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

    2021. Commisioned by musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

  • 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

    2023 Commisioned by the Residentie Orkest.

  • Premiere Traktatus MMXX, a new work inspired by 17th century music

    2023 commisioned by Calefax Reed Quintet

Videos

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

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

Jazzahead Official Showcase

Jazzahead Official Showcase

Concerts

08 October 2022

Saturday, 11:00 - 13:00

Bachdag Amersfoort. Theater de Observant

Rembrandt Trio

09 October 2022

Sunday

Bij Beijers Binnen festival.

Oud-Beijerland

Rembrandt & Efraim Trujillo

11 October 2022

Tuesday

Aegtenkapel Amersfoort

Mondriaan Buiten de lijnen. Julika Marijn (actress) & Rembrandt

12 October 2022

Wednesday

Aegtenkapel Amersfoort

Mondriaan Buiten de lijnen. Julika Marijn (actress) & Rembrandt

13 October 2022

Thursday

Aegtenkapel Amersfoort

Mondriaan Buiten de lijnen. Julika Marijn (actress) & Rembrandt

News

Parool review

04 January 2022

2022 starts in a good mood with this new review in Dutch national newspaper Het Parool. Thanks Erik Voermans for listening in detail!
– “Rembrandt Trio strings together one pearl after another”
– “sounds the unity of a trio that sense each other down to the smallest details.
– “The musical inspirations are without exception beautiful, atmospheric, melancholic, but never sad: always comforting and subservient to what the musical space demands”

Gaudeamus project, Rembrandt composer

26 December 2021

Gaudeamus asked me for a new (fair practice) project for classical musicians. Dutch classical radio NPO Radio 4 engaged as well. Read more and call for signup this link: https://gaudeamus.nl/nieuws/rembrandt-frerichs-zoekt-klassieke-musici/?fbclid=IwAR12aihLtRTzGCxc4a185_Icosa-5kVp0nWvEB5F7_iaofL2u_EvqFt3jvE