We’ve seen them in Madonna‘s “Gypsy” section during the Sticky & Sweet Tour. Two 7-string guitarists and 1 violin player made stadiums sing “Lela Pala Tute” without even knowing what it means! The Kolpakov Trio consists of world-renowned soloist and composer Sasha Kolpakov, his nephew Vadim Kolpakov, and violin virtuoso Arkadiy Gips and performed with Madonna 3 songs, including their solo moment of “Doli Doli“.
Orato.com recently sat down with them and asked them everything we wanted to learn, including how they got the gig with Madonna!
Orato.com: How did you get involved in Madonna’s Sweet & Sticky Tour?
Vadim: Eugene Hutz from the Gogol Bordello band is a friend of Madonna’s and our cousin. She just directed him in a film called Filth and Wisdom. He recommended us to Madonna.
Read the full interview here!