Violinist and composer Tim Kliphuis brings improvisation back in the concert halls with a personal style that connects classical, jazz and folk. His recent CDs ‘Reflecting the Seasons’ and ‘Concertos’ were realeased on the Sony Classical label. Tim is a professor of improvisation at the conservatoires of Amsterdam and The Hague, where he works with the classical strings. His tuition book ‘Gypsy Jazz Violin’ is a bestseller; he gives masterclasses at festivals, competitions and conservatoires worldwide and at his own international gypsy jazz summer school, Grappelli-Django Camp. Tim’s latest book is “Improvisation for Strings” which serves as a reader for the Academy of Improvising Strings weekend.