Alexander Sitkovetsky

Violin

Alexander Sitkovetsky Photo credit: Serban Mestecaneanu

Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky was praised by Gramophone magazine for “his confident, entirely natural musicianship.” He has performed with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, New York Chamber Players, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga, Brussels Philharmonic, and St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Highlights this season include engagements with the Arctic Symphony Orchestra, National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, and a return to Camerata Salzburg. His critically acclaimed CPO recording of Andrzej Panufnik's Violin Concerto with the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin won the 2015 ICMA Special Achievement Award. He has been awarded first prize at the Trio di Trieste Duo Competition alongside pianist Wu Qian, with whom he subsequently embarked on a 20-concert tour of Italy as well as a recital at Carnegie’s Weill Hall. He is a member of Chamber Music Society Two, and in 2016 received the Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. He is a founding member of the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, with whom he has won various prizes including the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Kammermusik Prize. Mr. Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow into a family with a well-established musical tradition. He studied at the Menuhin School in the UK, and performed several works with Lord Menuhin, including the Bach Double Concerto, Bartók Duos at St James’ Palace, and the Mendelssohn concerto under Menuhin’s baton.