Sitkovetsky Trio


Sitkovetsky Trio Photo credit: Vinci Ng

The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio, with performances in the foremost concert halls around the world. This season violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky and pianist Wu Qian have this season been joined by German-Korean cellist Isang Enders. Their thoughtful and committed approach has brought the ensemble critical acclaim and invitations to top concert halls around the world, such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Palais des Beaux Arts, Musée du Louvre, l’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall, and Lincoln Center.

In previous seasons, the Sitkovetsky Trio has performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Munich Symphony, and the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau. Highlights also include performances at the festivals of Music@Menlo in California and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, as well as at the Bergen, Rheingau, and Cheltenham Music Festivals. In addition, the trio has embarked on numerous tours, including a tour of the USA in 2015 with concerts in San Francisco and Washington, DC, and a China tour with performances in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, while recently the trio completed its second successful tour of Australia with Musica Viva, receiving numerous glowing reviews.

Highlights of the 2017-18 season include the trio’s debut with the Netherlands Philharmonic performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, a return to the Wigmore Hall and Cheltenham Festival, concerts at the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, as well as extensive tours of Latin America and Asia.

First prize winners of the International Commerzbank Chamber Music Award, the Sitkovetsky Trio is also a recipient of the NORDMETALL Chamber Music Award at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival and the Philharmonia-Martin Chamber Music Award. The ensemble has been supported by the Hattori Foundation, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Fidelio Trust, and the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation. Moreover, the members are recipients of the Golubovich Fellowship, the Richard Cairnes Junior Fellowship for Chamber Music at Trinity Laban College of Music, a Royal Northern College of Music Fellowship, and held a Junior Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music from 2008 to 2010.

They released their first recording for BIS Records in 2014 featuring works by Smetana, Suk, and Dvorák to much critical acclaim. This led to further releases of works by Brahms and Schubert on the Wigmore Live Label and another recording for BIS of Mendelssohn trios in 2015. In 2018 they will record their third disc for BIS: Beethoven’s Trios Op. 1 and Op. 70, and Allegretto in B-flat major for Piano Trio, WoO 39.