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Alexander Sitkovetsky

Alexander Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow to a musical family. He made his concerto debut at the age of eight and the same year went 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’s 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, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and BBC Concert Orchestra.

He has shared the stage with Julia Fischer, Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky, Polina Leschenko and Julian Rachlin. Alexander has recorded for Angel/EMI, Decca, and Orfeo, including the Bach Double Concerto, with Julia Fischer. Plans last season included orchestral invitations in the U.K. and Netherlands, Spain, Russia, and Germany, as well as recital and festival appearances in Norway, Japan, Romania, France, the Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S.A.

This season, Alexander has debuted with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra at the Melbourne Arts Festival and has upcoming dates with the Brussels Philharmonic, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, I Virtuosi Italiani, Basel Kammerorchester, and Aargauer Symphony Orchestra. From the 2012/13 season, Alexander is joining the prestigious Chamber Music Society Two at the Lincoln Centre, New York. Together with Wu Qian and the cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, Alexander performs in the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, regularly giving performances in the U.K. (at Wigmore Hall and all around the country), and across Europe, in venues including Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and Alte Oper Frankfurt.