Arkadiy Gips

Violin from Columbus, OH - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$150 - $250 per hour
Genuine world-class artist, Arkadiy Gips, brings the audiences to cheers as well as tears when he plays violin.

“If 'music is a king,' then Arkadiy Gips certainly wears a crown” was the media's response to the first performances of Columbus Ohio's new immigrant from Kiev, Ukraine. Arkadiy began playing violin at the age of three and at six, he was admitted to the School for Talented Children in Kiev.

Classically trained by Vladimir Novak, who later founded Holland's leading music school, Arkadiy Gips began performing with chamber and symphony orchestras as well as performing solo acts. Being a laureate of many national and international music competitions, he continued his education and graduated from the Rostov Music Conservatory. Gips became a well-known violinist in Eastern Europe where he played with a variety of orchestras. His performances included Ukrainian, Jewish, Gypsy, Hungarian and Polish music. In addition to ethnic music, his interests varied, among them country, folk and jazz. In the U.S., Arkadiy has performed with many noted musicians, playing jazz and country in addition to ethnic and classical styles of music. Today, Arkadiy not only plays, but conducts, arranges and composes music.

Arkadiy's trio “Amazing Strings” with keyboardist Roman Zhuravlov and vocalist Lyudmila Smirnov have captivated the hearts of audiences in the U. S. and Canada. When on tour with the critically acclaimed play, “Fiddler on the Roof,” Theodore Bikel was so spellbound by “Amazing Strings”, that he nearly missed his stage call! Many years of performing with “Amazing Strings” resulted with the release of “Yidishe Soul,” “Amazing Strings'” first CD. Arkadiy was featured on another CD, “American Gypsy,” with internationally recognized composer and 12-string guitarist, Neil Jacobs, and award-winning bassist John Douglas. The CD was nominated”Album of the Year” by the American Independent Music Awards. Both Gips and Jacobs have extensive knowledge of Balkan and Slavic folk music and have performed with and composed for the internationally acclaimed group “Zivili” on numerous occasions, including a memorable journey into the Balkans performing for refugees and culminating in a major concert in the war-ravaged center of Sarajevo.
A splendid duet “Dialogue,” with Arkadiy Gips and pianist and composer, Mikhail Popov, has been known for years all over U.S. for their combination of magnificence and dynamic rhythm. Their self-titled CD, “Dialogue,” is as much popular as their live performances.

Arkadiy's interests are far more than only music. His long-time dream to make a theatrical performance of Jewish music with the stories of real Jewish people was finally fulfilled in several performances, “Candle of Life,” “To America with Hope”. Today, Arkadiy Gips continues to explore new forms of expressing his thoughts and emotions towards his music and his culture. For many years Arkadiy Gips and world-known 7-string guitarist Vadim Kolpakov have been performing Roma music in numerous festivals in the USA and Canada.
Arkadiy and Vadim together with master of Russian Roma music Alexander Kolpakov created “The Kolpakov Trio”. Their trio was invited to perform in Madonna's “Sticky and Sweet” tour and has brought very colorful music to it.
Solo Violin
Starting at $150
  • Classical, Jazz, Pop, Latin, Gypsy, Jewish or World favorites
Wedding Violin
Starting at $150
  • Prelude, ceremony, recessional wedding music, cocktail hour
Jewish Event Violinist
Starting at $150
  • Bedeken, Chupa, Jewish cocktail hour
  • Bar/ Batmitzvas, Brith, Birthdays, Univercaries
  • Services, Religious events
  • Jewish music concerts - traditional and modern
Gypsy Violin Trio
Starting at $500
  • Gypsy Jazz trio with guitar and upright bass
Chamber Ensemble
Starting at $500
  • Violin, Flute and Piano
Concert - Arkady Gips and Friends
Starting at $1,500
  • Concert stage performance
  • - Gypsy
  • - Chamber classical
  • - Jazz and fusion
Pop violin
Classical violin
Jazz violin
Gypsy violin
World music violin
Latin violin
One Man Band
Jazz One Man Band
Celtic Fiddler
Classical Violin
Strolling Violinist
Jazz Violin
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Arkadiy Gips will also travel to Westerville, Blacklick, New Albany, Worthington, Lewis Center, Reynoldsburg, Galena, Dublin, Powell, Groveport, Hilliard, Pickerington, Johnstown, Pataskala, Amlin, Grove City, Canal Winchester, Sunbury, Unionville Center, Alexandria, Galloway, Lockbourne, Croton, Marysville, Baltimore, Delaware, Plain City, Centerburg, Carroll, Broadway.
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