The Master of Russian Gypsy Violin Oleg Ponomarev
Tuesday 19th May
Doors 7 pm/Start 8 pm
The programme is a dynamic and innovative cocktail of gypsy tunes from all over the world, spiced with soulful and heart-wrenching Klezmer music with added elements of jazz, Balkan and HotClub.
Oleg Ponomarev is a virtuoso violinist, composer and producer. He co-founded and performed extensively with legendary Russian-Gypsy trio 'Loyko' and World Music trio ‘KOSHKA’and has collaborated with numerous artists including Ravi Shankar, Yehudi Menuhin, Dr. Sumbramaniam, Ally Bain, Ezma Redzhepova, Kalman Balogh, Gidon Kremer & "Kremerata", Gilles Apap, Andre Heller's "Magneten", “Bratch”, “Mullarit”, Bill Lovelady, and Ronnie Wood from the "Rolling stones".
He has written or arranged several scores for film & video, including "Onegin" 1999, (featuring Ralph Fennes and Liv Tyler), "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” 2012, distributed by "20th Century Fox", has recorded and produced 30 albums under his own name or as a guest and is currently signed to ARC Records UK, Circular Records Scotland and ADASTRA UK.
Oleg Ponomarev (violin)
Drazen Derek (guitar)
Anna Abramochkina (vocal)
Anna Kiselyova (piano)