Sitkovetsky Trio

The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio of today, with sensational performances in the foremost concert halls around the world. Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and Wu Qian (piano) were joined last season by German-Korean cellist Isang Enders to continue their journey of successful appearances. Their thoughtful and committed approach have brought the ensemble critical acclaim and invitations to renowned concert halls around the world, such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Palais des Beaux Arts, Musée du Louvre, l’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall and Lincoln Center New York to name but a few.

In the previous seasons, the Trio has performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Netherlands Philharmonic, Munich Symphony and Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau. Highlights also include performances at festivals including Music@Menlo in California, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, and the Bergen, Rheingau and Cheltenham Music Festivals. In addition, they have embarked on numerous tours, including a tour of the USA with concerts in San Francisco and Washington DC, a China tour with performances in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou and a second successful tour of Australia with Musica Viva, receiving numerous glowing reviews.

The 2018/2019 season brought them on tour around Asia, performing six concerts in South Korea, Singapore and Japan. Further highlights of the season include appearances at the Bath MozartFest, St George’s Bristol, Beethovenhaus Bonn as well as return invitations to Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Committed to contemporary music, they are premiering a new triple concerto by Charlotte Bray with the Philharmonia Orchestra in May 2019, with further performances planned.

First Prize winners of the International Commerzbank Chamber Music Award, the Trio is also a recipient of the NORDMETALL Chamber Music Award at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and the Philharmonia-Martin Chamber Music Award. They have been supported by the Hattori Foundation, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Fidelio Trust and Swiss Global Artistic Foundation. They are also recipients of the Golubovich Fellowship, Richard Cairnes Junior Fellowship for Chamber Music at Trinity Laban College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music Fellowship and held a Junior Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music from 2008 to 2010.

They released their first recording with BIS Records in 2014 including works by Smetana, Suk and Dvořák to much critical acclaim. This led to further releases of works by Brahms and Schubert on the Wigmore Live Label and another recording for BIS of Mendelssohn Trios in 2015. Recently, they have recorded their third disc for BIS: Beethoven’s Trios Op 1 and Op 70, and Allegretto in B-flat major for Piano Trio WoO 39 as part of their complete Beethoven cycle, to be released in time for the composer’s 250th birthday celebration in 2020.

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