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We are very exited to welcome you to the first edition of Bodø BEAT International Percussion Festival, taking place in Bodø, Norway on May 20th–21st 2022, at Stormen Concerthall.

Bodø BEAT International Percussion Festival is an event created by and for percussionists to share and develop their skills, in front of an audience. With a team of international artists, this will be a weekend full of concerts, workshops, lectures, discussions and masterclasses. We encourage everyone to participate actively, so feel free to bring your orchestral excerpts for timpani and percussion, solo repertoire, general questions and discussion topics with you. 

In this year’s program, we will have a main focus on timpani and traditional-rudimental drumming.

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Masterclasses and concerts in

Stormen Concerthall with:

Nick Woud (NL), solo timpanist

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Jason Ginter (US), JG percussion

Alex Wäber (CH), solo timpanist Kammerorchester Basel

Claire Litzler (CH), soloist

Percussionists from Hærens Musikkorps 

Kjell Tore Innervik, associate professor Norwegian Academy of Music

Kristoffer Almås, PERCelleh

percussion duo


Alberto Rodriguez (ES) solo percussionist Arctic Philharmonic


Jędrzej Korzeniowski (PL) African percussion

Sebastiaan Molenaar, solo timpanist

Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra



Friday, May 20th


19:00 Opening concert in Stormen Concerthall, in collaboration with the Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets here (Free admission for all percussionists)

Saturday, May 21st

10:00–11:30 How to make your own timpani mallets, Jason Ginter

12:00–13:30  An introduction to military drumming, Norwegian traditional drumming and Basler drumming by Eivind Siljeholm and Hærens Musikkorps, Kjell Tore Innervik and the Basel Conservatory


14:30–17:00 Development of timpani throughout the history, by Nick Woud

19:00  Closing concert in Stormen Concerthall

Both evenings, drinks at Paapir Bibliotekbar. Discounts on food/beverages for all participants and audience.

The events on May 21st are free of charge. If you would like to be an active participant, please fill out the Registration Form before May 15th and we will get back to you regarding your participation. 


With generous support of:

Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Hærens Musikkorps

Adams Musical Instruments 
Hochschule für Musik Basel 

Talentutviklingsprogrammet NMH

Stormen Konserthus

JG Percussion

ProPerc Bergen
Paapir Bibliotekbar

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