Isaac Bovyer (b. 1994) is a cellist hailing from Los Angeles, California. An active freelance musician, Bovyer has performed with a myriad of ensembles, such as the RTE Concert Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Libra Strings, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Eastman Philharmonia, Music NOVA, the Meliora Piano Trio, and the American Youth Symphony. Bovyer has also performed with artists across different genres, ranging from violinist Noah Bendix-Bagley, to Barry Manilow.
Most recently, Bovyer earned a Master of Arts in Classical String Performance with First Class Honours at the University of Limerick Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, under the mentorship of Aoife nic Athlaoich, where he was also a recipient of the Anthony Foley Scholarship. In 2018, Bovyer graduated with a Master’s Degree in Cello Performance at the University of Rochester Eastman School of Music, as a student of Alan Harris. Additionally, Bovyer received a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under Peter Stumpf and Susan Moses. While in attendance at IU, Bovyer was a winner of the Premier Young-Artist’s Award, the Eva Heinitz Memorial Scholarship, the Robert Kraus Scholarship, and the Faculty Prize. Bovyer has also played in masterclasses and coachings with such artists as David Pia, Philip Higham, Sophia Rahman, Rafael Rosenfeld, Thomas Grossenbacher, Frans Helmerson, Xenia Jankovic, Denis Severin, David Geringas, Thomas Zehetmair, David Watkin, Adrian Brendel, Jakob Koranyi, Philippe Muller, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Raphael Wallfisch, Antonio Lysy, Ralph Kirshbaum, Jeffrey Zeigler, Sharon Robinson, Mark Kaplan, Menahem Pressler, Kim Kashkashian, Phillip Setzer, Daniel Phillips, Kim Kashkashian, and Yeesun Kim.
Bovyer plays on the “ex-Grumiaux” cello by Francois Barbe made in 1840, along with a modern cello by Mario Miralles made in 1994.