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REMBRANDT FRERICHS is a Dutch pianist and composer. As a student, he received a scholarship from the Excelling Young Musicians Fund, to study at the New York Conservatory. He graduated with honors from the jazz department of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. | INFLUENCES He debuted at the North Sea Jazz Festival aged 22, and worked with saxophonist Michael Brecker, who said about him, “This guy sounds great!” Rembrandt plays in various of his own ensembles, such as the Rembrandt Frerichs Trio and Levantasy. His sound is characterized by influences of Arabic music and baroque music, which stand next to the American jazz tradition. His special style and use of instruments has not remained unnoticed: in 2016 the Foundation of the Performing Arts had a fortepiano made specially for Frerichs, which he currently uses for various projects. MUSICIAN, TEACHER & ARTISTIC LEADER Frerichs teaches jazz piano as a main subject at the Tilburg Conservatory, and works as a guest lecturer at the conservatories of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht. He is also artistic leader of several cultural fora, such as the Rabo Jazz Festival (Oud-Beijerland), the Waterfront Jazz Club (Almere) and the Regentenkamer (The Hague). | RECOMMENDATIONS His debut CD Self Portrait (2007) was nominated for an Edison Award and was ‘Album of the Week’ on London Jazz Radio. In 2010, Rembrandt Frerichs played in the legendary jazz club Birdland in New York, together with, amongst others, trumpet player Michael Varekamp. That same year, the NRC Handelsblad wrote about him: “Rembrandt makes the story of jazz a richer one”.

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Warm to the Touch
Vinsent Planjer
It’s Still Autumn
Kayhan Kalhor / Rembrandt Frerichs / Tony Overwater / Vinsent Planjer
The Contemporary Fortepiano
Rembrandt Frerichs Trio
A Long Story Short
Rembrandt Frerichs Trio
Continental
Rembrandt Frerichs
Levantasy (East-West Intercultural Adventures in Music)
Kepera Trio & Yoram Lachish

Videos

Rembrandt Frerichs Trio live at Porgy & Bess, Terneuzen
Eric Vloeimans, Simin Tander and Rembrandt Frerichs - Bradshaw
Vrije Geluiden interview Rembrandt Frerichs
Rembrandt Frerichs and Kepera Trio & Yoram Lachish - Vinsent Planjer/ Apadana
Preview: Continental
LEVANTASY showreel / Kepera trio & Yoram Lachish
Impressions Michael Brecker and Rembrandt Frerichs (Piano)trio
New York with Michael Varekamp, Rembrandt Frerichs, Joris Teepe and Daryll Green
Rembrandt Frerichs - Carrousel