MUSIC OF THE ROMANI (GYPSY), JEWISH, and EASTERN EUROPEAN TRADITION
The Italian word “Zingaresca” means “in a Gypsy style." Formed in 2006, ZINGARESCA ENSEMBLE is a product of collaboration between the celebrated Romani (“Gypsy”) virtuoso Vadim Kolpakov, the pioneer in the revival of the seven-string guitar Oleg Timofeyev, and the Juilliard-trained baritone Anton Belov. The ensemble interweaves classical Eastern European guitar heritage with the best traditions of the Romani and Jewish diaspora, thus blending the sophistication of classical music with the fiery vitality of folk musical expression.
In addition to concerts, Zingaresca offers educational programs geared toward colleges and universities. Such programs include:
Screening of Arbatfilm’s new documentary “Gypsy Vengerka” (90 mins, 2022), followed by the Q&A session
Lecture on Romani culture and history