Konstantin Derri

Countertenor
Konstantin Derri

Born in Kryvyi Rig (Ukraine), Konstantin Derri began his musical career studying piano, graduating from Kryvyi Rig music college (Piano) in 2007.

In 2009 Konstantin entered the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Valencia (Valencia, Spain) under the tutelage of Professor Ana Luisa Chova and pianist Carles Budó. In 2014 he finished his Bachelor and Master degrees. He regularly participates in the Master Classes of the Academy of Early Music at the University of Salamanca with Richard Levitt.

He has won several prizes in International singing competitions, such us 6th International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Cesti in Innsbruck (2nd prize),  “New Names” in Kiev (1st prize) and International Singing Competition «Ferruccio Tagliavini» in Deutschlandsberg, Austria (finalist, the award and the promotional prize winner).

In opera he has performed in  “Dido and Aeneas” by Purcell (as Socrer and Spirit) at Madrid’s Teatro Real, Castelo de la Ribera’s Teatre Ideal, Catarroja’s Teatre Auditori Francisco Chirivella, Xativa’s Gran Teatre and at the Auditorio de Valencia; "Le Nozze in sogno" by Cesti, (as Scorbio), world Premier at the 40th Innsbruck Festival of Early Music; “Giulio Cesare” by Haendel, (as Tolomeo), at Hamburger Kammeroper; "Farinelli, el castrato del rey Felipe" adapted by Gustavo Tambaschio at Madrid’s Teatros del Canal; "El mayor triunfo de la mayor guerra" by Manuel Ferreira, (as Luzeyo), at the 15 International Festival of Medieval and Baroque Music of Peñiscola - the first ever performance; “Rinaldo” by Haendel, (as Rinaldo), at the Auditorio de Valencia and the Auditorio de Riba-Roja (in Valencia and Riba Roja); “Orfeo ed Euridice" by Gluck, (as Orfeo), at the Kiev Opera and Auditorio of Valencia.

In addition, Konstantin Derri has sung in recitals and concerts at the 33th Sevil Festival of Early Music, at the Festival La Quincena Musical of San Sebastian, at the Zaragoza Festival of Early Music, at the Rheinsberg Kammeroper, at the Palau de la Musica of Valencia and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Valencia, at the Hamburger Theaternacht, at the Hamburger Kammeroper, at the Theater of ESCM Madrid, Toccata en A in Madrid, in a Christmas gala concert held in the Hall of Columns at the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, headed by Chief Conductor Nikolay Diadiura, in a concert to present the CD “Joan Cabanilles, la música d´un temps" which was recorded with the Grup Valencià de Música Antiga “Música Trobada” at the Palau de la Música, Valencia, in “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff at the Palau de la Música of Valencia, and at the Auditorio of Torrente and Aldaia (Spain).

Prior to moving to Spain, Konstantin performed in a number of Ukranian opera houses, amongst them the Lviv National Opera, Dnipropetrovsk Opera, Donetsk Opera, Kyiv Opera, Kyiv National Opera of Ukraine, Odessa National Opera Kyiv National Philharmonic,and the Music theatres of Chernigov, Lugansk, Mariupol, Krivoy Rog, and Yalta.

Date Last Edited: 25/11/2016
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