Dr. Timofeyev brings his vast knowledge of the Russian guitar tradition, repertoire, and historical practice. He recorded more than a dozen CD albums featuring the neglected treasures of Russian guitar music, performed innumerous concerts around the world, and is the main organizer of IARGUS, the only annual event in the world solely dedicated to the Russian guitar.
Vadim Kolpakov has been steeped in the Russian Roma musical tradition from childhood, and he is equally stunning playing the seven-string guitar, singing, and dancing. He has toured extensively in the USA and Europe, performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Harvard University, Colony Theater (Miami, FL), and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.). He is director of the Russian Gypsy Traditional Music and Dance ensemble “VIA ROMEN.”
In 2002, as a recipient of a Fulbright grant, Oleg Timofeyev was teaching historical performance practice at the Maimonides Conservatory in Moscow. He attended a concert given by Vadim and his uncle, and was deeply impressed by their flamboyant, highly charismatic performance. He immediately thought of a possible joint project, and already in 2003 they recorded their first collaborative CD “Stesha,” dedicated to the famous Gypsy prima donna of the 1820s. Since then, Vadim Kolpakov moved to the US, and together with Oleg created their duo, ZINGARESCA. Their guitar duets were released in 2005 on the CD “Mikhail Vysotsky and the Gypsies of Moscow” (on Günter Hänssler Profil label). They performed at a variety of venues around the US, including many colleges and research universities, as well as musical festivals.
ZINGARESCA DUO offers
• performance of their guitar duo;
• lectures on Russian music in general and Russian seven-string guitar history in particular;
• workshops an masterclasses of Classical, Russian, and Gypsy guitar styles as well Russian-Gypsy dance.
Copyright © 2015. Vadim Kolpakov.