Philipp Rüttgers (1981) is a pianist from Germany living in the Netherlands, Arnhem. He finished his Master of Music last year at the ARTez Conservatorium, where he is teaching now
He performs solo, duo, trio and quartet works with different musicians from Holland and Germany...
In my opinion he is a promising new talent so I invited him with a nice quartet at my venue in December 2009.
Philipp Rüttgers, piano
Etienne Nillesen, drums
Stefan Karl Schmid, sax
Jakob Kühnemann, bas
Their set list was:
All compositions by Philipp except when mentioned otherwise.
The audience kept asking for an encore and so they decided to play a standard tune.
And then for everyone became clear; this is a band with a real own idiom.
On 22-11-2011 Phillip was back on our venue. This time with maestro cellist Ernst Reijseger and drummer Etienne Nillisen again.