Thu, March 22, 2007 • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM • FAC 21
Vadim Kolpakov (from Moscow Romen Theater) is a virtuoso guitarist who has been steeped in the Russian Gypsy tradition from childhood. He plays the Russian 7-string guitar, sings and dances. The New York Times acclaimed Vadim's virtuoso guitar playing. He has toured extensively in the USA, the Russian Federation and Europe. In 2004 he founded the Boston, MA Russian Gypsy group: ViaRomen (ViaRomen.com).Oleg Timofeyev holds an M.A. in Early Music Performance from the University of Southern California (1993), and a Ph.D. in Performance Practice from Duke University (1999). Since 1983, he has been performing early music on original instruments of the plucked family (lute, guitar). In 1989 this interest brought him to the U.S. where he studied with Patrick O'Brien, James Tyler, and Hopkinson Smith. Timofeyev has recorded two CDs "The Golden Age of the Russian Guitar" which met with rave reviews. He is preparing several more discs of little-known Russian music of the 18th and 19th centuries for release with his group TALISMAN.