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Philipp Rüttgers

Philipp received the composition assignment for the North Sea Jazz Festival 2018

The jury, consisting of Gijsbert Kamer (music journalist de Volkskrant), Cyriel Pluimakers (jazz programmer and a delegate for the VIP), and Kim Bloem (programmer North Sea Jazz), was unanimous in selecting Rüttgers for the Composition Assignment for this year. “We are impressed by the large wealth of ideas and composing style of Rüttgers, which is colorful, dynamically varied and also has an interesting rhythm.”

For the Composition Assignment Rüttgers will take the listener to revisit fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, giving them voice in a composition entitled Twists Of H.C. Andersen’s Untaped Fairy Tales. He will perform with a totally new quintet consisting of musicians with varied backgrounds in jazz, classical, improv, electronic, and Indian music.

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“Verhalende en beeldende composities. Daar wordt de Arnhemse jazz musicus Philipp Rüttgers om geroemd.” Herman Spinhof, Arnhem Watching (NL)

“De Duitse Pianist Philipp Rüttgers is een groot Talent, wij zullen nog veel van hem horen” Tom Beek, Jazzflits (NL)“

“Der aus Berlin stammende Pianist und Komponist hat einen Erstling vorgelegt der durch sein tonales Ausdrucksspektrum, seine Stielvielfalt und seine kompositorische Klasse durchweg zu bestechen weiß” Thorsten Hingst, Jazzpodium (Germany)

“Baik jazz tradisional – misalkan swing, bebop, post-bop – maupun ranah eksperimental, free jazz dan avant garde, terekam pada aksi memikat Philipp bersama ketiga rekan…” Warta Jazz (Indonesia)

Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Amsterdam

Credentials/Background

ArtEZ Conservatorium Arnhem Piano lessons and Bandcoaching

Discography

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