“distinctive lyricism”, “immaculate technique” and “vigor…refinement… and drama”.
Following the premiere of his transcription of R. Strauss’ Four Last Songs at L’Esprit du Piano Festival in Bordeaux, France Konstantin has featured it on his South African Tour as well as many US venues including NYC’s Lyric Chamber Music Society, Nevada City’s Music In The Mountains, Sacramento’s Crocker Museum and Pianofest in The Hamptons where Konstantin is Artist In Residence for the past 7 years. In the recent seasons Konstantin became known for creating his operatic transcriptions that include La Boheme, Manon, La Traviata, Capriccio and Das Wunder Der Heliane. This season Konstantin returns to New Orleans where he won First and Audience Prizes a decade ago with one-night only solo performance featuring his own transcriptions. He will also appear in New York presented by Eurasia Festival and Lyric.
In 2013 Konstantin made his directorial debut as Assistant Music Director of the new opera Magic Mirror in Boston. Konstantin’s work as and actor includes bother theater and film: narrator with Miami Symphony’s Musimelange performance Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale, Forbidden Juilliard as multiple characters at Juilliard School and Club Makkor in NYC and Victor or Children in Power as Young Victor at Moscow State Satire Theatre, Moscow, Russia.
Konstantin stars as Pavel Sidorov in 2014 feature film Dishonorable Vendetta directed by Andre Josef. His other film credits are NYU shorts Decent Men, Ossetia and Hansel and Gretel Purchase Film School shorts Carbon Based and Pictures.
Konstantin is a producer and host of “Real pianists of The Hamptons” – the first ever classical music reality show made at Pianofest in The Hamptons where Konstantin is Artist in Residence since 2011. He appeared on many television and radio interviews including NPR’s “Performance Today” with Fred Child.
Highlights if Konstantin’s career include appearances with Johannesburg Philharmonic and Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra as part of his South African tour as well as Miami Symphony Orchestra, Richmond, Austin, Auburn, Westmoreland, Virginia and Asheville Symphony Orchestras.
His solo performances took him to London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Weill Recital and Zankel Halls at Carnegie Hall, Phillips Collection in Washington, DC and Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland to name a few. Following his 2006 William Petschek Debut Recital Award performance at Alice Tully Hall, in New York’s Lincoln Center, The New York Times headlined its review: “Romanticism so intense it warms up Philip Glass.”
Konstantin has worked with an array of distinguished conductors, among them: Daniel Meyer, Gérard Korsten, Eduardo Marturet, Rebecca Miller, James DePreist, Emmanuel Siffert, Jahja Ling, François-Xavier Roth, Doron Salomon, Timothy Muffitt, Conrad von Alphen, Michael Goodwin, Stephen Ramsey, Mary Woodmansee Green, Enrique Bátiz Campbell, Allan Stephenson, David Scarr, Omri Hadari, Andrew Grams, and Emil Tabakov.
Konstantin is a board member of Southampton Cultural Center, NY, Hamptons Music Sessions, NY and has adjudicated competitions such as Piano Ohio, Hong Kong Music Association and Connecticut Piano Teacher’s Association.
Konstantin is an alumnus of The Juilliard School where he has earned his BM, MM, and AD degrees under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. Born in Moscow to a family of artists he studied at the Moscow Central Special Music School, under the auspices of the Moscow State Conservatory, with Anatoly Ryabov.
Konstantin is a recipient of over 15 awards, including: Second Prize, 2011 Iowa International Piano Competition; Third Prize, 2011 Bosendorfer International Piano Competition; Second Prize and Audience Prize, 2010 Ima Hogg International Competition; First Prize and Audience Prize, 2007 New Orleans International Piano Competition; William Petschek Debut Recital Award; Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans; Second Prize, 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa; Third Prize, 2003 Cleveland International Piano Competition; The Juilliard School’s Arthur Rubinstein Award; The Juilliard School’s 2003 Gina Bachauer Competition; First Prize, 2002 Hilton Head International Piano Competition; Second Prize, 2002 Walter W. Naumburg International Piano Competition.