Vadim Kolpakov is one of the most prominent and renowned Romani (Gypsy) 7-string guitarists in the world, as well as vocalist, dancer and composer. He comes from a well-known Kolpakov music dynasty that has three generations of virtuoso guitarists. Vadim specializes in Gypsy music from Europe with the fusion of Jazz, Pop, Flamenco, Latin and other World Music. Vadim is an artistic director of Via Romen company, he runs several projects with various musicians, singers and dancers, such as Zingaresca Ensemble and VS Guitar Duo. He performs at concerts, festivals, private and corporate events, and is also known as a great guitar teacher and teaches classes online and in person.
Several times Vadim collaborated and toured worldwide with pop-icon Madonna and famous band Gogol Bordello. As part of VIA Romen band, Vadim toured with established Jewish singer, Svetlana Portnyansky in the U.S. and Israel, and recorded CD “Triple Delight”. They had many shows at the Dollywood amusement park in Tennesee and Silver Dollar City in Missouri. Vadim and VIA Romen collaborated with Balalaika Orchestra of Atlanta and Musical Connections company in Texas, and traveled to Singapore for performances.