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.
Current projects include Fabrizio Cassol’s recomposed Monteverdi’s madrigals I Silenti, The Viper Club 4 with Jerome Etcheberry on Trumpet, a quartet that delves into the vault of the infamous Onxy Club with Stuff Smith, an exploration into the wonders of Greek music present in early 20th century Istanbul Trio Tatavla, 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 Gypsy Orchestra have earned him most notoriety, receiving from The Sunday Times the accolade ‘The Polymath virtuoso Tcha Limberger is the king of Gypsy music!’

 
 

RECORDINGS FEATURING TCHA LIMBERGER

PRESS

The polymath virtuoso Tcha Limberger is the king of Gypsy music
SUNDAY TIMES UK
Tcha Limberger seems to be made entirely out of music
THE OBSERVER UK
He plays Hungarian music so well, that he is able to perform with the greatest Hungarian musicians and even among them he gives a brilliant performance
ROBY LAKATOS
the equal of some of the greatest conservatory violinists… Limberger at the top of his game
WORLD MUSIC REPORT USA
Tcha Limberger plays with such love for the tradition one can only sit and listen entirely fascinated”
MOORS MAGAZINE HOLLAND
as intoxicating as a vintage dessert wine
SONGLINES UK
simply world class
COMPACT HOLLAND
music as natural as breathing
LONDONJAZZNEWS.COM UK
music straight from the soul
LONDON EVENING STANDARD UK
full of energy and pathos
SONGLINES UK
Tcha Limberger’s voice reaches heart breaking qualities
DJANGOSTATION FRANCE

 
 

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May 2024

2024tue28may8:00 pmtue10:30 pmViper ClubDe Centrale, GentDe Centrale, Gent, Belgium

June 2024

2024fri07jun8:00 pmfri10:30 pmViper ClubSaint Raphael venue tbcvenue tbc Saint Raphael, France

2024sat08jun8:00 pmsat10:30 pmViper ClubSaint Raphael venue tbcvenue tbc Saint Raphael, France

2024sun09jun5:00 pmsun7:30 pmViper ClubMarcounet peniche, ParisMarcounet peniche, Paris France

July 2024

2024mon15jul8:00 pmmon10:30 pmViper ClubMNOP festival, Perigueux venue tbcvenue tbc MNOP festival Perigueux, France

2024tue16jul8:00 pmtue10:30 pmViper ClubMNOP festival, Perigueux venue tbcvenue tbc MNOP festival Perigueux, France

2024wed17jul8:00 pmwed10:30 pmViper ClubMercure Hotel AngoulemeHotel Mercure, Angouleme France

August 2024

2024sat17aug8:00 pmsat10:30 pmLafertin, Limberger, Kelbie, CsikosJazz BroukayBroukay Jazz, Broukay Belgium

2024tue20aug8:00 pmtue10:30 pmViper ClubJazz en feuLe Château-d'Oléron, Ile d'Oleron France

November 2024

2024thu21nov8:00 pmthu10:30 pmViper ClubOpen Music Jazz Club, CominesOpen Music Jazz Club, Comines, Belgium

 
 

 
 

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