On Saturday 25th November in Brodick Hall, 7.30pm
Music Arran present
The Tim Kliphuis Trio
The Tim Kliphuis Trio are back, touring the world with their genre-defying brand of high-energy gypsy jazz and classical mash-ups to perform “In Memory of Django on Arran.” This programme with pieces by Django and his musical partner Stéphane Grappelli (and stories about them) brings a smile to all faces and gets toes tapping.
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’, his inclusive and innovative approach to music has united audiences and is influencing a new generation of string players.
As a composer, Kliphuis has dedicated his art to the challenges on our planet. His climate change suite ‘The Five Elements’ accompanied the Royal mission to Stockholm to much acclaim, and Triple Concerto ‘Phoenix Rising’ (commissioned by NTR ZaterdagMatinee) considers our past, present and future.
An in-demand educator and author of the best-selling book “Gypsy Jazz Violin”, Tim is Professor of String Improvisation at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam and Director of the gypsy jazz summer school Grappelli-Django Camp. In 2022, he started the world’s first comprehensive online course for jazz violin, Tim Kliphuis Studio.
“We do not have a Planet B” — Ban-Ki Moon
In the pandemic, Kliphuis realised a long-fulfilled wish with the composition of “The Five Elements”. An ode to the Earth and at the same time a wake-up call for humanity, the piece was recorded and premiered in 2020 with the support of arts funds and supporters. 2021 saw “The Five Elements” touring internationally and in October 2022, Tim and his musicians accompanied the Dutch royal couple on their state visit to Stockholm as a gift to the Swedish royal family.
For more information on the The Five Elements, and to listen and learn about the making of it, follow the link here