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Chamber Music Academy 2017

The Percussion Friends Chamber Music Academy (PFCMA17) will take place from August 19th-26th at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and will be a special 12,5th anniversary edition. Applying for our PFCMA17 will be possible from 01.04.2017 on this website.

Read more about our upcoming PFCMA17 on the Academie page. 

Percussion Friends Foundation

The Percussion Friends Foundation's mission is to identify, guide, develop and promote (young) talented percussionists. The foundation aims to provide a rightful place for percussion in the (art-)society and to develop the general level of percussionists in the Netherlands and abroad. First of all by providing an exclusive education and support young percussionists to create a good foundation for any further professional education in music. In addition, it guides percussionists towards a professional music career and performs a support function for young percussion talents.

Percussion Friends has several locations in the Netherlands (eg. Ittervoort and Amsterdam). The Young Top Talent class at the Sweelinck Academy provides young musicians with weekly lessons and masterclasses at the highest level and moreover is a meeting place. 

Each year the Percussion Friends Chamber Music Academy (PFCMA) takes place at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. This academy is prominent in the field of Percussion. Chamber music and collaborations between young percussion talents are the center focus, in addition to individual classes and coaching in career planning and creative entrepreneurship. Meanwhile the PFCMA has become one of the biggest acknowledged academies in the world, with participants from more than twentyfive countries worldwide. 

Percussion friends aims to influence the further development of percussion through their regular classes and their festival that will contact both young percussionists as concertgoers with percussion in all styles of music; modern percussion, contemporary music, minimal music, world music, jazz, etc. 


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Percussion Friends
Ramon Lormans
Vincent Houdijk
Studio and private lessons

Percussion Friends 4-All class
Location Adams:
Adams Musical Instruments
Aziestraat 17-19
6014 DA Ittervoort

Sweelinck Academy
Location CvA:
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 151
1011 DL Amsterdam

Related links

Ramon Lormans
Vincent Houdijk
Dominique Vleeshouwers
Maikel Claessens

TROMP Percussion Eindhoven

Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Codarts Rotterdam

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