Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky has performed with the Netherlands Philharmonic, London’s Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Brussels Philharmonic, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. This season he makes debuts in Brussels and Poznan, Poland as well as in Bolivia, and is going on two nationwide tours of the UK with the Brussels Philharmonic and St. Petersburg Symphony. He also debuts with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow. He tours Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and performs with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall. His new recording for the CPO label of Andrzej Panufnik's Violin Concerto has been critically acclaimed and won the 2015 ICMA Special Achievement Award. As a chamber musician, he received first prize at the Trio di Trieste Duo Competition in 2011 with pianist Wu Qian. He is also a founding member of the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio and since 2012 he has played in a string quartet project with Julia Fischer. Born in Moscow, Mr. Sitkovetsky made his concerto debut at the age of eight and in the same year started to study at the Menuhin School. He performed with Lord Menuhin on several occasions with works including the Bach Double Concerto, Bartók Duos at St James’ Palace, and the Mendelssohn concerto under Menuhin’s baton. He is a former member of Chamber Music Society Two.