sitkovetsky trio

Credit: Julia Severinsen

Reviews

Diapason
“… we hear a refined timbre, lightness of touch and subtle palette of nuances and elegance of style … the slender phrasing breathes naturally … a splendid album”

BBC Music Magazine (*****)
“Like three good friends enjoying a glass of wine and a natter, the Sitkovetsky Trio sparkle with conviviality in this pairing of early and middle-period Beethoven. It’s wonderfully uplifting.”

Gramophone Magazine
“Admired in these columns for their Mendelssohn, Smetana, Dvorák et al, the Sitkovetsky Trio are equally impressive in Beethoven … they combine a sense of dialectical urgency, crucial in this work, with a natural conversational intimacy. Pianist Wu Qian, first among equals in this music, has a limpid, sparkling touch, using the pedal sparingly … Marrying polish and imaginative flair, minutely attentive to what the composer wrote, the Sitkovetsky’s Beethoven stands up well in a crowded field and whets the appetite for future installments.”

BBC Radio 3 Record Review
“Incredibly well matched, this is an established trio and you can tell how much they trust each other. There’s a wonderful mixture of buoyancy, particularly the pianist Wu Qian has the most formidably clear technique when it comes to some of the more taxing writing in the faster movements … It’s a lovely recorded sound as well.”

The Whole Note
“The Sitkovetsky Trio attracts attention with their elegant interpretations of carefully selected Beethoven piano trios and the creation of a particular sound that is very much their own. I was charmed by the lovely blend of the instrumental colours and the finely detailed and thoughtful work that went into directing and following the tides of these notable compositions … Much appreciated is the Sitkovetsky Trio’s ability to stay within the bounds of traditional chamber music-making while adding the intensity and vitality of their own understanding. A noble companion to contemplative times.”

Music Web International
“Pianist Wu Qian always plays with great verve and brilliance … [her] highly assured pianism stands out, as she dispatches all manner of runs and figurations with all the panache and aplomb of the young Beethoven … The Sitkovetskys are very effective in bringing off this almost tongue-in-cheek denouement … this release has much going for it in a crowded field.”

HR2
“A peaceful exhilaration exudes the Sitkovetsky Trio … The music flows and dances with great naturalness and lightness. The Sitkovetsky Trio shows that it dominates Beethoven’s entire range of expression.”

Fanfare
“… I found myself quite excited—riveted really—by the Sitkovetsky’s readings … The intense drive and nervous energy in the performance keep the listener on edge with fast tempos, fierce accents, and ferocious, clipped chords …This is a very encouraging start to a new survey of Beethoven’s piano trios.”

Several Instruments
“The Sitkovetsky Trio usher us into a completely different soundscape with their performance of the second Piano Trio of Beethoven’s op. 70 set … Here again is evidence of the sensitivity and musicality of the Sitkovetsky Trio. This entire program is remarkable, and bodes well for future volumes.”

Discography

Media

The Sitkovetsky Piano Trio consists of violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, pianist Wu Qian and cellist Isang Enders. 

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Credit:  Julia Severinsen

Agent & Contact

General Management

Music Inter Alia - Lorna Neill

Spain, Portugal and South America

Halac Artists - Désirée Regina Halac

Netherlands, Belgium and Luxeumbourg

Ivy Artists - Marjon Koenekoop

Italy

Cesare Venturi Music Management

USA

Blu Ocean Arts - Helen Henson

To reach Trio Directly