Tim Kliphuis plays a broad range of ground-breaking and popular programmes, uniting audiences across genres. Tim and his Trio are constantly developing, and find more inspiration working with the great musicians of the world.
Below is the list of projects that Tim Kliphuis tours currently. Please get in touch to book a programme, to be informed of upcoming seasons, or to discuss a tailor-made festival concert.
“One day perhaps we shall find an ideal music which will be neither popular nor classical, highbrow nor lowbrow, but an art in which all can take part”
- Ralph Vaughan Williams
- Jazz Violin Concerto (soloist and symphony orchestra): a fresh and highly personal symphonic Concerto that pioneers an improvising soloist, Kliphuis himself. Premiered with the Omsk Philharmonic in May 2016, it will receive its European premiere in 2018 in honour of Leonard Bernstein’s centenary.
- Reflecting the Seasons (Trio and string orchestra): Tim’s new, ground-breaking re-interpretation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, released by Sony Classical in October 2016. More info, sounds and photos: reflectingtheseasons.com
- Celebrating Stéphane Grappelli (Trio): reminiscing about his inspirational meeting with the French jazz violin maestro, his experiences with the European guitar gypsies and more, Tim and his Trio lead the listener through an array of beautiful and uplifting songs from the Parisian left bank, including five little-known gems composed by Grappelli himself. More info, sounds and photos: grappelli.timkliphuis.com
- Tim Kliphuis Sextet: The Art of Improvisation/Reflecting the Seasons/Brandenburg Bazaar. The group’s free and inspired approach to the greatest classical compositions brings a contemporary edge to their performances reminiscent of the legendary days of Mozart and Liszt. Repertoire: Vivaldi, Bach, Copland, Bartok, Ellington, McLaughlin, Kliphuis. More info, sounds and photos: sextet.timkliphuis.com
- Temperaments (soloist with chamber or symphony orchestra): a unique crossover concert without barriers, where ‘highbrow’ and ‘lowbrow’ meet. The depth of Beethoven, the excitement of Grappelli and the Chieftains, plus some dazzling Kliphuis originals – all linked together with improvisations on violin. The pieces are introduced by Kliphuis himself. More info, sounds and photos: orchestral.timkliphuis.com