Kliphuis explores the elements

VIOLIN magician Tim Kliphuis brings his trio for a three-date New Year tour with Artsreach, performing a new programme, The  Five Elements, at Broadoak village hall,  on Wednesday 12th January, Piddletrenthide on Thursday 13th and Yetminster on Friday 14th.

The Dutch, classically trained musician first made his name playing with the fiery European gypsy guitarists, before developing a more personal style that has taken him on a busy touring schedule around the world.

Now widely regarded as the inheritor of the Stéphane Grappelli crown, Kliphuis breathes new life into existing styles with his high-energy brand of classical,gypsy jazz, Celtic and world music.

His improvised sound is totally new yet steeped in tradition. With Nigel Clark on guitar and Roy Percy on double bass, the Tim Kliphuis Trio re-defines the music of many well-known composers to create an intensely moving concert experience

The Five Elements, written and recorded in lockdown, is an ode  – expect the usual mix of Django, Richard Strauss and the Chieftains!