Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin
Wu Qian, piano
Leonard Eischenbroich, cello
The three young players of the Sitkovetsky Trio met and worked together at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Since founding the trio in 2007 they have received many awards, and high praise the world over.
“They are three young musicians who clearly have a natural empathy and passion for the music they play… the work was lifted off the page and into the room producing an utterly captivating performance.” – Leicester Mercury
Piano Trio no. 3
Piano Trio no. 2 in C minor
Piano Trio in E flat
Learn more about the 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.
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 re-invitations 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 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.
Highlights of the 2012/13 season included a debut tour of China, featuring concerts in Beijing, Shanghai Tianjin and Guangzhou. The Trio also returns to the Bath Mozartfest, as well as giving a three concert series at St George’s Bristol and various recitals across the UK and abroad. Other future highlights include return visits to the Wigmore Hall and Amsterdam Concertgebouw as well as a debut performance at the Vancouver Recital Society.
The Trio has made several broadcast appearances for BBC Radio 3; including performances as part of the Lunchtime Concerts series and appearances on In Tune.
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