Sergei Chipenko born in Russia in 1961. He graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Music named Gnessin,as a pianist, composer and conductor. Sergey collaborated with internationaly renown legends Rudolf Nureyev, Dmitry Shostakovich, Shchedrin, Evgeny Svetlanov, Mstislav Rostropovich, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Dora Schwartzberg.
Sergey Chipenko is Honored Artist of Russia , Professor Emeritus.
Sergey Chipenko was a leader and conductor of the chamber and symphony orchestra. 20 years ago, Sergey created a famous and very successful band «Trans-Atlantic» . With «Trans-Atlantic» Sergey toured many countries of the world. Under Segey's leadership «Trans-Atlantic» became one the best Smooth Jazz bands in the world. Sergey wrote music for the best Russian theaters. Also Sergey wrote music to greater than forty movies.
Diverse range of Sergey's talent is unique: symphonic, jazz, piano music…
Pianist, composer and arranger Sergey Chipenko moved to United States in 2012 . Legendary jazz critic Don Heckman wrote about Sergei in The International Review of Music : "Pianist Sergei Chipenko, whose resume includes gigs with everyone from Jeff Lorber and David Sanborn to Dave Koz and Will Kennedy, displayed keen mastery of far-ranging jazz styles, moving easily from bebop to swing to stride and beyond"
Sergey Chipenko plays and collaborates with jazz legends such as – David Sanborn, David Mann, Nicky Richards, Phil Perry, Dave Koz, Brian Simpson, Richard Elliot, Mindi Abair, Eric Marienthal, Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Will Kennedy, Carlincia Peck, Bob McChasney, J. DiBlasi, Ellis Hall, John Daversa, Michael Lington, William "Mickey" Stevenson, Raymond Brooks, Jacob Nakhman and many others.