Pianist. Composer. Improviser. Synthesist. Crossover Artist.
Philipp has a gift expressing emotions of our everyday life through music, creating his very personal style of colours and sounds. Praised as a renewal mind of music, an excellent composer and a virtuosic but tender pianist, Philipp crosses different genres with ease propelling music to a guaranteed excitement.
Born in Kreuzberg Berlin, based in Amsterdam, Philipp shapes his personal artistic voice as a professional piano player, composer and improviser in the field of jazz and contemporary music.
Awarded North Sea Jazz Composition Assignment
Funded by Fonds Podium Kunsten. Sena. Buma Stemra.
What they say….
“Rüttgers is a pianist with an open mind who, as a player and as a composer, controls different genres and does not hesitate to use all that.” Vera Vingerhoeds
“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.” North Sea Jazz Festival Composition Assignment