Hailed by critics as Monsieur 100,000 Volts, pianist Andreas Boyde’s performances have electrified audiences worldwide. Having secured a reputation as an esteemed artist, he has appeared as a soloist with internationally renowned orchestras, such as 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, among others. Furthermore, he was appointed by the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt Artist in Residence for the season 2018/19.
Boyde has concertised internationally in Austria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and Vietnam. Venues where he has appeared to acclaim 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.
Andreas Boyde has premiered contemporary compositions such as Paul Schoenfield’s Piano Concerto Four Parables for the European Premiere, and John Pickard’s Piano Concerto dedicated to Boyde himself. The pianist has recorded the entire piano works of Johannes Brahms for OehmsClassics in coproduction with Westdeutscher Rundfunk on CD. Boyde’s reconstruction of the Schubert Variations by Robert Schumann, published by Hofmeister Musikverlag, testifies to his interest in musicology. For the first time, this work was heard in New York as part of a Schumann piano recital and has since received much attention. Numerous radio and television recordings as well as CD releases complete his musical works.
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. He now lives in London.
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