Alexander Sitkovetsky - violin
Wu Qian - piano
Isang Enders - cello
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 was formed in 2007 and has since emerged as one of the outstanding Trios of today. Their dynamic, high-energy performances as well as their thoughtful and committed approach have brought the ensemble 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 have been 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 2007-2010 and were recipients of the Golubovich Fellowship and the Richard Cairnes Junior Fellowship for Chamber Music at Trinity Laban College of Music, as well as a Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music.
The Sitkovetsky Trio has performed in the leading concert halls across Europe, including repeat invitations to venues such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Musée du Louvre in Paris, Sociedad Filarmónica in Bilbao, l’Auditori Barcelona, and the Wigmore Hall in London. Recent highlights have included performances of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchester and Gabriel Feltz at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival, a piece which they also took on tour with the UK's Orchestra of the Swan and the Münchner Symphoniker.
The Trio undertook its debut tour of the USA in 2015, which included concerts in San Francisco and Washington DC. They also made their New York debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in the same year. They have since returned for several tours with CMS and performed in the Music @ Menlo winter series.. They have twice toured Australia extensively in partnership with Musica Viva and their debut tour of China in 2012 included performances in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Other recent highlights have included performances at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad and at the Bergen, Rheingau.
The Sitkovetsky Trio’s first recording for BIS Records of works by Smetana, Suk and Dvořák was released in 2014, to critical acclaim. This was followed by a release on the Wigmore Live label of works by Brahms and Schubert, with their second disc for BIS of Mendelssohn Trios being released in 2015 to a similarly enthusiastic reception. In 2018 they recorded their third disc for BIS featuring Beethoven's Trios Op. 1 and Op. 70 and Allegretto in Bb Major for Piano Trio WoO39.
The past season saw the trio tour Asia performing six concerts throughout South Korea, Singapore and Japan. Another highlight was the world premiere of a new triple concerto by Charlotte Bray with the Philharmonia Orchestra in May 2019, with further performances planned. Other appearances included the Bath Mozartfestival, St. George’s Bristol, Beethovenhaus Bonn, Frederiksvaerk and Hindsgavl Festival in Denmark as well as re-invitations to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Rheingau Musik Festival and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
In the 2019/20 season the trio will return to America, with concerts in upstate New York. Further highlights will be concerts in Bogota and Santiage de Chile, performances of Beethoven’s triple concerto with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, with Prague Philharmonia in Reggio Emilia as well as recitals at de Singel Antwerp and at Gower Festival in Wales.