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.


  • 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.

  • 2023 UNESCO Project Rembrandt Trio in Mosul, Iraq

    International Heritage Music festival, one week residency

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

    2023 commisioned by Calefax Reed Quintet

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

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


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


15 December 2023



Otto Reuchlinweg 996 3072 MD


Jasper Staps / Rembrandt Quartet

16 December 2023



Pastoor De Katerstraat 5-7 5111 CM


Jasper Staps & Rembrandt Quartet

14 January 2024

Sunday, 11:53

De Machinist, Rotterdam

Jasper Staps & Rembrandt DUO

16 January 2024

Tuesday, 10:00


Dominic Seldis' favorites

18 January 2024

Thursday, 10:00


Dominic Seldis' favorites


Rembrandt Trio debut in Saudi-Arabia

14 November 2023

This year, 2023, being quite an intensive itinerary, having played Greece, Turkey, Finland, Iraq, Spain and Belgium, we are quite excited to be invited to Saudi-Arabia for the first time. The Trio will play concerts in Riyadh and Jeddah and also giving a workshop at the Saudi Music Hub. Thanks very much to EU and Dutch embassy and our dear friend Neil van der Linden for asking us!

Composing a concerto for Ensemble Black Pencil and symphony orchestra

14 November 2023

Nieuw concerto voor Ensemble Black Pencil en Symfonie Orkest door Rembrandt Frerichs! In Premiere in februari 2024, grote zaal Kunstlinie, Gemeente Almere.