About us

About us

André Adams, our founder, started repairing brass instruments in 1970. Music was his hobby, and engineering was his passion. After gaining experience as an instrument maker with various well-known firms throughout Europe, his unique background led to the emergence of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of percussion instruments.

For over our fourty years, the family business of Adams has continued to develop all facets of our instruments. Typical for a family business is their character, commitment, passion and informal atmosphere. Our relationship with musicians suits this perfectly and forms a vital part of our business.

Adams Musical Instruments continues to innovate and grow as the result of ongoing partnership with professional and amateur musicians, as well as cooperation with several universities. This coordination results in instruments that have been scientifically designed and musician tested. We call this the sound of quality. The commitment to excellence ensures that every instrument is able to support the demands of every player and composer in all areas of music making, creating a superior musical experience.

The fact that Adams enjoys a huge reputation worldwide cannot alone be attributed to hard work, and constant innovation. You, the client and player, have been part in this process too. After all, it is the individual wish of the customer that provides us with the inspiration to perfect our range of instruments and to continue to break new ground.

We sincerely hope to share our passion with you: Experience the Sound of Quality.

Frans Swinkels
Managing Director
André Adams,
Founder

Events


  • Tomarimbando 17 - 23 July 2017 International Percussion Festival & Competition

  • Adams International Percussion... 9 - 15 September 2017 From September 9th till September 15th, Adams organizes the third edition of the Adams International Percussion Festival.

  • Martin Grubinger - The Century... 9 September 2017 - 20:30 - 22:00 On Saturday September 9th, Martin Grubinger and his Percussive Planet Ensemble will play the Dutch premiere of their ama...


Artists


  • Wave Marimba Quartet In 2008 Bogdan Bacanu - high in demand internationally as a marimba soloist and at the time the youngest professor of ma...

  • Stefan Weinzierl The multi-percussionist Stefan Weinzierl (*1985) is constantly searching for fascinating challenges beyond any genre-bou...

  • Robert C. Kelly Mr. Kelly, a New York native, has received his formal training with Ronald Gould, the Principal Percussionist of the New...