Martin Verdonk is a Percussionist born in Curacao who moved to the Netherlands with his parents in 1971.  Studied percussion at the Rotterdam conservatory from 1982-1984. Also studied at the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba in '86 '87 and '88.

Martin Verdonk teaches at the World Music Department of the Rotterdam Conservatory and at the ArtEZ Popacademy in Enschede.

In 1995 he received the award for 'outstanding service to Jazz education' in Los Angeles and a lifetime achievement award from the president of Curacao in 2014!

The readers of the Dutch drum magazine 'Slagwerkkrant' choose Martin many times as best percussionist and the US Magazine 'Drum' awarded Martin as one of the 4 best clinicians worldwide!

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