Vadim was great! Super fun and flexible during my event, stopping when we asked and providing great entertainment for guests of the dinner.
International class, world virtuoso music. Acoustic-classical-Spanish-fusion guitar.
ABOUT THE MUSIC:
Virtuoso romantic and fiery pop, world, Spanish-flamenco, Romany (Gypsy), Jewish, Latin, classical and jazz music:
- Traditional and modern Pop, Romany (Gypsy), Russian, Jewish and World music
- Including repertoire of Gipsy Kings, Michael Jackson, Beatles and more ...
- Selected covers arranged for a guitar.
ABOUT VADIM: A local gem with a unique sound that wins the hearts of everyone – young and old. His music is romantic, beautiful, lyrical, passionate, fascinating and always captivating. It will make your event very special and unforgettable! His art rooted in Gypsy tradition, and enriched by Flamenco, Jazz and Latin cultures, enchant audiences with intricate improvisations, spell binding rhythms, and beautiful melodies. Vadim can perform as a soloist or with his band, duo or trio, as desired. Vadim's Kolpakov virtuosity have impressed the pop icon Madonna so much that she invited him to join her on the 2008-2009 Sticky and Sweet World tour. Vadim Kolpakov is a virtuoso seven-string guitarist, dancer and vocalist. A graduate of the Romany performing arts school Gilori, he studied guitar with his uncle and mentor Alexander Kolpakov in Moscow. At the age of 15, Vadim joined the Moscow Romen Theater as a guitarist, vocalist, dancer and dramatic actor. Since then, Vadim has performed extensively in Russia and abroad; he has given concerts in Carnegie Hall (New York City) as well as in the Kremlin (Moscow). He has participated in numerous musical projects on Russian, European, Canadian, and American television and radio. He was an artist-in-residence at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2006-2007. In 2008-2009, Vadim Kolpakov went on tour with Madonna as a performer in her Sticky and Sweet World tour. In addition to being the founder of the band Via Romen, Vadim performs in the guitar duo Zingaresca and as a special guest with various U.S. artists and bands. His musical repertoire includes Russian- and Romany-style compositions by Alexander Kolpakov, 19th-century Russian seven-string guitar repertoire, Spanish flamenco, Pop music, Jazz and his own compositions and interpretations on classical, rap and world music.
* Percussionist, professional Latin/Flamenco dancers, singers, violinist, accordion player and other musicians to compliment Vadim Kolpakov are available upon requests.
Vadim Kolpakov (or ensemble, as desired) can perform in many settings including: Private parties, small intimate club dates, fine restaurants, weddings, as well as festivals, college programs, receptions, corporate events, classical events/symphonies – and delightfully entertaining, large stage productions.
"Vadim Kolpakov is a genius guitarist, singer and dancer, who is producing on stage a fantastic music palette of colors" - Rada Volshaninova, Russian super-star singer.
"Such a beautiful tunes coming from the bottom of your heart!...this music is something" – Bob Kozak
"I love this music, listen to it in a car every day!" – Inna Wilson.
I would be happy to help you plan your special performance needs and provide the best music entertainment at your event!