Rembrandt Frerichs Trio
Meet Rembrandt: an artistic energy source without an off-switch.
Specific interests fuel 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.
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.
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 Fund
2003, New York, USA
Working with saxophonist Michael Brecker
Nominated for Edison Award
2006. Debut album ‘Self Portrait’
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
Playing double bill concert with Chick Corea
2018, at Ronnie Scott’s, London (UK)
Debut at Royal Festival Hall, London
2019, London UK
Cello double concerto for Kian Soltani (cello), Kayhan Kalhor & Amsterdam Sinfonietta
2020. Commissioned by Cello Biënnale Amsterdam
Premiere Piano Concerto Nr. 1
2021. Commisioned by musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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’.
Rembrandt Frerichs – ‘Opening’
Hossein Alizadeh, Cello Octet Amsterdam & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio. Live at contemporary music festival November Music 2017, the Netherlands.
Rembrandt Frerichs – ‘Offering’
Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh & Rembrandt Frerichs Trio. Live at Dutch classical television programme Podium Witteman, 2018.
Fresu & Frerichs perform ‘I fall in love too easily’
Paolo Fresu, trumpet & Rembrandt Frerichs, piano. ‘I fall in love too easily’ composed by Jule Styne with lyrics by Sammy Cahn. Live at the BIMhuis, Amsterdam in 2015
Live at Jazz International Rotterdam 2017
Verneri Pohjola – trumpet, Sylvain Rifflet – saxophone, The Rembrandt Frerichs Trio. For the concert series of ‘Music made in Europe’, live at LantarenVenster Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
17 January 2021
de nieuwe Regentes
2562 GR Den Haag
Rembrandt Frerichs Trio
21 January 2021
24 January 2021
Verwerijstraat 14 4331 TC Middelburg
03 February 2021
Kayhan Kalhor & Rembrandt Trio
14 February 2021
Woudenbergseweg 70 3711 AB Austerlitz
Atzko Kohashi & Tony Overwater
Full concert streamed by BIMhuis TV
22 August 2020
Two sessions of our adventurous five-piece concert, traversing a world of styles and sounds will be streamed live. The line-up: Rembrandt Frerichs on piano, Tony Overwater on double bass, Vinsent Planjer on drums, Efraïm Trujillo on tenor saxophone and Teus Nobel on trumpet. You can still enjoy the concert online!
New album out
20 August 2018
After four years of experimenting, conversations with instrument builders and the researching of repertoire, we proudly present to you our new album: The Contemporary Fortepiano.
On this album we play new music on historical instruments. With our line-up of fortepiano, violone and Whisper Kit we have created a totally new sound over the past few years. It reflects perfectly our love for jazz, European Early music and art music from the Middle East.
This music is all about intimacy of sound. In our quest for a light and transparent sound, I play a fortepiano, a copy of the instrument Mozart had in his home. The Netherlands National Musical Instrument Fund (NMF) had this instrument built specially for me by the famous Belgian piano craftsman Chris Maene. Discover the album here.