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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Biography

The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio of today.
Their thoughtful and committed approach have 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, Musée du Louvre, l’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall or Lincoln Center New York.

Recently the Sitkovetsky 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 supported by the Hattori Foundation, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Fidelio Trust and the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation. Last season, the Sitkovetsky Trio received a generous funding from the Initiative Musik as part of the Neustart Kultur programme launched by the German government.

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, as well as 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.

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 Ludwig Van Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the Staatstheater Darmstadt and the Munich Symphony Orchestra.
Alexander Sitkovetsky is playing the 1679 ‘Parera’ Antonio Stradivarius Violin, kindly loaned to him through the Beare’s International Violin Society by a generous sponsor; Isang Enders is playing a cello by Carlo Tononi (Venice, 1720) which has been kindly loaned by the J. & A. Beare Violin Society.


2023 / 2024
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Contacts: Lenemarie Leukefeld, Sarah Schermuly

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Programme

2024 / 2025

You’ll find the current programs in the IMPRESARIUM of the 24/25 season

2023 / 2024
Program I

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 “Geistertrio”
Julia Adolphe: New Work for Piano Trio (Premiere 23.02.2023 Lincoln Center, New York)
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Beethoven: Allegretto in B major for Violin, Cello and Piano, WoO 39
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

Program II

Turina: Piano Trio No. 2, Op.76 
Schumann: Piano Trio No.3, Op.110 
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Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor No. 1 in D minor, op. 49

OR Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor No. 2 in C minor, op. 66 MWV Q 33
Program III

Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor No. 2 in C minor, op. 66 MWV Q 33
Julia Adolphe (*1988): New Work for Piano Trio
OR Rachmaninoff: Rachmaninov: “Trio élégiaque” No. 1 in G minor
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Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, op. 99 D 898
OR  Trio No. 2 in E-flat major 

Program IV

Rachmaninov: “Trio élégiaque” No. 1 in G minor
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

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Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 “Hommage à l’artiste”

Schedule

25/04/2024
19:30 h
Bibliothekssaal Polling
Polling, Germany
Sitkovetsky Trio
26/04/2024
19:00 h
Prinzregententheater
München, Germany
Sitkovetsky Trio
09/05/2024
19:30 h
The Menuhin Hall
Great Bookham, United Kingdom
Sharon Kam, Sitkovetsky Trio
19/05/2024
19:30 h
Sitkovetsky Trio, Pablo Barragán

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
Perkin, van Beethoven & Mendelssohn - Wigmore Hall

Contact

Lenemarie Leukefeld
Senior Artist Manager
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 721
Sarah Schermuly
Artist Coordinator
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 744