Composer, singer, pianist and the leading choral conductor of Yiddish song in the Former USSR. Polina Achkinazi-Shepherd has performed and taught internationally. Her specially developed choral teaching methods are based on instrumental ornamentation and Jewish modes. Performs with her own a capella ensemble, ‘The Vocal Quartet Ahkenazim’ and works with the Sound & Light Cinematic Duo, who play live [...]
ARIADNA(voice) and SEFARAD-ensemble was founded in 2001. The creative work of the group and her soloist Ariadna are unique in the Russian music life’s conditions. The musical approach of the group is quite untraditional, combining the material of Jewish melodies and songs (Ashkenasies and Sefards) with the principles of contemporary improvisational interpretation.