Andreas Boyde

Piano

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Andreas Boyde

Piano

Andreas Boyde is more than just a pianist: he is an explorer of meaning as well as a musicologist and passionate performer - a rare combination.
Crescendo Magazine

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Hailed by the critics as “Monsieur 100,000 Volts”, pianist Andreas Boyde’s performances have electrified audiences worldwide. His recitals in renowned concert venues and appearances as soloist have secured his reputation as an esteemed pianist.

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Hailed by critics as “Monsieur 100,000 Volts”, Andreas Boyde’s performances have electrified audiences worldwide. His recitals in renowned concert venues and appearances as soloist with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Radio Orchestra, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, the Zürich Kammerorchester, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Hallé Orchestra Manchester, the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Sinfoniker, the London Mozart Players, the Berliner Sinfonieorchester and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra have secured Boyde’s reputation as an esteemed performing artist.

Boyde has performed internationally in venues acress Europe, New Zealand, Asia and North America, where he has appeared to acclaim in venues which include Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall London, Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Zürich Tonhalle, Munich Herkulessaal, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Berlin Konzerthaus, Munich Philharmonic Hall, Hamburg Musikhalle, Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Munich Prinzregenten Theatre and Pierpont Morgan Library New York.

Boyde’s extensive CD recordings have received five star reviews from leading music magazines, praising his interpretations “a stroke of genius” (Fono Forum, Germany). He has recorded the complete solo piano works by Johannes Brahms (produced by OehmsClassics), and he enjoys a close association with German radio, with frequent broadcasts and productions.

The sought-after pianist’s wide-ranging repertoire encompasses all major areas of the piano literature. Also committed to contemporary music, he gave the European premiere of Paul Schoenfield’s Piano Concerto Four Parables, as well as the first performance of John Pickard’s Piano Concerto, which is dedicated to Boyde himself. Boyde’s musicological interests are demonstrated in his reconstruction of the ‘Schubert’ Variations by Robert Schumann (now published by Hofmeister Leipzig), a work that has enjoyed great international acclaim since Boyde gave its premiere in New York at the Pierpont Morgan Library in 2000.

Andreas Boyde was born in Oschatz, Germany, where he entered the Book of Honour in 2012. He studied with Christa Holzweißig and Amadeus Webersinke in Dresden, and subsequently with James Gibb in London at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. His mentor and promoter Malcolm Frager also proved a major influence. Andreas Boyde lives in London.

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Reviews —

Andreas Boyde is more than just a pianist: he is an explorer of meaning as well as a musicologist and passionate performer - a rare combination

Crescendo Magazine

A phenomenally clear interpretation which leaves the listener only dimly aware of their undoubted technical hurdles

Klassic.com

A masterful performer

Klassik Heute

Captivating. This is a disc to get, and a signal to hear more Brahms from Boyde

Fanfare Magazine

The pianist Andreas Boyde: humble as a human being, brilliant as a musician

Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany

Andreas Boyde has singlemindedly pursued his ideal interpretations of the composer’s compositions

Arkiv Music

Selected Discography —

Schumann Recital, Düsseldorf

His Carnaval does not pale even when compared with Michelangeli’s.

BBC Music Magazine

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2

A stroke of genius.

Fono Forum, Germany

Pictures & Reflections: Mussorgsky and Ravel

Consummate skill and breathtaking ability.

Music on the Web

Dvorak and Schoenfield: Piano Concertos

A virtuosity which bordered on the superhuman.

Sächsische Zeitung, Germany

Schumann and Brahms Variations

A stroke of luck for the music by Robert Schumann.

Leipziger Volkszeitung, Germany
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