Tcha & Jean’s Quartet
Since their encounter in 2008 in Transylvania, Tcha Limberger and Jean-Christophe Gairard have woven an intimate musical relationship based on their shared passion for the violin, particularly the style played by the Hungarians and Romanians of Transylvania. On stage, they will revive all those shared musical moments, providing an opportunity to listen together to everything these two musicians have to say to each other and to us. They are accompanied by Benjamin Clément on the guitar and Vilmos Csikos on the double bass, two invaluable musicians who have accompanied Tcha Limberger for many years.
photo Tcha © Laurent Cheron
About Tcha Limberger
Tcha Limberger, a violinist but also an exceptional multi-instrumentalist and singer, is a recognized figure in the worlds of jazz and traditional music. Winner of numerous international awards, he leaves his mark on the global music scene. He has collaborated/continues to collaborate with notable names such as Jordi Savall, Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, Fabrizio Cassol, Sebastien Giniaux, Roby Lakatos, Evan Christopher, Fapy Lafertin, Petar Ralchev, and Lorenzo Gatto.
A Deep Musical Connection in Transylvania
In 2008, Jean-Christophe Gairard had the chance to cross paths with Tcha Limberger in Cluj, while the latter resided in Alunișu, near Huedin. This encounter opened the door to a captivating musical universe. Thanks to Tcha, Jean-Christophe had the honor of meeting Marcel Râmba in Beica de Jos, near Reghin, an iconic violinist from the Ardeal region. Thus began a rich and profound musical exploration, rooted in the traditions of this mythical land. It is through the generosity of his two master violinists that Jean-Christophe forged the uniqueness of his playing and his musical approach.
About Vilmos Csikos and Benjamin Clément
Vilmos Csikos, born in Budapest is a fabulous double bass player who’s sound both with the bow and pizzicato is unmatched. He has played with the greats of the Hungarian gipsy music sutch as Jaroka Sandor, Boross Lajos, Robi Lakatos etc etc. He also participated in projects sutch as Tcha Limberger’s Budapest Gipsy Orchestra, I Silenti and many more.
Benjamin Clement, Brussels, is a guitar player with a vast knowledge of repertoire and a vast range of styles, sutch as Django Reynhard’s music, Greec traditional styles, Bulgarian, Romanian, Transylvanian etc. He can be found in Tatavla trio (Tcha’s Greec formation),, Renaud Dardenne trio, Danube Express and many other bands aside.