Born: September 14, 1982
At this moment, Diederik Rijpstra is one of the most talented and promising young trumpet players of the Netherlands. He distinguishes himself by a good share of creativity and originality in both his playing and compositional skills. He is an unconventional, intuitive and emotional player with a unique and subtle sound. His current group with Joost Lijbaart (winner Dutch jazz competition 2002 and a.o. member of Yuri Honing trio), Clemens van der Feen (a.o. semi-finalist of the Thelonious Monk Competition), and Dimitar Bodurov (winner Young Pianist Foundation Jazz Competition 2007) is looking for diversity in their music in playful and surprising ways...
AwardsDutch Trust Carnegie Award Huygens Scholarship Program VSB fund
HVT, April 2008
“Diederik Rijpstra impresses me with his fragile and emotional way of playing in his own composition Tu.”
Jazzflits, January 2008
“The in unison playing of Van Der Vlugt (saxophone) and Rijpstra creates a full, melancholic and beautifully balanced sound.”
www.jazzenzo.nl August 2006
“Trumpet player Diederik Rijpstra plays daringly and explores the boundaries of his instrument.”
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