Sitkovetsky Piano Trio

Alexander Sitkovetsky Violin

Wu Qian Piano

Richard Harwood Cello


Isang Enders has established himself as a leading artist in search of new concepts and works for the violoncello. Born into a German-Korean musician family in Frankfurt in 1988, Isang Enders began studying with Michael Sanderling at the age of twelve. His playing has since been influenced by his studies with Gustav Rivinius, Truls Mørk, and above all, by the mentoring of the American cellist Lynn Harrell.

At the age of twenty, Isang Enders was appointed principal cello of the Dresden Staatskapelle, making him the youngest section leader in Germany. During his four years with the orchestra, he also cofounded the Gohrisch Shostakovich Festival alongside Tobias Niederschlag.

Isang Enders has performed with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, making his debut in the Music of Today Series at Southbank Centre and enjoyed collaborations with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker under eminent conductors including Myung-Whun Chung, Fabien Gabel, Christoph Eschenbach, Pablo Heras- Casado, Eliahu Inbal, Zubin Mehta and Vasily Petrenko.

He has recently performed Unsuk Chin’s Cello Concerto in both Stavanger and Paris, and performed the Korean debut of Dutilleux’s Cello Concerto as well the Shostakovich Cello Concerto with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a dedicated chamber musician, he continues to work closely with the pianist Igor Levit, with whom he has toured extensively, as well as Kit Armstrong and Sunwook Kim.

Isang Enders has strong relationships with international chamber music festivals such as Heidelberger Frühling, and the Marlboro Music Festival at the invitation of Kim Kashkashian. Since the beginning of the 2017-2018 season, Isang is now a member of the Sitkovetsky Trio with whom he will perform world wide, including the Beethoven Triple at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw with the Netherlands Philharmonic and performances in Switzerland,the UK, USA and Asia.

Forthcoming recitals include performing at Beethovenfest Bonn, Koln Philharmonie, Rheingau Musik Festival and Schubertiade with Igor Levit.

He opens the 17/18 Season on tour with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul, and enjoys further collaborations with the München Symphoniker, Frankfurt Museumsorchester and Suzhou Symphony Orchestra with his debut at the São Paulo Symphony and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestras performing Unsuk Chin’s Cello Concerto under Ilan Volkov.Forthcoming recitals include performing at Beethovenfest His highly-acclaimed and early recording of the Bach Cello Suites on Berlin Classics was a triumph. One critic describes him as a “reflective and highly intelligent young man”. Isang Enders is signed to Berlin Classics and SONY Music Entertainment and plays an instrument by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris, 1840).