Friday 17 November 2023 | 7:30 pm

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Tim Kliphuis Trio

Tim Kliphuis (violin), Nigel Clark (guitar), Roy Percy (double bass)

Classically trained Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis has been hailed as a contemporary improvising Paganini and is widely regarded as the heir to his mentor, Stéphane Grappelli. In his trio, Tim is joined by two brilliant Scottish musicians, both supremely talented jazz musicians in their own right. Nigel Clark is one of Europe’s top acoustic guitarists, whilst Roy Percy is one of Britain’s most in-demand double bass players, whose speciality is the rarely-heard ‘slap bass’ technique.

In this semi-improvised programme, the trio will perform movements from their most recent works: ‘Reflecting the Seasons’ and ‘Brandenburg’. These interpretations of music by Vivaldi and Bach create a profoundly musical blend of classical, gypsy jazz and folk music, all delivered with a ready humour and great finesse, whilst remaining respectful to the originals.
There will also be some trusted swing tunes, blurring the lines between musical forms, and maybe a preview movement of the Trio’s to-be-premiered ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’.

“Impressive and moving” (The Strad Magazine)

“Playfully inventive and technically brilliant” (Time Out)

About the Tim Kliphuis Trio

To find out more about Tim Kliphuis, please visit https://timkliphuis.com

To find out more about Nigel Clark, please visit https://jazzguitaristnigelclark.com

To find out more about Roy Percy, please visit https://www.quattromacjazz.com


Season Tickets

  • All 8 concerts for £90

Single Tickets

  • Adult full price £18
  • Adult discounted * £9
  • Under 26s FREE

* available to adults accompanying a child under 12

Buy Tickets

Tickets may be purchased from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD (Telephone 01721 725777), or online using the button above.


Music in Peebles is most grateful to The Hugh Fraser Foundation for the generous funding provided in support of our 2022/2023 season of concerts.

This concert is subsidised by Chamber Music Scotland
through funding provided by Creative Scotland.