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Tcha Limberger – multi-instrumentalist.. and virtuoso on most of them.

Since picking up his first instrument the guitar, composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Tcha Limberger is one of a handful of world class musicians to have become accepted and respected in a style of music culturally not their own. His showcasing on the international stage of his Transylvanian Kalotaszeg Trio and Budapest Gypsy Orchestra, and his nurturing approach to teaching almost forgotten traditional musics has made him one of the most prominent and ‘important figures in folk music of the Carpathian Basin’. For this he has received unparalleled praise worldwide from professionals and public alike. Critics remarking on his achievements have claimed he is ’entirely made of music’, ‘The Polymath king of Gypsy music’, whilst musician colleagues refer to him as ‘the fifth element’. 

Limberger was Born into a renowned Belgian family of Manouche musicians. He grew up in the world of Gypsy swing style of Django Reinhardt and over the years has collaborated with many of its leading performers. His eclectic musical tastes, interests and passions were formed from early childhood with his first solo concerts singing Flamenco whilst accompanying himself on guitar at aged just eight. He has an ongoing fascination and love for traditional music from the world over, for a long while leading a band of Belgian musicians playing music from Aimara, and the Quechua Indians of Bolivia. He studied modern classical composition alongside Belgian composer Dick Vanderharst with his compositional debut for a dance piece by Les ballets C de la B called ‘Patchagonia’ directed by Lisi Estaras. Two current projects include ‘I Silenti’, a collaboration with Fabrizzio Cassol, and his much celebrated all-string swing band Les Violons de Bruxelles.

Tcha Limberger studied the music of Kalotaszeg with his mentor the legendary Neti Sandor, and the Magyar Nota style of Budapest with celebrated primas Horvat Bela. Both contribute to his recognition as both an exceptional and enthusiastic teacher who frequently holds masterclasses and leads interactive workshops encompassing both jazz and Central European folk music.

Until now though his performances with the Budapest Orchestra have earned him most notoriety, receiving from The Sunday Times the accolade ‘The Polymath virtuoso Tcha Limberger is the king of Gypsy music!’

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I Silenti

Outhere

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Mediterranean Quartet

UNRELEASED

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Barcelone

Lejazzetal Records

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Tatavla

Lejazzetal Records

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‘Live’ in Foix

Lejazzetal Records

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1 week ago
Tcha Limberger

Today, a CD that I ordered arrived in my postbox. It is played by a trio of which I know two people, the cello player who is a very good friend and my dear colleague violinist who is Tim Kliphuis′s wife. This recording is really special! It is quite an unplayable trio written by a certain Florent Schmitt, a piece that has only been played once, when it was composed. Also on the CD is a couple of newly made arrangements of music from Darius Milhaud. I really think it is beautiful beautiful music and deserves to be heard by anyone who loves string instruments, beautiful compositions and beautiful playing. This link is not the actual CD, but ‘live' concert they gave when they released the album.
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mooi!

2 weeks ago
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Prachtig ! Bravo ❤️

When and where Tcha??

4 weeks ago
Tcha Limberger

How i love to hear when two people really make music together, with open ears intelligence and heart. And what beautiful tone they both have!!! simply delicious Liana Gourdjia ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful ! Was written for Eugène Ysaye 🔥

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