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RealTracks Artist Bio: Tim Kliphuis

Dutch musician and educator Tim Kliphuis ranks among the world's leading fiddlers,and is considered by many to be the successor to Stephane Grappelli. He has updated Grappelli's Gypsy Swing legacy with Classical, Folk, Tango, World music, and Jazz in a fresh, new fusion that has charmed audiences around the world.

Tim was classically trained at the Amsterdam Conservatoire. His first international recognition came after he joined Belgian gypsy guitarist Fapy Lafertin in 1999. He toured Europe with Lafertin's Quintet and featured on three CDs before deciding on a solo career in 2004.

Since then, Tim has performed with such world-renowned Jazz players as Les Paul, Martin Taylor, Bob Wilber, Frankie Gavin, Herb Geller, Angelo Debarre, Bucky Pizzarelli, Richard Galliano, and Stochelo Rosenberg. An internationally touring musician, he appears at venues ranging from Jazz clubs to Classical concert halls, and at Jazz festivals including North Sea Jazz, Djangofest Northwest and Baltimore FiddleFair (USA), Paris and Edinburgh Jazz, and Classical festivals including Richard Strauss, Winterzauber (Frankfurt), Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and Musica Mundi (Waterloo).

Tim teaches string improvisation at the Amsterdam and Tilburg Conservatoires. He also hosts workshops around the globe in conjunction with his touring and festival appearances.

Visit for a list of song credits, and Tim's web page for a full listing of his recordings, tour dates and workshops.

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