Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th 

September 2024

Artists › Sitkovetsky Trio

Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
Isang Enders cello
Wu Qian piano

The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio of today. Their thoughtful and committed approach has brought the ensemble critical acclaim and invitations to renowned concert halls around the world including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Palais des Beaux Arts, Musee du Louvre, l’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall andLincoln Center New York. 

Recently, the trio received the Chamber Music Award of the BBC Music Magazine. Furthermore,they are first prize-winners of the International Commerzbank Chamber Music Award and recipients of the NORDMETALL Chamber Music Award at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, as well as the Philharmonia-Martin Chamber Music Award. They have been supportedby the Hattori Foundation, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Fidelio Trust and the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation. Last season, they received a generous funding from the Initiative Musik as part of the Neustart Kultur programme launched by the German government.

In 2014, the trio released their first recording for BIS Records with works by Smetana, Suk and Dvorǎ́k 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. They have also recorded Beethoven’s Trios Op. 1 and Op. 70, and Allegretto in B-flat major for Piano Trio, WoO 39.The album received a Diapason d’Or ARTE and was released as Vol. 1 of a complete Beethoven cycle. In July 2021, the Trio’s fifth album, ofRavel’s Piano Trio and Saint-Saëns Trio No. 2, was released to great critical acclaim and received a Supersonic Award from Pizzicato Magazine. 

Last season saw the trio on tour in South America,with concerts in Bogotá, Lima and Sao Paulo, and in the USA, at Lincoln Center in New York, in Los Angeles and Seattle. Concerts throughout Europe included the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg,the Alte Oper Frankfurt,Wigmore Hall London, Philharmonie Haarlem, venues in Bilbao and Barcelona, a project with Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps with Andreas Ottensamer and Pablo Barragán, and a return invitation to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Highlights of the 2023/2024 season include concerts at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Cologne Philharmonie and the Elbphilharmonie. They are also on tour in the USA and Italy and will perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the Staatstheater Darmstadt and the Munich Symphony Orchestra.

Their 2023-24 tours of the UK and Ireland will include a return to London’s Wigmore Hall, concerts in Chichester, Lewes and Haslemere, festival appearances at the Two Moors festival in Devon, Bath’s Mozart Festival, returns to the Surrey Hills, Buxton andWest Wicklow festivals.Alexander Sitkovetsky plays the1679 ‘Parera’ Antonio Stradivarius violin(Cremona, 1679), and Isang Endersplays a cello by Carlo Tononi (Venice, 1720). Both instruments are kindly loaned by the J. & A. Beare International Violin Society