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
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!
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.