Award-winning Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis has created a brand-new style that embraces classical, gypsy jazz, and folk. Hailed as a 'current-day improvising Paganini', his inclusive and innovative approach to music has united audiences and is influencing a new generation of string players. As a composer, Kliphuis has dedicated his art to the challenges on our planet. His climate change suite 'The Five Elements' accompanied the Royal mission to Stockholm to much acclaim, and Triple Concerto 'Phoenix Rising' (commissioned by NTR ZaterdagMatinee) considers our past, present, and future. An in-demand educator and author of the best-selling book "Gypsy Jazz Violin", Tim is Professor of String Improvisation at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam and Director of the gypsy jazz summer school Grappelli-Django Camp. In 2022, he started the world's first comprehensive online course for jazz violin, Tim Kliphuis Studio. As a Sony Classical artist, Kliphuis recorded Vivaldi- inspired 'Reflecting the Seasons' in 2016, followed by 'Brandenburg', based on Bach's Concertos, and his own 'Ulysses' Violin Concerto in 2018. He was awarded the Scottish Jazz Award, the South African Woordfees Award, and the Polish 'Swing Raven' Prize. After his master's degree in classical violin at the Amsterdam Conservatoire, Kliphuis studied with the European Sinti gypsies. He recorded and toured with gypsy guitar legends Fapy Lafertin, The Rosenberg Trio and, Angelo Debarre.