7.00 p.m.
Art Ensemble



Biel/Bienne | FAREL Saal

In collaboration with

Bohdan Ivasyk
Bohdan Ivasyk

Bohdan Ivasyk - the young Ukrainian violinist, winner of national and international competitions and Ukraines representative for the competition "Eurovision Young Musicians 2012" in Vienna, Austria.

Bohdan had his first violin lessons at the age of 5 in his hometown Kryvy Rih. Then he studied with the leading pedagogues, in particular, at the Lviv School of Music Solomiya Kruschelnytska, from which he graduated in the class of Ihor Pylatyuk with gold medal "For remarkable academic progress".

In 2017, he completed his bachelor's studies at the Cologne University of Music and Dance in the class of Viktor Tretyakov.

As a soloist he has already performed with the chamber orchestras "Lviv Virtuosi", "Kiev Soloists", "Akademia" as well as with the Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Zielona Góra Philharmonic Orchestras.

Participant of master classes LAUS Academy Dubrovnik 2013 and 2014, Garda Lake Music Master 2015, Villa Ferrette Academy 2018 and Keshet Eilon International Violin and String Summer 2018 Mastercourse (with Sergey Ostrovsky, Qian Zhou, Ilya Kaler and Olga Dubossarskaya-Kaler).

Now Bohdan is studying at the Geneva Conservatory (Haute école de musique de Genève) in the class of Sergey Ostrovsky.

Kostiantyn Tovstukha
Kostiantyn Tovstukha

Kostiantyn Tovstukha born in Ukraine. He attended the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow from 2008 to 2013, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree with honors. Later he attended master classes in Fiesole (I) (Professor Eliso Virsaladze) and in Brescia (Professor Dina Yoffe). He graduated with a Master's degree from the Hochschule für Musik in Bern under Professor Tomasz Herbut.

Konstiantyn has successfully participated in several competitions, he was a medalist in 2012 at the piano competition "Maria Canals" in Barcelon, he won the 1st prize at the piano competition Almaty in Kazakhstan and in 2016 he won bronze at the piano competition "Piano Campus" in Pontoise (France).

He has performed as a soloist with the Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra, Kazakhstan National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Symphonique de Cergy Pontoise (France), Odessa State Symphony Orchestra, Dnipro State Symphony Orchestra and Kharkiv Academic Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, he performed the world premiere of Alla Zagaykevych's piano concerto "L'ittinéraire", dedicated to him, at the Kiev State Philharmonic.

He currently teaches as a substitute at the Bern Conservatory. His solo repertoire includes piano concertos by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Prokofieff, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Mozart.