biography

Wolfert Brederode - pianist/composer

Pianist Wolfert Brederode (1974) has worked as a musician and composer since 1996 and he has developed into one of the most 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 Quintet, Nimbus, the Susanne Abbuehl Group and later on also with a.o. the Wolfert Brederode Quartet, Duo Lijbaart/Brederode, Batik and the Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet. With these groups he has recorded, toured, performed at festivals and broadcasts throughout Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia, South- and Middle America, the Middle East and Africa.

In 2014 Wolfert initiated a new trio featuring Gulli Gudmundsson on double bass and Jasper van Hulten on drums. Their first album 'Black Ice' has been released on ECM Records in spring 2016.

Wolfert has furthermore worked with artists such as David Liebman, Jeanne Lee, Arve Henriksen, Mark Feldman, Ernst Reijseger, Matthieu Michel, Tore Brunborg, Rachel Gould, Wolfgang Puschnig, Ronan Guilfoyle, Mats Eilertsen, Tony Lakatos, Michel Portal, Per Oddvar Johansen, Claudio Puntin, Olavi Louhivuori, Oene van Geel, Bram Stadhouders, Jarle Vespestad, Ack van Rooyen, Theo Loevendie, Lucas Niggli, Gerald Veasley, John Ruocco, Eric Vloeimans, Cristina Branco and Amsterdam Sinfonietta.

Apart from his activities as a performing artist Wolfert contributed compositions to several theatre, dance and film productions. Wolfert is a piano and ensemble teacher at the jazz departements of the conservatories of Tilburg and The Hague.
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