Open up to 1,000 years of musical culture

Curiosity drives. Our musical world is like a flea market, a bazaar, an attic full of stuff waiting to be explored. Our ears love strange sounds and instruments. They trigger questions on style, genre, instrumentation: ‘What if we could…?’.

Curiosity embraces. Our art is all about incorporation: acquired knowledge and fresh insight are respectfully transformed into something new. Other art forms may enter our stage.

Curiosity communicates. After a lot of preparation, we allow our improvisational qualities to take over. An ultimate form of musical thinking, not limited to the jazz tradition. We like our performances to make the audience an active partner in the creative moment.

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Making of ‘A Wind Invisible Sweeps Us Through The World’.

A feature about our new album ‘A Wind Invisible Sweeps Us Through The World’. The recording process in the beautiful OrgelPark in Amsterdam and about the compositions on the album.

Rembrandt Trio & Kayhan Kalhor – ‘Offering’

Kayhan Kalhor, kamancheh & Rembrandt Trio on fortepiano, violone and Whisper Kit. Live on Dutch national television, 2018

Rembrandt Trio – ‘Skoeba’

Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Hossein Alizadeh, Rembrandt Trio, CelloOctet – ‘Finale’

Live at contemporary music festival November Music 2017, the Netherlands

Salon Joussour with Rima Khcheich

Live in Archeological Museum Leiden, the Netherlands, 2013. Special edition of Salon Joussour celebrating 400 Years of Arabic Studies at the University of Leiden



NRC article on Warm to the touch

“Percussion should also be able to touch the heart.”

In this interview in leading Dutch newspaper NRC, Vinsent Planjer talks about his mission to merge melody and rhythm.

Read the full article (Dutch only)


Radio Cairo and Salon Joussour

Tonality organised a Salon Joussour about the music and life of Om Kalthoum during the Radio Cairo day at the National Opera in Amsterdam. Together with the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra, Nizar Rohana, Houttama Souleiman, Jawa Manla, Tony Overwater presented an in depth introduction about the life of this iconic musician.


Rembrandt featured at -Dag van de Componist-

Pianist/composer is featured at the National composer’s day organised by New European Ensemble. Concerts on the 15th of June will feature his new composition for this ensemble.


Rembrandt Frerichs, Tony Overwater, Vinsent Planjer: three musicians and contemporary cultural explorers.

More importantly: three very different individuals, each with the ability to turn innovative ideas into practice. Check out the projects to feel their energy and the possibilities their extensive network brings.

The Persian Connection

Through their love for the Persian musical traditions, the Rembrandt Trio has come into contact with some of the great Iranian musicians. Read more

Rembrandt Trio

The Rembrandt Trio is internationally known for their artistic curiosity and innovative collaborations that contant keep moving jazz forward. Read more

The Drum Whisperer

In intimate settings of duos and trios Vinsent Planjer explores the sonic possibilities of percussion in combinations with a range of instruments. Read more

Tony Overwater's Spirits

Tony Overwater has always been taken by the spirituality of music; the magic of sound, of improvisation. For this new ensemble he carefully selected two female and two male musicians, each with different cultural backgrounds. Read more

Mohammad Motamedi (Iran)

The Rembrandt Trio collaborate with Iranian singer Mohammad Motamedi. They just released their album ‘Intizar’. Read more

Salon Joussour

Classical Arabic music is a world of passion, poetry, nuances and details. Yet the background, the instruments and the musical language remain uncharted territory for most audiences. Read more

Piano Concerto

For pianist and composer Rembrandt Frerichs (1977), a new musical adventure began when viola player Michael Gieler invited him for an open conversation. Gieler is a solo violist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and leader of the IJ-Salon series, a cross-border ‘playground’ of chamber music with musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Gieler planted a seed that grew into a composition commission for Rembrandt’s first Piano Concerto. Rembrandt took up the challenge.  Read more

The Contemporary Fortepiano

With the line-up of fortepiano, violone and Whisper Kit, the Rembrandt Trio have created a totally new sound over the past few years. It reflects perfectly their love for jazz, European Early music and art music from the Middle East. Read more

De Staalmeesters

‘When Mozart performed, he played Mozart. He improvised. In that respect, this program may be closer to the performance practise of the great classical composers than you might think.’ Read more

The Art of the Trio

Music is a great way to lose track of time, an effect that it shares with any engrossing piece of art. Read more


24 July 2024

Wednesday, 08:27

Harp onder de Riem, Amsterdam

Rembrandt & Charlotte Basalo (violin)

23 August 2024

Friday, 22:00

Zeister Muziekdagen

Rembrandt & de Staalmeesters XL

25 August 2024

Sunday, 22:00

Podium ongehoorde muziek. Eindhoven

Rembrandt & de Staalmeesters Winds

01 September 2024

Sunday, 22:00

Uitgast Festival, Lelystad

Rembrandt & de Staalmeesters Winds

07 September 2024

Saturday, 13:30

PAS festival

, Maastricht


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