FRERICK

DEN HAAN

Pianist | Composer

 

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''These eight pieces for solo piano explore the beauty and resonance found in small, quiet spaces. Calming and peaceful, Frerick den Haan’s composition explores the grandeur found in quietude''. - Robert Newsome wrote in Bandcamp Navigator about NOIR; (September release)'

''Frerick den Haan's Sketches of Tomorrow is not just a record, it is rather a tribute to life...This EP makes every nuance of the emotions inside exciting...Frerick den Haan entrusts his memory of love and his talent to classical music, giving us small atmospheric pearls capable of transferring our minds into a magical and wonderful world made of melodies, feelings and life''. - Marco Del Casale, Rockit

''We are faced with a painstaking, elegant and above all harmonious work, Haan could not do better, everything is in the right place...In our opinion the composer and pianist Frerick den Haan has brilliantly and genuinely managed to bring the sun back into our hearts'. - The Music Way Magazine

 

ABOUT.

Frerick den Haan is a Dutch pianist and composer who writes original compositions for solo piano. From an early age he came into contact with the piano that captivates him every day.

 

In the busy life as a marketer, he plays the piano in the evening to find peace and quietness. This resulted in his first own album for solo piano. Frerick takes you on a night tour with his first solo record ''Noir'', to the quiet places you can find in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Little things you normally overlook. Recorded from his bedroom it almost feels as if you are sitting next to him.

Robert Newsome wrote in Bandcamp Navigator about NOIR; (September release)''These eight pieces for solo piano explore the beauty and resonance found in small, quiet spaces. Calming and peaceful, Frerick den Haan’s composition explores the grandeur found in quietude''.

One of the many memories Frerick carries with him when it comes to his grandparents is the shared love of music. After losing all his grandparents in a short time, he threw himself back into composing music for solo piano.

The pieces are a homage to their lives and thus a lasting memory for him and his family. In other words, the closing chapter of a very special book.

The album title Sketches of Tomorrow refers to looking back and looking ahead in life. ''The wise lessons I learned from my grandparents in the past are my personal sketches for in the future'', as Frerick points out. The title therefore insinuates a new chapter in life.

Partly thanks to his grandparents, Frerick was introduced to a whole legion of classical musicians, including Erik Satie, Debussy, Beethoven and Chopin, who left a lasting impression on him. In addition to his own style, the sounds of these masters therefore also shimmer through in his own compositions.

In January 2021 den Haan released the famous Trois Gnossiennes by Erik Satie. den Haan says: ''With these strange times behind us and don't know what to expect in the near future, it felt as the right thing to record the first three Gnossiennes by Erik Satie.

The world is balancing on its edge. Whether we should go left or right. As I see it, these extraordinary pieces balance along. Strange but beautiful, minimalistic but rich, sad but optimistic in a way''.

Other records from his hands include ''RED'' with the Frerick den Haan Trio.

 

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