Classically trained and widely regarded as Stéphane Grappelli’s heir, Kliphuis first made his name playing with the fiery European gypsy guitarists, then developed a more personal style which has taken him on a busy touring schedule around the world. The Richard Strauss festival were the first to commission Tim’s trademark improvisations on classical music, which now include Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams, R. Strauss, Britten and many others.
Tim has shared the stage with legends Frankie Gavin, Richard Galliano and Les Paul and has been lauded for his musical genius by Nigel Kennedy. He is still in touch with the traditional Sinti gypsies through regular performances with The Rosenberg Trio.
An in-demand educator, Kliphuis is the author of best-selling book ‘Stéphane Grappelli Gypsy Jazz Violin’, the much-praised ‘Hot Jazz Violin’ DVDs and Jazz Etudes on video. His workshops have been featured at festivals, conservatoires and summer courses in the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, Switzerland, Japan and Europe. Tim holds the Jazz violin chair at Tilburg Conservatoire and hosts an annual sell-out Gypsy Jazz violin camp back home in Holland every August.
“Winningly playful and technically brilliant” – The Scotsman
“This is real, stylish music” – The Strad (Recommended release of the month)
“Fearsomely fast and fun” – Time Out
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