Sitkovetsky Trio

Piano Trio

Alexander Sitkovetsky
Violin
Isang Enders
Cello
Wu Qian
Piano
"Incredibly well matched, this is an established trio and you can tell how much they trust each other. There's a wonderful mixture of buoyancy, particularly the pianist Wu Qian hast the most formidable clear technique when it comes to some of the more taxing writing in the faster movements... It's a lovely recorded sound as well."
Mark Lowther and Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 - Record Review
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Welcome: Sitkovetsky Trio!

We are pleased to represent the wonderful Sitkovetsky Trio worldwide as the first piano trio since the founding of the Impresariat Simmenauer office.

The Sitkovetsky Trio’s thoughtful and committed approach to music has established them as the leading piano trio of the present day over the past 15 years.

Biography

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

The year 2021 has seen the Trio tour Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark and Germany, including appearances at the Mikkeli Festival, the chamber music series in Berne and Basel and a return to the Rheingau Festival. The Trio will finish the year off with a tour of the UK and Italy, including performances in Manchester and Rimini. 2022 will see the Trio return to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw as part of an extensive tour of Holland. Further appearances include the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Helsinki, Milan, the Marvāo and Westport Chamber Music Festivals, and a debut tour of South America.

Highlights of the past seasons have been a residency at Hong Kong City Hall, including performances of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, as well as a recital debut in the prestigious Premiere Performances Series. They also toured Asia performing concerts throughout South Korea, Singapore and Japan. In May 2019 they gave the world premiere of a new triple concerto by Charlotte Bray with the Philharmonia Orchestra, with further concerts planned. The Trio has performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto e.g. with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Munich Symphoniker and the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau.

First prize-winners of the International Commerzbank Chamber Music Award, the Sitkovetsky Trio is also a recipient of the NORDMETALL Chamber Music Award at the Mecklenburg- Vorpommern Festival and the Philharmonia-Martin Chamber Music Award. They have been supported by the Hattori Foundation, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Fidelio Trust and the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation.

In 2014, the Sitkovetsky Trio released their first recording for BIS Records with works by Smetana, Suk and Dvořák 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 in 2015. In spring 2020, just in time for Beethoven’s birthday celebrations, they have recorded their third disc for BIS: 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 -- Ravel Trio and Saint- Saëns Trio No. 2 -- was released to great critical acclaim and received a Supersonic Award from Pizzicato Magazine.

Alexander Sitkovetsky is playing a Stradivari violin (Cremona, 1697) and Isang Enders is playing a cello by Carlo Tononi (Venice, 1720); both instruments have been kindly loaned by the J. & A. Beare Violin Society.

2021 / 2022
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Contacts: Lenemarie Leukefeld, Ellen Bäuerle

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Programme

2022 / 2023
Program I
Beethoven: Piano Trio in b-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke Trio”
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Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in e-flat Major, Op. 100, D 929
Program II
Schumann: Fantasiestücke for Piano, Violin and Cello in a Minor, Op. 88
Ives: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano
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Grieg: „Andante con moto“ for Piano Trio in c Minor
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Trio No. 2 in c Minor, Op. 66, MWV Q 33
Program III
Perkins: Freakshow (2016)
Ravel: Trio für Violin, Cello and Piano in a Minor
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Beethoven: Allegretto in b-flat Major for Violin, Cello and Piano, W.o.o. 39
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in e Minor, Op. 67
Program IV
until autumn 2022
Schumann: Fantasiestücke for Piano, Violin and Cello in a Minor, Op. 88
Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in d Minor, Op. 32
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Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in a Minor, Op. 50 “Hommage à l’artiste”
or Beethoven: Piano Trio in b-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke Trio”

Discography

Ravel & Saint-Saëns - Piano Trios
Maurice Ravel
Piano Trio in A minor

Camille Saint-Saëns
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 92

Beethoven - Piano Trios, Vol. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1 No. 3
Allegretto in B flat major
Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 70 No. 2

Mendelssohn - Piano Trios
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op.49

Dvořák, Smetana & Suk
Antonín Dvořák
Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, Op. 65

Bedrich Smetana
Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15

Josef Suk
Elegy for Piano Trio, Op. 23

Videos

Schumann & Tchaikovsky - Kammermusik Basel
Schumann, Perkin & Tchaikovsky - West Wicklow Festival
Haydn & Arensky - Arizona Friends of Chamber Music

Contact

Lenemarie Leukefeld
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 721
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713
Ellen Bäuerle
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 712
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713