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:

In the Parool Top 5 best albums of 2021 .

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.



Piano concerto album recorded

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

TV recordings Rembrandt Trio

21 November 2021

Vanuit Het Concertgemaal in Amsterdam speelt het grensverleggende REMBRANDT FRERICHS TRIO. Op NPO 2 extra om 10.30 uur. Met Rembrandt Frerichs, piano, Tony Overwater, bas en Vinsent Planjer, drums.
Het Rembrandt Frerichs Trio bestaat al 15 jaar en ze hebben maar een oogwenk nodig tijdens het improviseren om alle kanten op te gaan.
Het trio is een echt werkende band: ze repeteren wekelijks en touren over de hele wereld. Ze staan ​​internationaal bekend om hun nieuwsgierige blik en innovatieve samenwerkingen. Door de pers als grensverleggend geprezen, het album ‘It’s Still Autumn’ met Kayhan Kalhor uit Iran, waarmee ze het North Sea Jazz festival ’19 openden. Vooral buiten Nederland te horen, was een recent hoogtepunt voor het trio het double bill concert met Chick Corea in de legendarische jazzclub Ronnie Scott’s in Londen.
Tijdens de Corona-periode schreef Frerichs een celloconcert en een pianoconcert en stukken voor zijn trio.
Bach en Messiaen behoren tot zijn inspiratiebronnen als componist, maar ook de cultuur van het Midden-Oosten. Tijdens de coronapandemie schreven veel Nederlandse componisten nieuwe composities, maar die konden door alle beperkingen niet worden uitgevoerd.
In samenwerking met Dutch Composers Now hebben we een aantal componisten en musici uitgenodigd om hun nieuwe stukken te spelen tijdens onze sessies.

New trio album out!

17 November 2021

We proudly present to you our newest recording with Rembrandt Trio : ‘A Wind Invisible Sweeps Us Through The World’. Recorded during two snowy days last February, we set up in Amsterdam’s Orgelpark – having its characteristic acoustics add to the atmosphere, as well as creating a musical ‘candyshop’ for Rembrandt, himself a descendant of two generations of organists. Here’s a glimpse into the process of recording, and the stories behind it.
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Playing Shostakovich at Gergiev Festival

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. and

Documentary made by NTR about Rembrandt

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!

Premiere of Piano concerto #1 at Oranjewoud

14 August 2021

Today is the big day: premiere of my 1st pianoconcerto, with the Alma Quartet, Dominic Seldis, Vinsent Planjer (5 great musicians from the Royal Concertgebouw orchestra) , drums and myself as composer – soloist. Thanks Oranjewoud Festival for making this possible!

Composition assignment for Dutch Classical Radio 4

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.

Een van de "gezichten van" Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ.

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’:—world-21-22?fbclid=IwAR0UbYtQW9aVoH7SaO-DJhd_a2wqbkd6QtEX005Wnr7pV8V9NzVBOXiz-gY

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.

Composing for the Storioni Trio and their Festival

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.