09 January 2024
On the initiative of several Dutch venues, a tour is planned for March 2024 featuring four exceptional individuals for a concentrated series of performances:
Renowned American saxophonist Chris Cheek, like no other, has the ability to make his saxophone sound like a human voice. Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bill Frisell, and Charlie Haden had previously invited him to participate in their projects.
The group exclusively performs their original repertoire. In many of his groups, Rembrandt incorporated not only the piano but also older instruments such as the Fortepiano. However, for this group, he takes a different direction with the Fender Rhodes and Moog. With a rhythm section that combines deep grooves and playfulness, this tour will undoubtedly offer both the musicians and the audience an adventurous leap into a sonic experience full of musical discoveries and emotional depth.
09 January 2024
Dutch national newspaper de Volkskrant was curious about the project that the Rembrandt Trio was invited to participate. We are delighted that with this publication even more people can read about our experiences in Northern Iraq, bringing back music and cultural collaborations to one of the former capitals of the Islamic States Caliphate. Rehearsing right next to the mosque where Abu Bakr al Baghdadi proclaimed the IS, was quite a hopeful experience: in the end humanity wins.
03 January 2024
In Holland, 2024 starts upbeat when you’re selected twice on a list of Jazz journalist Cyriel Pluimakers stating the 10 best Jazz albums of 2023. Thanks Cyriel!
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!
13 November 2023
12 November 2023
11 November 2023
07 November 2023
14 September 2023
Daily newspaper Trouw has a summer series on the creative brain. Sandra Kooke asked me about how the creative process works for me. We discussed the composition process of the Triple Concerto I have just finished, commissioned by the Stift International Music Festival.
What a fun series! Later this month, cabaret artist Dolf Janssen. Tnx Trouw for this invitation.
14 September 2023
28 August 2023
14 July 2023
Residentie Orkest: This weekend we played the premiere of Rembrandt’s 3rd Pianoconcerto, commisioned by the Residentie Orkest. On this evening,concertmaster Wouter Vossen met the extraordinary jazz pianist and composer Rembrandt Frerichs. Among other things, they performed the world premiere of Frerichs 𝘋𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵. Focusing on and releasing new compositions is an ongoing process. We are grateful that Fund RO patrons contributed financially to the composition of Rembrandt Frerichs’ new piano concerto.
Watch a video of the run through here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X20dnBZzrik
14 June 2023
14 May 2023
14 April 2023
For our German friends: the Rembrandt Trio plays at the Philharmonie Köln on 22nd April, hope to see you all there. We are bringing our historical instruments to the stage, so expect some new sound discoveries with the Fortepiano model that Mozart had in his house, a 1560 violone copy and some exquisite percussion assembly.
14 February 2023
Article in het Parool about the pianoconcertos 1&2, coming Sunday to be heard live at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven at 12.00. Hope to see you there!
14 January 2023
I’m happy to be premiering a composition assignment this January: together with Calefax Reed Quintet we (re)discover many pieces from 17th c. composers like Kapsberger, Frescobaldi, Bruhns and Louis Couperin. Come and see ‘The performing composer, the composing performer’ in Utrecht, Amsterdam and Soest!
My piece is called Traktatus MMXXII and is about 30 minutes of bringing early music together with this great group, watch a video of the project here:
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”
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
26 December 2021
We’re happy to be at the editors pick of Dutch newspaper Parool as one of the best albums of 2021.
This album, recorded with legend of Persian music -Hossein Alizadeh, was a new step in our artistic development, so we’re quite excited that Dutch critic Erik Voermans enjoys it so much.
26 December 2021
Together with musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw orchestra (The Alma Quartet & Dominic Seldis) we have recorded my first and second piano concerto’s at the Bethlehem church Amsterdam. The album is recorded by Brendon Heinst for the TRPTK label. Release concert on 24th April 2022 at Tivoli Vredenburg
21 November 2021
17 November 2021
17 September 2021
Playing Sjostakovich at the Gergiev festival in de Doelen Rotterdam , learning lots of his notes, performing it with colleague pianist Mengjie Han and actress Loes Wouterson. Two reviews from NRC handelsblad and Trouw. https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2021/09/19/gergjevs-rusland-is-ronkend-en-overdonderend-a4058821 and https://www.trouw.nl/cultuur-media/jubileumeditie-gergiev-festival-pakt-uit-met-twee-wereldpremieres~b08e5287/
26 August 2021
TV recordings finished. Have been working intensively two days for a documentary where the makers of Podium Witteman follow me giving a masterclass working on a new composition i wrote for the occasion. Proud of the new generation classical musicians that participated and thankful to the colleagues I was able to invite as guest masters. To be seen somewhere this fall. Tnx NTR for inviting me!
14 August 2021
04 August 2021
2021 is a national “Sweelinck” year, celebrating the works of the great composer. I’m glad to be selected as one of the composers to create new works, inspired by Sweelinck. With corona measures dictating that a maximum of 4 musicians could come to the studio, l’ve decided to write something new for a string trio plus myself on pian0. Enjoy the video here below, where we play my “Sweelinck Variations” with Eva Stegeman, Judith Wijzenbeek and Charles Watt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxy_8eo5P1A
01 August 2021
Het Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ vroeg me voor een aparte opdracht; het gezicht te zijn van deel van de programmering. In deze video ‘Muziek van alle tijden’ licht ik toe hoezeer muziek van onze tijd voortkomt uit eerdere en andere muzikale tradities. En tipt concerten in komend seizoen. ‘In het Muziekgebouw komen hier en nu, daar en vroeger samen’: https://www.muziekgebouw.nl/pQdJvFd/oude-muziek—world-21-22?fbclid=IwAR0UbYtQW9aVoH7SaO-DJhd_a2wqbkd6QtEX005Wnr7pV8V9NzVBOXiz-gY
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!
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.
04 March 2018
It will be my greatest pleasure to provide the classical Storioni trio with one of my compositions. At the Storioni Festival, they’ll play my piece Carrousel. l myself perform together with master of Persian music, Kayhan Kalhor. The concert will be broadcast live by Dutch national Radio 4. Have a look at a rehearsal session with the trio.