"Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy" - Ludwig van Beethoven

Born in the UK, Nicholas Rimmer studied piano at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover with Professor Christopher Oakden, and musicology at Cambridge University. He rounded off his training in chamber music with lessons from Wolfram Rieger and the Alban Berg Quartet.
Rimmer was a winner of the ARD German Music Competition on two occasions: in 2006 in a chamber music duo, and in 2010 as a member of the Leibniz Trio. He won the Parkhouse Award in tandem with Nils Mönkemeyer in 2009.

Rimmer has been invited to perform at the festivals of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Aldeburgh, Schwetzingen, Ludwigsburg, Lucerne, and Lockenhaus. He has made appearances in renowned music venues such as Wigmore Hall, the Gasteig in Munich, the Tonhalle in Zürich, and the Philharmonie in Berlin. He has performed as soloist with the NDR Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburger Symphoniker and the Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie.

His releases include three successful albums with violist Nils Mönkemeyer and two solo CDs; further- more, his complete recording of the violin works of Wolfgang Rihm with violinist Tianwa Yang for Naxos was awarded the Diapason d’Or, the Pizzicato Supersonic Award and the label ‘Outstanding’ in the International Record Review.

Rimmer is a permanent member of ensembles such as the Trio Gaspard, as well as the Belli-Fischer- Rimmer Trio – a unique, experimental combination of trombone, Percussion and piano. Further chamber music partners include Maximilian Hornung, Nils Mönkemeyer, Lena Neudauer, Gabriel Schwabe and Tianwa Yang. Rimmer is also much in demand as a vocal accompanist: he is a co-founder of the innovative ‘Klangwerk Lied’ series of song recitals which take place in Freiburg. He collaborates on a regular basis with some of the most remarkable members of the new generation of young vocalists, including Ronan Collett, Simon Bode, Sylvia Schwartz, Anna Lucia Richter, and Katharina Persicke.

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