Sitkovetsky Piano Trio
Alexander Sitkovetsky Violin
Wu Qian Piano
Richard Harwood Cello
Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow into a family with an established musical tradition. His concerto debut came at the age of eight and the same year moved to the UK 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, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin’s in the Fields, St Petersburg Symphony, Moscow Symphony, Welsh National Opera and the BBC Concert Orchestra among many others.
In recent seasons Alexander made his debut with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Riga Sinfonietta, Poznan Philharmonic and the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bolivia. He was guest soloist in two nationwide tours of the UK with the Brussels Philharmonic and the St Petersburg Symphony and also toured the length and breadth of Australia as guest director with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He performed a six-date series of sold-out concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
Highlights of the current season include his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra Vienna, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Wrocław Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Players, the National Polish Radio Symphony, and Camerata Salzburg. His recording for CPO of Andrzej Panufnik’s Violin Concerto with the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin to commemorate the composer’s 100th birthday has been critically acclaimed and won the an ICMA Special Achievement Award.
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 gave 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.
Alexander is a founding member of the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, with whom he has won various prizes including the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Kammermusik Prize. Since 2012, Alexander has also played in a String Quartet project with Julia Fischer, meeting once a year to perform in some of Europe’s most prestigious venues.
Alexander also frequently shares the stage with Janine Jansen, Maxim Rysanov, Alexander Chaushian, Misha Maisky, Natalie Clein, Eric Le Sage, Polina Leschenko, Julian Rachlin, Boris Brovtsyn, and many others. He also performs regularly with the Razumovsky Ensemble and the Ensemble RARO.