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Sitkovetsky Trio

First prizewinners of the International Commerzbank Chamber Music Award 2008 and recipients of the NORDMETALL Chamber Music Award at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival 2009, the Sitkovetsky Trio is a collaboration between three young musicians who share a passion for Chamber Music. Having met and worked together at the Yehudi Menuhin School, they founded the ensemble in 2007 and have since emerged as one of the outstanding Trios of today, receiving numerous awards and critical acclaim.

Biography

  • Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
  • Wu Qian piano
  • Leonard Elschenbroich cello

“The Sitkovetsky Trio matches formidable technique with a mature understanding of the music played and
a complete lack of any self-indulgence” Classical Source

First prizewinners of the International Commerzbank Chamber Music Award 2008 and recipients of the
NORDMETALL Chamber Music Award at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival 2009, the Sitkovetsky
Trio is a collaboration between three young musicians who share a passion for Chamber Music. Having
met and worked together at the Yehudi Menuhin School, they founded the ensemble in 2007 and have
since emerged as one of the outstanding Trios of today, receiving numerous awards and critical acclaim.

As a Trio they have won the Philharmonia-Martin Chamber Music Award, the Kirckman Society Award, the
Tillett Trust Award and are supported by the Hattori Foundation, the Fidelio Trust, the Musicians
Benevolent Fund and the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation. They held a Junior Fellowship at the Royal
Academy of Music in 2007-2008 and 2008-2010, and were recipients of the Golubovich Fellowship and
the Richard Cairnes Junior Fellowship for Chamber Music at Trinity Laban College of Music, resulting in
many performances and educational worships at the College and across London. The Trio has most
recently been awarded a Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music for the 2012-13 season.

The Sitkovetsky Trio made its debut appearance at the Wigmore Hall in November 2008, resulting in reinvitations
in May 2009 and May 2012. The Trio made its highly successful Southbank debut playing a
recital in the Purcell Room and was subsequently invited to play in front of Her Majesty the Queen in
London. The Trio has already been invited to give recitals at various festivals throughout the UK and
abroad, in venues such as Kettle’s Yard, St. George’s Bristol, Wigmore Hall, Frankfurt Alte Oper, the
Chamber hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. The Trio has
on ongoing relationship with the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival and was resident at the Festival’s
2012 Chamber Music week, where they performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Berlin
Konzerthaus Orchester under Gabriel Feltz. In 2009 and 2010 the Trio also performed the Beethoven
Triple Concerto on tour with the Orchestra of the Swan and the Münchner Symphoniker. 2013 saw the
Trio undertake its highly successful debut tour of China, which featured concerts in Beijing, Shanghai
Tianjin and Guangzhou.

The 2013/14 season sees the Trio return to the Wigmore Hall for an evening recital, as well as making a
return to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in the autumn. The Trio will also make their debut at the
Vancouver Recital Society as well as giving recitals across in the UK and Europe including in Hamburg,
Bilbao, Rimini and St Andrews (BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime series). The spring will see the Trio undertake its
debut tour of Australia with Musica Viva, to include performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and
Canberra.

The Trio’s first recording for BIS Records of works by Smetana, Suk and Dvorak is scheduled for release in
2014.
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