Tim Kliphuis Trio

Formed in 2006, the Tim Kliphuis Trio is one of the world’s top string groups, combining jaw-dropping virtuosity and mesmerizing improvisations with a beautifully varied repertoire sourced from classical music, Grappelli’s gypsy jazz, and folk. Violinist Tim Kliphuis is joined by his long-standing colleagues Nigel Clark (guitar) and Roy Percy (double bass). The Trio’s electrifying performances and remarkable audience rapport have made them firm favourites on the festival scene.

Award-winning Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis has created a brand new style that embraces classical, gypsy jazz, and folk. Hailed as a ‘current-day improvising Paganini’ and ‘the heir to Stéphane Grappelli’, his inclusive approach to music has united audiences and is influencing a new generation of string players. After his master’s degree in classical violin at the Amsterdam Conservatoire, Kliphuis studied with the European Sinti gypsies. He recorded and toured with gypsy guitar legends Fapy Lafertin, The Rosenberg Trio and Angelo Debarre. An invitation to the Richard Strauss Festival in Germany kick-started Kliphuis’s crossover career, celebrating a ‘total music’ without stylistic barriers. He performed for the Dutch King at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, for Celtic Connections in Glasgow, at the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois-sur-Seine and toured America, South Africa and Russia extensively.

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Fri 28 June, 8pm, Anstruther Town Hall | £12 / £5 | Approx. 100 mins
Euan Stevenson piano | Tim Kliphuis Trio