Adams Percussion

King William 1 Award

In 2010 Adams Musical Instruments won the King William 1 award. This most important Dutch business Award  was received by Adams president Frans Swinkels at the hands of the Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and was awarded with a big standing ovation of the attendees in the Royal Theatre in The Hague.

Adams Musical Instruments, the winner in the category ‘SME’, was praised for its unique way of working. A completely in-house research, development and production of musical instruments in very close cooperation with top musicians all over the world. The company exports 98% of their production from their 40.000 square meter factory in The Netherlands. 

The exclusive celebration was presented by the Dutch TV celebrity Ivo Niehe. Among the more than 300 attendees were many dignitaries: Mr. Wellink (CEO of the Dutch Bank), the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, commissioners of the Queen, and several mayors. Also the top of the Dutch business scene was well represented including many former winners.




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Artists


  • Carlos Vera Larrucea Solo jazz vibes Assistant Timpani / 1. Percussionist Santiago's Opera House and Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Ivan Mancinelli Ivan Mancinelli can boast an intense concert activity in both chamber ensembles and orchestras, as well as like a solois...

  • Vladimir Petrov Vladimir Petrov is percussionist in the famous Bruckner Orchestra in Linz / Austria. He was born in Pleven / Bulgaria in...