Born: October 15, 1974 Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Born 1974 in Kiev (Ukraine).In his music family father was also jazz saxophonist, and grandfather was professor of academy of music in Kiev.
At around the age of nine Robert has begun to play the clarinet under direction of his father and grandfather.
He started practicing the classic music of Mozart, Weber, Shpor, etc. In 1982 he has started to practice at music college in Kiev. In 1988 Robert has started to practice alto saxophone because he loved jazz music more, and of course, he loved the musice of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane.
He continued learn at academy of jazz music in Kiev. 1991 Immigrated to Israel he immediately joined the forefront of the Israeli Jazz scene.
In 1992-1996 Studied in New York under direction of Mr.Phil Woods.
1996 back to Israel since then he has formed and lead several bands in the country.
Since 2002 Robert Anchipolovsky working in popular international television Show Seven Birds He continues to participate in Jazz festivals all over the world and his career includes work with legendary musicians from the first line such as: Phil Woods, Valery Ponomarev, Randy Brecker, Brian Linch, Larry Willis, Curtis Fuller, Steve Turre, Mulgrew Miller, Jim Rotondy, Deborah Brown.
Taking jazz on traditional main-stream, Anchipolovsky has established himself as a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant performer and an artist passionately committed to his music.
The intensive concert appearances were combined with musician's participation in big jazz contests. Robert Anchipolovsky plays with powerful intensity, sophisticated technique and remarkable sensitivity. Anchipolovsky is constantly continuing to innovate and to renew his repertoire and styles.
While in Europe,he has performed and recorded with some of the finest European musicians Tony Pancella, Pietro Iodice, Massimo Moriconi, Massimo Manzi, Bepi D'Amato, Max Ionata, Leonid Ptashka, Jamie O'Donnell, Ruslan Sirota, Igor Nadezhdin, Daniil Kramer.
In 2004 has received the first premium on International Massimo Urbani Award “I.M.U.A.” 2004 Robert Anchipolovsky has participated in many jazz festivals in Israel, Europe, Russia and USA.
Wichita Jazz Festival
Paris International Jazz Festival
Jazz Blues & Video Tape Festival
Fetival Of Israel
The Red Sea Jazz Festival
Camerino Jazz Festival
Chieti Jazz Festival
Umbria Winter Jazz Festival
Ptashaka Jazz Festival At Sea
Tel Aviv Jazz Festival
Hermitazh Garden Jazz Festival
--Larry Appelbaum, JAZZ TIMES