Type of Band: Variety
Number of Musicians: 3
Instruments: Violin, flute, piano
Music Styles Performed: Traditional, popular,
Performance Attire: Tuxedos, formal dress
Other Comments: This versatile ensemble
consists of three talented musicians. Violinist Arkadiy Gips, who immigrated
from Russia in 1995, is classically trained, but ethnic music, folk and
jazz are the heartbeat of his spellbinding playing. Flutist Cheri Papier
is a native Ohioan who treats audiences to her "family of flutes,"
ranging in size from piccolo to alto flute. She is a featured musician with
various local performing groups, including Zivili, Koleinu (the Columbus
Jewish Community Choir), The Sharyonim, and others. Pianist Mikhail Popov
came to the U.S. in 1990 from his native Leningrad, where he earned music
degrees from the Leningrad Conservatory. Mikhail is a classically trained
musician whose real love is jazz, bringing the ensembles music to
life with his impressive improvisational abilities.
about each of the performers displayed and described, was obtained directly
from each performer, and is therefore believed to be accurate.