Konstantin Boyarsky

Viola, Composer


Viola player Konstantin Boyarsky was born in Russia into a family of musicians and began playing the violin at the age of six. He attended The Music School affiliated to the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he studied with Professor Inna Gauhman.
From an early age he took part in public concerts at prestigious venues in Russia including the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. At the age of 13 his musical talent was recognised by a special award for Performing Arts given by the Russian Fund for Culture.  In 1990 his family left Russia and in 1991 settled in the UK where he went to Yehudi Menuhin School, studying there for three years with his mother Natalia Boyarsky. In 1999, Konstantin completed a Bachelor of Music course and in summer 2000 a postgraduate course in advanced performance with distinction at the Royal College of Music where he studied with Doctor Felix Andrievsky, Simon Rowland-Jones and took lessons from Yuri Bashmet, Natalia Gutman and Igor Suliga (Kopelmann quartet). During that time he won many major awards including The Malcolm Sargent Award and Martin Fund. He was a winner of 1999 Bernard Shore viola competition and got a “Diploma of Honour” from Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy  .In 2003 Konstantin was a prize winner of the International Tertis viola competition.
At present Konstantin is working as a Principal violist of the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden as well as giving many solo and chamber music concerts around England, most European countries and worldwide venues in Asia, USA, Central and South America.

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