Kliphuis trio at Dorchester

A CHANCE meeting in a small Russian cultural cafe in Glasgow led to the formation of the Tim Kliphuis trio, now regarded as one of the finest string ensembles, comes to the Corn Exchange at Dorchester on Friday 19th May at 8pm.

The trio, which was founded after the meeting in Café Cossachok in 2006, play music that crosses the boundaries of classical, gypsy jazz and folk.

The three musicians, Kliphuis on violin, Nigel Clark on guitar and Roy Percy, double bass, combine astonishing virtuosity and mesmerizing improvisations.

They started out with Grappelli-inspired jazz on their first tours in the Scottish Highlands and quickly developed a personal sound including other styles and repertoire from classical and folk music.

The Dorchester concert will feature tunes by Django Reinhardt, and the trio’s new Five Elements suite, an ode to our planet, as well as classically inspired pieces from Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, and some Vivaldi Four Seasons.