of all the art schools in Amsterdam.  

Dominique Vleeshouwers is a Dutch solo percussionist known for his virtuosic percussion skills and out-of-the-box projects. As a soloist he has performed with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tokyo Sinfonietta, Asko|Schönberg ensemble, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the South Netherlands Philharmonic, the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic Orchestra, and Ural Philharmonic Orchestra among others.    

Highlights of his projects as a maker are Marching & Breakin’ a grand concert created for the TROMP 2018 opening night for five percussion soloists, a breakdance crew and a big wind orchestra; Visiting Beethoven for the Tracks series in The Concertgebouw, an innovative concert about Beethoven’s life.  Also, Six Japanese Gardens with music by Kaija Saariaho and paintings by Marcel van Hoef, and Blurred Lines with dancer Redo.   

Passionate about working and inspiring young percussionists, Dominique was a guest professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold and coached in the team of Percussion Friends at the Sweelinck Academy from the Conservatory of Amsterdam.  

He is also the author of two marimba method books titled Time for 4 which will be published later this year. He was invited to give masterclasses internationally in the conservatories of Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Moscow, Tokyo amongst others.