Alexey Arhipovsky

Alexey Arkhipovsky
Background information
BornTemplate:Birth date
Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
Genresjazz, folk music, Ethnic Russian music,
Associated actsLyudmila Zykina
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Alexey Arhipovsky (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; May 15, 1967) – is a Russian balalaika player.[1] He was born in the town of Tuapse, Krasnodar Territory, Russia on May 15, 1967. His father played the garmon and accordion. At the age of 9, Arhipovsky started at musical school to study the balalaika. Later he entered Gnessin State Musical College, the department of folk instruments, class – balalaika.

In 1985 he became a laureate of the Contest of Folk Instrument Performers in Russia. From 1998 he toured around Russia and abroad with the State Academic Folk Ensemble "Rossiya" Russia directed by Lyudmila Zykina. He cooperated with Stas Namin, the musician, composer, and record producer. Arhipovsky took part in festivals of Russian culture in the United States, China, South Korea, Germany, France, Spain and Bulgaria. He participated in jazz festivals in Russia and abroad, in radio and TV programmes.

During his tours, fans compared his performance with Paganini and Jimi Hendrix.[2] [3] [4]

He recorded a DVD album Alexey Arhipovsky in 2009.


  2. Owston, Jim (12 July 2011). "Reading between the Grooves: Alexei Arkhipovskiy: Balalaika Varna".
  4. "America Magazine". America Magazine.