Konstantin Derri

Countertenor
Konstantin Derri

 Born in Krivoy Rog (Ukraine), Konstantin Derri began his musical career as a pianist in his hometown and, a little before he finished his piano studies at the music school, he started to take singing lessons. Continuing his studies already as a singer, he enrolled at the Academia Musical Chaikovski of Kiev.

At the end of 2009, he moved to Spain to study at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Valencia with Ana Luisa Chova and  Carles Budó; he also participated in Master Classes of the Academy of Early Music at the University of Salamanca with Richard Levitt. In 2013 he finished his higher studies and began a master's degree in "Operatic Interpretation" at Conservatório, finishing it in 2014.

He has won several awards, such as the second prize at the “Concurso de ópera barroca Antonio Cesti 2015” in Innsbruck (with his interpretation of Handel's opera music, which received excellent reviews from many experts in baroque music) and first prize at the competition “New Names” in Kiev. He was finalist in numerous competitions and has been given the promotion prize of "XVI Concurso Internacional de canto Feruccio Tagliavini" (Deutschlandsberg, Austria).

In opera he has performed in "Dido and Aeneas" (Socrer and Spirit)  by Purcell at the Teatro Real de Madrid with Aarón Zapico, Auditorio de Valencia, Teatre Ideal de Casteló de la Ribera, Teatre Auditori 'Francisco Chirivella' at Catarroja and at the Gran Teatre de Xátiva; "Le Nozze in sogno" (Scorbio) by Cesti, world premier at the 40th   Innsbruck Early Music Festival; “Farinelli, el castrato del rey Felipe" (Farinelli) adapted by Gustavo Tambascio at the Teatros del Canal de Madrid; "Giulio Cesare" (Tolomeo) by Haendel at the Allee Theater Hamburger Kammeroper; “Orfeo y Euridice" (Orfeo) by Gluck, at the premiere in Kiev, at the Auditorio Joaquín Rodrigo de Valencia and at the Auditorio de Riba-roja; "El mayor triunfo de la mayor guerra" (Luzeyo) by M. Ferreira, world premier at the XV Festival Internacional de música antigua i barroca de Peñíscola; "Rinaldo" (Rinaldo) by Haendel at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (cover), Teatro de la Ópera de Chemnitz, Auditorio de Riba-Roja and at the Auditorio Joaquín Rodrigo de Valencia, “Teseo” (Arcane) by Handel at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall of Moscú with Federico Sardelli, “La dori” (Bagoa), by Cesti  in the Innsbruck Early Music Festival with Ottavio Dantone, “Medeamaterial” by Dusapin at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Marco Angius, “L’invisible” by Reimann in the  Staatstheater Braunschweig  with Tatjana Gürbaca and “Orlando Furioso” (Medoro) by Vivaldi in the Festival della Valle d'Itria with Diego Fasolis.

Other highlight performances include Oratorio "La Colpa, Il Pentimento, la Grazia" (Pentimento) by  A. Scarlatti at the Festival de Música antigua de Sevilla with Aarón Zapico - Forma Antiqva; concerts at the Palau de la Música, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Valencia, 75º Festival Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Allee Theater Hamburger Kammeroper, Festival de música antigua de Zaragoza, Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Festival; a presentation concert of the CD “Joan Cabanilles, la Música d´un Temps", that was recorded with the Grup Valencià de Música Antiga 'Música Trobada' at the Palau de la Música de Valencia; a Christmas gala concert held in the Hall of Columns at the National Philharmonic of Ukraine  (Kiev), under the baton of Chief Conductor, Nykolay Dyadyura; “Carmina Burana” of Carl Orff at the Palau de la Música de Valencia and at the Auditorios de Torrente and Aldaia.

Konstantin Derri also performed in several Ukrainian opera houses, such as Kyiv National Opera, Kyiv National Philharmonic, Lviv National Opera, Dnepropetrovsk Opera, Donetsk Opera, Odesa National Opera, National Palace of Arts "Ukraina" and at the theatres of Chernigov, Lugansk, Mariupol, Krivoy Rog and Yalta.

Date Last Edited: 02/02/2020
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