Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis breathes new life into existing styles with his high-energy brand of Classical, Gypsy Jazz, Celtic and World music. His improvised sound is unique and has popular appeal.
“Fearsomely fast and fun” – Time Out
Classically trained and widely regarded as the inheritor of the Stephane Grappelli crown, Kliphuis first made his name playing with the fiery European gypsy guitarists but soon developed a crossover style taking him to classical, jazz and folk venues across the world.
“This is real, stylish music” – The Strad (Recommended release of the month)
Tim’s Mel Bay tuition book “Stéphane Grappelli Gypsy Jazz Violin” is a bestseller and his Hot Jazz Violin DVDs received rave reviews. He is jazz violin teacher at the Conservatoire of Tilburg, Holland, and a popular improvisation workshop leader at festivals, orchestras and competitions.
“Winningly playful but technically brilliant” – The Scotsman