Wolfert Brederode

Pianist Wolfert Brederode (1974) has worked as a musician and composer since 1996 and he has developed into one of the most prominent and authentic musicians of the younger Dutch generation. A refined and focused touch, concern for natural flow, openness to all kinds of music, and his relentless search for new horizons are characteristic features of his music.

He debuted with ensembles such as the Wolfert Brederode Trio & Quintet, Nimbus, the Susanne Abbuehl Group and later on with a.o. Wolfert Brederode Quartet, Duo Lijbaart/Brederode, ‘April’ and the Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet. With these groups he has recorded, toured, performed at festivals and made broadcasting recordings in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, UK, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Poland, Lithuania, Scandinavia, Finland, Canada, South Africa, Mozambique, Panama, Brasil, Argentina, Indonesia Israel, Japan and South Korea.

Wolfert has worked with artists such as David Liebman, Jeanne Lee, Arve Henriksen, Mark Feldman, Ernst Reijseger, Ack van Rooyen, John Ruocco, Rachel Gould, Ronan Guilfoyle, Tony Lakatos, Harry Sokal, Trygve Seim, Michel Portal, Per Oddvar Johansen, Olavi Louhivuori, Theo Loevendie, Lucas Niggli, Tore Brunborg, Jojo Mayer, Gerald Veasley, Wolfgang Puschnig, Eric Vloeimans, Cristina Branco and Amsterdam Sinfonietta.

Ensembles of current interest are the Wolfert Brederode International Quartet, Batik, Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet and the new ensemble of Susanne Abbuehl with ao trumpet player Matthieu Michel.

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