Tcha Limberger

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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’.

Born into a renowned Belgian family of Manouche musicians, Limberger grew up in a world of the Gypsy swing style of Django Reinhardt, and over the years has collaborated with many of its leading performers, including the celebrated Fapy Lafertin. His eclectic musical tastes, interests and passions were formed from early childhood with his first solo concerts singing Flamenco whilst accompanying himself on guitar were 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. From thirteen he studied modern classical composition alongside the Belgian composer Dick Vanderharst with his composition debut for a dance piece by Les ballets C de la B called ‘Patchagonia’ directed by Lisi Estaras. Two current projects include a free improvisation guitar duo with classical guitarist Herman Schamp, and Limberger’s 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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Mediterranean Quartet

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Barcelone

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Tatavla

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‘Live’ in Foix

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Fekete éjszaka borulj a világra

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7 days ago

Tcha Limberger

Les Violons de Bruxelles have some concerts coming up.

First is tomorrow in Liege tchalimberger.com/events/les-violons-de-bruxelles-brasserie-sauve-niere/

On Saturday Aug 1st - Le Petite Cense, Thorembais-Les-Béguines La Petite Cense

Aug 7 - Gaume Jazz Festival, Rossignol www.gaume-jazz.com

Finally we will see you on stage. Do come along.
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Les Violons de Bruxelles have some concerts coming up. 

First is tomorrow in Liege https://tchalimberger.com/events/les-violons-de-bruxelles-brasserie-sauve-niere/

On Saturday Aug 1st - Le Petite Cense, Thorembais-Les-Béguines https://www.facebook.com/La-Petite-Cense-102702374839457

Aug 7 - Gaume Jazz Festival, Rossignol https://www.gaume-jazz.com

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2 weeks ago

Tcha Limberger

Only this morning I learnt via Paulus Schafer that what I had thought was a composition of our uncle Waso Grunholtz, actually is a song from some western movie from the 1960s. It seems to be an often reoccurring phenomenon in the Manouche religious repertoire, that they just take any song that speaks to their heart and compose lyrics for it in Romanes, sometimes changing the melody slightly, and surely making a new accompaniment for it.
Here is the song in the original form.
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Comment on Facebook Rita Pavone Little ...

Great story and very beautiful song, thanks for sharing both!

Very Legrand in it's intervals. Lovely.

What a beautiful song !!!!

just like titi bamberger with nature boy, or fils du vent (autumn leaves)

Is Enio Morricone the link Tcha Limberger?

Incredible!

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3 weeks ago

Tcha Limberger

Thanks to having had a lot of time these days I learned quite a lot of new pieces. This is one of them.
A beautiful Duke Ellington composition. The first version I heard of it was played by Stephane Grappelli and it is quite marvellous. Here, I just dreamily reconstruct the melody on my favourite guitar, built by Sebastien Carmantrand.....
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Great, Tcha!! Thank you.

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