Biography

Konstantin Dobroykov is part of the management team behind State Opera Plovdiv since 2013 as one of its primary conductors. In 2014 he received an invitation from State Philharmonic Košice, Slovakia, where he conducted three concerts in two consecutive seasons. Further engagements with the Bratislava Radio Symphony and the Sinfonietta Bratislava followed in 2015.

 

Between 2011 and 2013, Konstantin Dobroykov was the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, Maestro Dobroykov assisted numerous opera-, stage- and ballet productions at Boston University and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

 

Also an accomplished and highly acclaimed percussionist, Konstantin Dobroykov has seventeen years of experience as a percussionist in a large number of symphony orchestras around the world. He has been fortunate to perform under the baton of some of today’s most revered conductors – Sir Simon Rattle, Robert Spano, David Zinman, and H. Robert Reynolds among others.

 

Born into a family of musicians, maestro Dobroykov started his musical education at the age of six at the Dobrin Petkov School of Music in Plovdiv, majoring in Percussion Performance, with a minor in Piano Performance. After graduating from Idyllwild Arts Academy in 2003, Konstantin Dobroykov studied percussion instruments with the legendary Michael Rosen, as well as orchestral conducting with Bridget-Michaele Reischl at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. In Oberlin he was awarded with a full scholarship, a full ride, and the Dean of the Conservatory Scholarship. Besides a Bachelor’s degree, his artistic and academic achievements at the Oberlin Conservatory earned him the Phi Kappa Lambda Prize for Musicianship, in addition to being elected a member of the Society of Phi Kappa Lambda. In 2010, he received a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting from University and University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) and was awarded a Certificate for Excellence in Scholarship. While at UNCSA, he studied with Ransom Wilson and was the recipient of both the “Robert Franz Conducting Fellowship” and the “West Side Story Fellowship”.

 

Between 2010-2013, Konstantin Dobroykov spent three years at Boston University as a candidate for the Doctoral degree in Orchestral Conducting. His conducting teachers and mentors include conductors David Hoose, Gunther Schuller, Ransom Wilson, and Ann Howard Jones among others.

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Radio

Nielsen: Concerto for Flute, FS 119
Bartók: Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz 113/BB 118
Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Prokofiev: Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19
Liadov: The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
Grainger: The Warriors for Orchestra, 3 Pianos and Percussion
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33


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