Bute to welcome back Tim Kliphuis

The Tim Kliphuis Trio will play at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday, November 1. (Photo credit: Andrew Surridge)
The Tim Kliphuis Trio will play at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday, November 1. (Photo credit: Andrew Surridge)

The second concert of the 2013/14 Bute Arts Society programme will be held on Friday, November 1, at Rothesay Joint Campus, and welcomes back to the island - exactly four years to the day - Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis and his trio on jazz strings.

Classically trained and widely regarded as Stéphane Grappelli’s heir, Kliphuis first made his name playing with the fiery European gypsy guitarists, then developed a more personal style which has taken him on a busy touring schedule around the world. The Richard Strauss festival were the first to commission Tim’s trademark improvisations on classical music, which now include Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams, R. Strauss, Britten and many others.

Tim has shared the stage with legends Frankie Gavin, Richard Galliano and Les Paul and has been lauded for his musical genius by Nigel Kennedy. He is still in touch with the traditional Sinti gypsies through regular performances with The Rosenberg Trio.

* Admission is £7 (free to students) and the concert begins promptly at 7.30pm in the assembly hall of Rothesay Joint Campus.