VS Guitar Duo is a duo that consists Vadim Kolpakov, the famous 7-string guitarist, special guest artist of Madonna's world tour "Sticky & Sweet", and his nephew young virtuoso Sasha Kolpakov. This family ensemble continues the tradition in the fourth generation of the Kolpakov artistic dynasty. Vadim and Sasha combine music from different parts of the world, including Spanish Flamenco, Jazz, Latin rhythms, Pop and Romany (Gypsy) funky sounds. The group always gets a great response and standing ovations of the audience.
VS Guitar Duo provides high class acoustic guitar music entertainment at any events, including weddings, corporate events, private parties, festival, concerts and more.
VS Guitar Duo provided the entertainment at my birthday and I could not have asked for better. Imagine your party with musicians of Madonna playing! Absolutely brilliant, highly recommended
The first time when we saw this guys was at my friend's birthday and surely we decided to hire this amazing guitar duo for our wedding. They was absolutely fantastic working out the crowd and getting everyone dancing. Everyone loved them! They made the party a roaring success!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Russian
What to Expect
Fun and exclusive entertainment for any occasion. Virtuoso and romantic music for almost any event. Flamenco, pop, jazz and world music on acoustic guitars. Dancers and other additional musicians such as percussionist/drummer, bassist, accordion, violinist and/or vocalist are available upon request. Expect professional sound and easy to work with artists. Contact us for more details.
About the musicians:
Vadim Kolpakov is a virtuoso Russian-Romany (Gypsy) seven-string guitarist, dancer, and vocalist. He has performed extensively in Russia and abroad, including at Carnegie Hall and the Kremlin. He has also participated in numerous musical projects on Russian, Canadian, and American television and radio. Since the mid-1990s, he has been a member of the Russian-Romany group The Kolpakov Trio, and in 2004 he assembled his own group in the United States, Via Romen. His musical repertoire includes 19th-century Russian seven-string guitar, and Gypsy, classical, rap, pop and world music. In 2008 and 2009, Vadim participated in Madonna’s “Sticky & Sweet” world tour as a part of The Kolpakov Trio.
Sasha Kolpakov Jr. is a young guitar virtuoso who comes from a Romani family that gave the world several generations of professional musicians. A graduate of the Nostsova Music College in Russia, Sasha has performed in Russia and abroad with various musical ensembles. He performs with VS Guitar Duo and Via Romen US–based ensemble, and in famous Russian ice show Carmen by Ilya Averbukh. Similar to his uncle Vadim, Sasha represents Kremona Guitars. He performs classical, Russian-Romany (Gypsy), pop, flamenco and jazz music.
Additional Booking Notes
Sound equipment PA system is required or can be provided upon request.
American, Latin, Russian pop covers.
Other Flamenco/Spanish and Latin tunes.
14. Entre dos Aquas
15. Roma (Vicente Amigo)
16. Spain by Chick Corea
17. Mediterranean Sandance (Al di Meola)
18. Besame mucho
20. Europe ( Santana)
21. Oblivion (Al Di Meola)
22. Desperado/Cancion de Mariachi (Antonio Banderas)
23. Historian de un amor
24. Dark Eyes
25. Medley of Gypsy tunes
27. Mar djanja
28. Chardash Monti
Here Comes the Sun – Beatles
Fragile – Sting
Shape of my heart – Sting
Let it Be
Adel – Rolling in the Deep
Fly me to the moon
Hit the road jack
Influences & Inspiration
Paco de Lucia
Al Di Meola
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: Thank you so much for delivering such a perfect surprise performance at my sister's wedding reception.…
Beverly Hills, CA
Recent review: These guys are amazing! They played at my 50th birthday party and are so great !! They are sweet…
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: These guys were VERY friendly and helpful, and even with some very pro musicians in the audience…
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: We were so pleased with the performance. The music was beautiful.