Alexander Sitkovetsky


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Alexander Sitkovetsky born in Moscow into a family with an established musical tradition, made his concerto debut at the age of eight and the same year came to study at the Menuhin School. Lord Menuhin was his inspiration throughout his school years and they performed together on several occasions including the Bach Double Concerto, Bartok Duos at St James’ Palace, and when Alexander played the Mendelssohn concerto under Menuhin’s baton. He has gone on to perform with the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin’s in the Fields, and the BBC Concert Orchestra among many others.

He has shared the stage with Julia Fischer, Janine Jansen, Misha Maisky, Polina Leschenko, Julian Rachlin and many others. Alexander has recorded for Angel/EMI, Decca and Orfeo including the Bach Double Concerto with Julia Fischer. Plans last season included orchestral invitations in England, Holland, Spain, Russia and Germany as well as recital and festival appearances in Norway, Japan, Romania, England, France, Holland and the USA.

In 2011, Alexander was awarded the 1st prize at the Trio di Trieste Duo Competition with the pianist Wu Qian, with whom he subsequently embarked on a twenty concert tour in Italy as well as a recital at the Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall. He is also a member of the prestigious “Chamber Music Society Two” program at the Lincoln Centre in New York.

This Season, Alexander has debuted with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra at the Melbourne Arts Festival and has upcoming dates with the Brussels Philharmonic, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, “I Virtuosi Italiani” the Basel Kammerorchester and the Aargauer Symphony Orchestra. From the 2012/13 season, Alexander will join the prestigious “Chamber Music Society Two” at the Lincoln Center in New York. Together with Wu Qian and the cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, Alexander performs in the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, regularly giving performances in England at the Wigmore Hall and all around the country and across Europe in Halls such as the Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Frankfurt Alte Oper.