Alexander Sitkovetsky



Alexander Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow into a family with an established musical tradition and made his concerto debut at the age of eight and the same year came 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, the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Brussels Philharmonic, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, St Petersburg Symphony, Welsh National Opera and the BBC Concert Orchestra among many others. Conductors he has worked with have included Sir Mark Elder, Yakov Kreizberg, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Denis Russell Davies, Andrew Sewell, Alexander Dmitriev, George Hanson and Joseph Swensen.


In 2012/2013, Alexander performed all over the UK on tour with the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and has completed a successful tour of China with the Sitkovetsky Trio. He has also made debuts with the Greensboro Symphony, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen and the London Mozart Players, as well as a return to the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau.


This season, Alexander makes returns to the Royal Philharmonic and the Netherlands Philharmonic as well as making debuts with the Moscow Symphony and the Lithuanian National Orchestra.


He has recorded for Angel/EMI, Decca, Orfeo, Onyx and Avanti Classics including the Bach Double Concerto with Julia Fischer.


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 a recital at the Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall. He has also been accepted into the prestigious "Chamber Music Society Two" program at the Lincoln Centre in New York.


Chamber music has always been very important to Alexander. He is a founding member of the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio with the pianist Wu Qian and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, with whom he has won various prizes including the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Kammermusik Prize and has performed all over the UK and Europe including at the Frankfurt Alte Oper, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Wigmore Hall in London. The trio will release their debut album for BIS in 2014.


Since 2012, he 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 has also shared the stage with Julia Fischer, 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.