Alexey Arkhipovskiy

Alexey Arkhipovskiy

 Moscow, Moscow, RUS

One of the most phenomenal talents embracing composer's, virtuoso's and performer's art to express various genres and wide range of music styles from contemporary to classics, jazz or rock. Plays balalaika on the highest level of master skills and creates new Universe named Alexey Arkhipovskiy.


Alexey Archipovsky was born in the Krasnodar Region of Russia in the city of Tuapse in 1968. He began studying balalaika at the age of 9, after becoming infected with a love for music from his harmonica- and accordion-playing father. His parents actually wanted to enroll him in music school to study accordion, but the instructors there said that he was too small for that instrument. Fortunately for us, they suggested that a balalaika would be a more appropriate choice for his small stature.

Alexey’s technical virtuosity comes from years of formal schooling (Gnessin State Musical College in Moscow) and training for various competitions, which he began winning as early as 1985 (Third Russian Contest of Folk Instrument Performers).

Upon completing his formal musical training, he joined as a soloist the Smolensk Folk Orchestra. The orchestra wasdirected by the legendary conductor V. Dubrovskiy, who inspired Alex to begin experimenting and testing the limits of his instrument.

later Alex was noticed by the famous Russian folk singer Ludmila Zykina, who invited him in 1998 to the State Academic Russian Folk Ensemble "Russia".That helped him gain entry to international music festivals and festivals of Russian culture around the globe (USA, China, South Korea, Germany, France, Spain, and Bulgaria).

In the past few years the number of invitations for Alexey to perform has steadily increased. He performs solo concerts and participates at the diverce festivals. His almost 90 minutes program is reach, exciting and intertaining and always mets ecstatic audiences reaction. A brief glance at the videos available on the Internet will explain immediately why Alexey’s world-wide popularity is rising rapidly.


dvd album "Alexey Arkhipovskiy" 2009.

Set List

Average solo concert of Alex Arkhipovskiy consists of two sets 45 min each.
Depending on the demands of the event, duration of the concert can be adjusted.

1. Intro-Barynya
2. Beauty
3. Vanya
4. Hand-organ
5. Insomnia
6. Cheloveche
7. Rain
8. Road to home
9. Eastern
10. Cinderella