May 9 & 11, 2013
Thursday - 7:30pm | War Memorial Auditorium
Saturday - 8:00pm | Dana Auditorium
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A Season of Violinists
Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin and conductor
The Perfect Violin Concerto and Symphony
Bach Double Concerto for 2 violins, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Alexander Sitkovetsky
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Op. 64, Alexander Sitkovetsky
Beethoven Symphony No. “10”
(combination of movements from Symphonies No. 8, 6, 3 & 4)
Symphony No. 8 - 1st mvt., No. 6 - 2nd mvt., No. 3 - 3rd mvt., No. 4 - 4th mvt.
About the guest artist:
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, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin’s in the Fields, Monterrey Symphony, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, l'Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn, Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra among many others.
Alexander has recorded for Angel/EMI, Decca, Orfeo, Onyx and Avanti Classics including the Bach Double Concerto with Julia Fischer.
Over the last two seasons Alexander has appeared as soloist in the USA, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, the UK, France and Germany, as well as festival appearances at the Julia Fischer and Friends Festival, Utrecht Kammermusik Festival, OK Mozart Festival, El Paso Music Festival, Melbourne Arts Festival, the Homecoming Festival in Moscow, the Sonoro Festival in Bucharest and many others in Norway, Japan, England, France and Holland.
Last season, Alexander appeared once again 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.
The Prelude on Thursday, May 9 begins at 6:45 p.m.on the Mezzanine level of the War Memorial Auditorium. The Prelude on Saturday, May 11 begins at 7:00 p.m in the Moon Room at Dana Auditorium.
Meet the Artists
Join us after the Thursday evening concert for a brief question and answer session held at the front of the stage with our guest artists and Dima.
WFDD will broadcast this concert in September 2013.
“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”