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„Is it too much to say that no-one has composed in jazz like Rebecca Trescher does?“ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Rebecca Trescher (born 1986 in Tuebingen) is a German based freelance clarinetist, composer and bandleader. She is one of the most interesting visionary of the European jazz scene, especially with her ENSEMBLE 11. In January 2019 she will produce her fifth album as a leader with the Bavarian broadcast station. Rebecca received many prizes and scholarships (e.g. Artist in residence in Paris, Cité internationale des arts, Bavarian state award of arts 2017). Furthermore, she composed for a 120-minute silent movie (October, Sergei Eisenstein), commissioned by the city of Nuremberg. At the moment she is composing for the Siemens Symphonic Orchestra Erlangen. She has a Master of Music degree in Jazz clarinet and composition. She is a member of different small ensembles and is looking forward to the new duo project with the greek guitarist Giorgos Tabakis, a new inspiration and exchange of musical languages, between contemporary classical music and jazz.

Prizes & awards

  • 2022 Rising Star “Clarinet” Downbeat Magazine
  • 2022 German Jazz Price “Composition of the year”
  • 2022 Nomination German Jazz Price “Large Ensemble of the year”
  • 2022 Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis with RT Tentet
  • 2021 Wolfram von Eschenbach award
  • 2021 Award for artist of the European Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg
  • 2019 Artist in Residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris
  • 2019, 2017, 2014 CD production with BR-KLASSIK
  • 2017 Bavarian art prize with ENSEMBLE 11
  • 2016 Artist in Residence, Künstlerhaus Lukas, sponsered by Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
  • 2015 Art prize by the city of Nuremberg
  • 2014 Artist in Residence at the Kunststiftung (Art Foundation) of Baden-Wuerttemberg


„Clarinetist, composer and bandleader Rebecca Trescher offers not only a personal memory of her days spent in Paris. With her tentet, she delivers a masterpiece.“ (Jazzpodium, 2022)

„One of the most interesting ensembles of the current German jazz scene.“ (SWR2, Thomas Loewner, 2022)

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