The Tim Kliphuis Trio are one of the world’s top string groups, combining jaw-dropping virtuosity and mesmerizing improvisations with a beautifully varied repertoire sourced from classical, gypsy jazz and North-European folk music. Award-winning violinist Tim Kliphuis (Netherlands) and Scotsmen Nigel Clark (guitar) and Roy Percy (double bass) celebrate their 17th year of touring together.
Tickets cost £13 for non-subscribers and are free for under 25s in full-time education, and to those on disability or low-income benefits. These are available on Eventbrite here, at Butterfly Fabrics, 48 West High Street, Inverurie or at the door.
Tim’s new, 5-movement suite “The Five Elements” elevates the Trio’s concern for this planet to a spiritual level and is reaching the hearts and minds of new audiences, including the royals of Sweden and Holland. Written in the crisis, about the crisis, and recorded in three countries, this piece has been making waves since its live release during the pandemic.
Also expect the gypsy jazz music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, who inspired Tim, Nigel and Roy to become improvising musicians; and contemporary re-interpretations of Vivaldi and Bach’s masterpieces from their SONY Classical releases “Reflecting the Seasons” and “Brandenburg”.
The Trio’s stellar performances brought them highlights such as the Richard Strauss Festival, Glasgow’s Celtic Connections, Starlight Classics Cape Town and the Amsterdam Prinsengracht Concert, as well as collaborations with The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber, The Hague Philharmonic and Cape Town Philharmonic.