Nicholas Rimmer was born in England and read Music at Clare College, Cambridge before continuing his studies in Hanover, Berlin and Cologne. As a pianist with a particular focus on chamber music and the song repertoire, he performs regularly at major festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Aldeburgh, Lucerne, Heidelberg, Lockenhaus and Shanghai. He has appeared many of the major European concert venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Vienna and the Gasteig Munich, and he has performed as a soloist with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the Swiss Chamber Orchestra CHAARTS.
His varied discography numbers over 20 CDs and includes three recordings for Naxos. 2019 sees the release of his first solo recording for the label, featuring music by Muzio Clementi played on a Clementi piano of 1804, reflecting his keen interest in historical instruments and matters of performance practice. His close collaborative partnerships with Gabriel Schwabe and Tianwa Yang have resulted in acclaimed recordings of the Brahms Cello Sonatas and the complete works for violin and piano by Wolfgang Rihm; the latter received a Diapason d’Or, a Pizzicato Supersonic Award and an International Record Review ‘Outstanding’ Award.
His regular ensembles include a classical piano trio, the Trio Gaspard, and the Trio Belli-Fischer-Rimmer, which performs in the unique combination of trombone, percussion and piano. Nicholas Rimmer regularly collaborates with a diverse range of musicians including Maximilian Hornung, Nils Mönkemeyer, Anna Lucia Richter, Jonian Ilias Kadesha, Simon Bode, Ronan Collett and Quatuor Hermès. He also performs live improvisation to silent movies together with the percussionist Johannes Fischer.
After holding teaching positions at the Hanover and Frankfurt Music Conservatories, Nicholas Rimmer is currently a Junior Fellow in Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
For more information please visit: www.nicholasrimmer.com
See Nicholas Rimmer in action at New Zealand Herald Premier Series - Beethoven's Triple on Thursday 28 March and In Your Neighbourhood - Septet in the City on Sunday 3 March.