David Golek - Guitar, compositions
Mike Roelofs - Harmonium, Melodion
Daniel Mester - Clarinet
Bela Horvat - Violin & Mandola
Mystery guest! - Vocals

‘TILTAN’ in the Hebrew language means ‘a Clover’, which is a symbol of good fortune.
Tiltan's music is composed and arranged by guitarist David Golek.
Born to Polish father and a French-Algerian mother, growing up in Europe, South America & Israel, speaking several languages, studying and being exposed to different sorts of music, traditions, religions, war conflicts, created a determination for a musical and spiritual search. A search for unity and creating bridges between cultures.
This music is result, one may say, of all these life experiences. Each and every song has a story, and the music flows through a range of landscapes and emotions.

Fragment from the press {full (inter)national reviews on the website}:
This CD from the music group Tiltan is a enlightening example of how global musical styles can blend together... organic, imaginative & warmblooded music full of fantasy....The music of Tiltan breathes utter freedom and universal humanity. A soothing answer to the upcoming xenophobia that is currently expanding in Europe. (Het Parool)

The music itself could be described as a mixture of folklore, contemporary composition, jazz and improvisation, with influences from the Middle East, South America, Eastern Europe, North Africa and Jewish music.
The musicians who join this journey are exceptional and enrich its outcome with their own cultural identities; this results in a fresh and colourful variation of music, difficult to identify as a specific genre, leaving a wide open window for your imagination.

Tiltan's CD 'A Road Less Traveled’, alongside live performances, has been well received by the press and received excellent critique. The album itself has been voted amongst the best 20 CD's of the year 2014, and was chosen as one of the 5 best World-music CD's of the year 2014 by 'Het Parool' (NL).


DAVID GOLEK -- Born in Paris, France, but lived in various countries ,most significantly Israel, France, Spain, Argentina, U.S.A & the Netherlands. After studying classical piano for many years David gradually switched to Guitar.
Besides his own projects, David is involved with various groups, being much in demand as a sideman as well. He is involved in Jazz & World-music formations and has worked in collaboration with modern dance projects and more. His own music would be a cross-road of all these experiences, including Jewish and middle eastern influences. David Golek's music has been also used for documentary movies and dance.
David Golek played concerts, among others with Benny Bailey, Ravi Coltrane, Lonnie Smith, Walter Blending, Wycliff Gordon, Ron Westray, Arnie Lawrence , Philip Harper, Dale Barlow, Michael Moore, Franck Amsallem, Simin Tander, Ferdinand Povel, John Ruocco, Anthony Cox, Alex Coke, Avishai Cohen, Dmitry Shapko, Nelson Latif, Ana Beck, Hermine Deurloo, Jimmy Omonga, Odrey Shakir, Maria Jose Ortiz and many more. David has produced a number of cd's.

MIKE ROELOFS – Mike Roelofs is a versatile musician, entangled in the continuous exploration of his own authenticity. Instead of pigeonholing, he rather embraces the unknown. His style can be defined as inventive, with a touch of avant-garde and depending on the circumstances, he is eager to explore unconventional ways of playing to tell his story. Alongside the piano, Mike often includes other instruments such as percussion or voice. Sound, atmosphere and improvisation serve as threefold guidance, making his music personal and intimate.

Roelofs received several awards including the Dutch Jazz Competition prize for best composition in 2008 during the North Sea Jazz Festival and the Anne MG Schmidt award for best Dutch theatre song in 2013. As a pianist, Mike is active all over Europe, and beyond.

DANIEL MESTER - Born in Budapest Daniel got a solid classical musical education on guitar and clarinet, and in music theory. Already at his early years he won numerous competitions for children. Later he turned to jazz-saxophone. His strong education in both classical music and jazz, his wide range of interest and experience as a musician in almost every kinds of music enabled him to develop his rich compositional vocabulary.
Among others Daniel arranged for the world's largest professional pop and jazz orchestra, the Metropole Orkest (Todd Rundgren project) and the Budapest FourBones trombone quartet, composed for Modern Art Orchestra (Budapest), scored four NFTA (Dutch Film and Television Academy) film-projects, and was the Dutch film-composer Jasper Boeke’s orchestrator-assistant for the series Het Gordijnpaleis van Ollie Hartmoed, the documentary Holland Welvaren and the feature film &me​.

BELA HORVAT - Bela Horvat started out on his musical trajectories as a classical violinist at the ever-so-early age of 3 and continued down that same road until the age of 17. During this time, Bela studied at the Suzuki music school in Edinburgh, “GA Tartini" in Ljubljana and at the musical university of Vienna, where he studied with world-class violinist prof. L. Sorokow. Afterwards, Bela took a sharp turn in his musical development and ended up finishing another 4-year bachelor’s degree at the “Conservatorium van Amsterdam", graduating in Jazz-Composition and Music Analysis. It was during those years, that Bela once again picked up his violin and began experimenting with improvised music, such as Jazz and World music genres. In the years active, Bela played many solo and ensemble performances at venues and events, including the opera house of Venice, “Craighall" in Edinburgh, “Mozarteum" in Salzburg, “Slovenian Philharmony" in Ljubljana and the “Amsterdam Jazz Fest" in Amsterdam.