Samedi 27 juin 2015 – 20h00
Hôtel Magnol – Montpellier
Konstantin Boyarsky – alto
William Sabatier – bandonéon
Konstantin Boyarsky is a Principal Violist of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He 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 with the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he studied under 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 United Kingdom where Konstantin attended the Yehudi Menuhin School, studying there for four 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 Dr. Felix Andrievsky and Simon Rowland-Jones, with additional instruction from Yuri Bashmet, Natalia Gutman, and Igor Sulyga (of the 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 was awarded a “Diploma of Honour” from Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. In 2003 Konstantin was a prizewinner of the International Tertis Viola Competition. In addition to his work with the Royal Opera, Mr. Boyarsky performs many solo and chamber music concerts throughout the U.K. and Europe as well as venues in Asia, Oceania, North, Central, and South America. Despite his busy performing schedule, Konstantin maintains a great passion for teaching. In addition to teaching at various international music festivals master classes, he is a guest professor at the Royal College of Music in London. Instrumentalists with whom Konstantin has collaborated as a soloist and chamber musician include the late Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Natalia Gutman, Nikolaj Znaider, and Lang Lang, among others. He has also worked with conductors Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Antonio Pappano, among others.
Konstantin is also a busy composer who has written a number of instrumental compositions and arrangements for viola and other instruments as well as two ballets, Sleepers and Children of War, which he wrote in collaboration with the Royal Ballet School of Dancing. Sleepers was also included in a feature on the BBC’s South Bank Show. In July 2008 Boyarsky was commissioned to write a chamber work for Radio France and the arts channel Mezzo. The work, Mosaique Musicale, was very well received and was broadcast several times around the world to critical acclaim.
In 2010 Mr. Boyarsky was named the UK’s Best Young Classical Composer by the web-magazine suite101.com.
Le bandonéoniste William Sabatier, aborde très jeune l’univers du tango, au contact de son père. Sa rencontre avec le bandonéoniste français Olivier Manoury, va l’orienter vers une technique plus actuelle de son instrument.
Aujourd’hui grand spécialiste de la musique d’Astor Piazzolla, William Sabatier mène une carrière de soliste invité par de nombreux orchestres classiques (Orchestre Régional d’Auvergne, Europeen Camerata , Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Orchestre lyrique d’Avignon, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Nederlands Kamerorkest…) en tant que soliste et arrangeur dans les œuvres pour orchestre du maître argentin. Il travaille également avec de grands solistes et chefs d’orchestres mondiaux tels que Gordan Nikolic, Laurent Quenelle, Svetlin Roussev pour le violon et Arie Van Beek, Peter Csaba, François Xavier Roth pour les chefs d’orchestre.
Il participe à de nombreuses créations théâtrales (en 2000 Novecento avec Jean François Balmer) ainsi que des ballets (en 1999, avec Maurice Béjart sur le spectacle Che Quijote y Bandonéon). Il écrit la musique de tous les dernier spectacles de Laurent Vercelletto depuis 2006: John & Joe, L’or de Blaise Cendrars, La Cas Quijote de Philippe Vincenot, 54-13 de Jean Bernand Pouy ou Un Steak de Jack London.
Il côtoie depuis des années les meilleurs musiciens de tango (Osvaldo Calo , Mauricio Angarita , Ciro Perez, Diego Trosman, Enrique Pascual, Juan Cedron, Olivier Manoury, Vidal Rojas…).
J.S. Bach: Chaconne (arrangement pour alto en sol mineur)
A. Piazzolla: Escualo, oblivion, Chiquilin of Bachin, Regresso al amor, Vuelvo on Al.
K. Boyarsky : “In search of Harold” – Fantaisie pour alto solo d’après Berlioz
15€ (Tarif réduit 10 € sur justificatif pour étudiant et demandeurs d’emploi)