Alexander Sitkovetsky

We are also very happy to announce that violin player Alexander Sitkovetsky has joined Ivy Artists for representation in the Benelux.

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.

Alexander_SitkovetskyLast season, Alexander appeared with the Netherlands Philharmonic, The Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and Munchen Symphoniker, and had made debuts with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau The Menorca Chamber Orchestra, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Armenian Philharmonic. Conductors he has worked with have included Sir Mark Elder, Yakov Kreizberg, Denis Russell Davies, Andrew Sewell, George Hanson and Joseph Swensen.

This season's plans include a Tour with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and the violist Maxim Rysanov, a return to the Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra, a UK Tour with the Brussels Philharmonic, a tour of Switzerland with the Aargauer Symphony Orchestra including the Tonhalle in Zurich, Beethoven Triple with the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio and Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, concerts with the European Union Chamber Orchestra, I Virtuosi Italiani, and the Welsh National Opera and various concerto and chamber music performances across Europe, USA and Asia including his Carnegie Hall recital debut at the Weill Hall.

In 2011, Alexander was awarded the 1st prize at the Trio di Trieste Duo Competition with the pianist Wu Qian and 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 Price 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.

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.

In 2012, he will embark on a string quartet project with Julia Fischer, Nils Monkemeyer and Benjamin Nyffenegger taking him to, amongst others, the Gstaad Festival, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Herkulessaal in Munich and many others.

Please go Alexander Sitkovetky's website for video and audio footage.