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Wolfert Brederode


After his studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Wolfert Brederode (1974) has been working as a musician and composer since. 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 Trio and 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, the U.S.A., South 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. After two albums on ECM with his quartet, the first trio album 'Black Ice' has been recently released on the same label. Recent projects incorporate ‘Ruins & Remains’, a suite of ten parts composed by Wolfert and which features the Matangi String Quartet and drummer Joost Lijbaart and a electro/acoustic project entitled ‘Lemuria’ with Raphael Vanoli on guitars and drummer Samuel Rohrer. 

Wolfert has furthermore worked with artists such as Dave Liebman, Jeanne Lee, Arve Henriksen, Nana Vasconcelos, Mark Feldman, Matthias Eick, Ernst Reijseger, Tore Brunborg, Wolfgang Puschnig and Michel Portal.

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 departments of the conservatoires of Tilburg and The Hague.

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