Meet Rembrandt: an artistic energy source without an off-switch.

Curiosity fuels his musical sense of freedom, leading to unusual sound worlds and alternative ways of music-making.

Pianist – composer

Rembrandt’s natural playing ground is all about creating on the spot. Both as a composer and a pianist, he takes a liberal approach to Jazz and classical music by introducing foreign influences.

For collaborations with superstars of Middle Eastern music, Rembrandt has completely reinvented his own sound world.

Western classical musicians and ensembles in search for progression embrace his new compositions, as well as the challenge of improvising.

Artistic initiator

As artistic initiator and curator for festivals, Rembrandt’s freethinking approach and a nose for potential makes for previously unknown connections and collaborations.

Constantly pushing himself and fellow musicians to new strengths in their process, these ingredients in the end serve a most creative dish – or indeed an entire banquet.

Timeline

  • Researching musical traditions and sound worlds

    1995–1997, Cairo, Egypt

  • Debut at North Sea Jazz Festival

    2001, The Hague

  • European Jazz Youth Orchestra & Hermeto Pascoal

    2002. Touring Brazil and Europe

  • Scholarship Excelling Young Musicians

    2003, New York, USA

  • Working with saxophonist Michael Brecker

    2003, Netherlands

  • Presents new album in jazzclub Birdland

    2013, New York, USA

  • Fortepiano built for Rembrandt by Chris Maene

    2014. Courtesy of Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation

  • Opening act Taichung Jazz Festival, Taiwan for an audience of 50,000

    2017, Taiwan

  • Playing double bill concert with Chick Corea

    2018, at Ronnie Scott’s, London (UK)

  • Debut at Royal Festival Hall, London

    2019, London UK

  • Cello concerto for Kian Soltani (cello) & Amsterdam Sinfonietta

    2020. Commissioned by Cello Biënnale Amsterdam

  • Premiere Piano Concerto Nr. 1 & 2. Commisioned by musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

    2021. Composed and Performed by Rembrandt

  • Start of ensemble "De Staalmeesters"

    2022. New work commissioned and project organized by Gaudeamus

  • Edison awards public prize nomination

    for album "A wind invisible sweeps us through the world"

  • Premiere Piano Concerto Nr. 3 Commisioned by the Residentie Orkest.

    2023 Composed and performed by Rembrandt & Residentie Orkest

  • 2023 UNESCO Project Rembrandt Trio in Mosul, Iraq

    International Heritage Music festival, one week residency

  • Premiere "Traktatus MMXXII". Commisioned by Calefax Reed Quintet.

    2023. A new work inspired by 17th century music

  • Triple Concerto: "The Ashes glow, the sleeping fire rises"

    2023. commissioned by Daniel Rowland / Stift Festival. for Daniel Rowland, Maja Bogdanovic & Rembrandt + Festival orchestra

  • Violin & Cello Double Concerto Premiere. commissioned by Cello Biennale

    2026. Composed for Daniel Rowland (violin) & Maja Bogdanovic (cello) + PHION Orchestra

  • (Forte)Pianoconcerto Nr.4 premiere. commissioned by Orchestra of the 18th century.

    2026. Composed and performed by Rembrandt

Videos

Pianoconcertos 1 & 2

Premiere of Pianoconcertos 1&2, composed for musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s series “de IJsalon”

Recorded live on May 21 2021 At Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.
Visuals by GryckoVisuals | Audio recorded by Arjen van Asselt.
Comissioned and organised by Music Stages Foundation / Michael Gieler
Musicians: Alma Quartet: Marc Daniel van Biemen -1st violin | Benjamin Peled -2nd violin
Judith Wijzenbeek -viola | Clement Peigne -cello | Andrea Caruso -acoustic bass | Vinsent Planjer -drums | Rembrandt Frerichs -composer & piano soloist.

Rembrandt Frerichs – ‘Spring Bells’

The Rembrandt Frerichs Trio live at the BIMhuis Amsterdam, 2015. The original composition is also featured on the trio’s album ‘A Long Story Short’.

Promotional video. Pianoconcerto Rembrandt Frerichs, Alma Quartet, Dominic Seldis, Vinsent Planjer

Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Trio

Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Trio

Jazzahead Official Showcase

Jazzahead Official Showcase

Concerts

31 May 2024

Friday, 15:31

NTR "Podium" Radio, Hilversum

Staps-Rembrandt Quartet LIVE RADIO BROADCAST

01 June 2024

Saturday

Noordeinde Nocturne, Den Haag

Staalmeesters Trio: Maripepa Contreras (oboe/duduk) / Rembrandt / Vinsent

02 June 2024

Sunday

Amare Den Haag

Staps / Rembrandt Quartet. "The First at Last"

09 June 2024

Sunday, 15:00 - 18:00

Splendor Amsterdam

Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116 1011 LX Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Warm to the Touch releaseparty

15 June 2024

Saturday

Tivoli/Vredenburg

Vredenburgkade 11

Utrecht, Nederland

Rembrandt & New European Ensemble, Dag van de Componist

News

Radio programma "Jazzkotabel" weer terug

14 May 2024

Het populaire radioprogramma Jazzkotabel komt weer terug! Vandaag in Tivoli Vredenburg samen met medepresentator en -samensteller Hans Mantel de eerste opnamen gemaakt. Gasten in het panel waren saxofoniste Kika Sprangers en trompetlegende Jarmo Hoogendijk.
Binnenkort gaan we van start met elke week een nieuwe aflevering en steeds weer andere jazzmusici in het panel.
Eerst te horen op worldofjazz.nl daarna op alle andere podcastplatforms.

Volkskrant review

26 April 2024

My buddy Vinsent’s latest release, featuring many of our musical friends, like violin royalty Liza Ferschtman violinist , harpist extraordinaire Remy van Kesteren, sax whizz Ties Mellema, dear bass buddy Dominic Seldis, cellist with a mission Benjamin Glorieux, my dear piano colleague Celia García-García, Hermine Deurloo our dear harmonica friend and of course trio member Tony Overwater and myself. Please do check it out on your platform over here:
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