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.

The 2022/23 season starts right at the beginning with a great tour through South America, including concerts in Bogotá, Lima and Sao Paulo. A special highlight is the return invitation to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, as well as upcoming concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Alte Oper Frankfurt. As part of their tours through the USA, the trio will also perform at Lincoln Center in New York, in Los Angeles and Seattle. The season will culminate in concerts at Wigmore Hall London and Philharmonie Haarlem, as well as a project with Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps with Andreas Ottensamer and Pablo Barragán, including concerts in Bilbao and Barcelona.

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.

2022 / 2023
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Contacts: Arnold Simmenauer (Director), Jasmin Hubert

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Programme

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”
2022 / 2023

Schedule

02.10.2022
21:00 Uhr
NL / Schiermonnikoog - Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Sitkovetsky Trio
03.10.2022
20:15 Uhr
NL / Amsterdam - Concertgebouw
Sitkovetsky Trio
05.10.2022
20:15 Uhr
NL / Amsterdam - Concertgebouw
Sitkovetsky Trio
08.10.2022
20:00 Uhr
NL / Utrecht - Tivoli Vredenburg
Sitkovetsky Trio
09.10.2022
16:00 Uhr
NL / Delden - Hervormde Kerk
Sitkovetsky Trio
08.11.2022
19:30 Uhr
DE / Hamburg - Elbphilharmonie
Sitkovetsky Trio
24.11.2022
DE / Frankfurt am Main - Alte Oper Frankfurt
Sitkovetsky Trio
25.11.2022
ES / Halac Festival -
Sitkovetsky Trio
26.11.2022
ES / Gran Canaria -
Sitkovetsky Trio
27.11.2022
ES / Castellón - Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos
Sitkovetsky Trio
04.12.2022
15:00 Uhr
US / Ridgewood NJ -
Sitkovetsky Trio
06.12.2022
NL / Den Haag - Theater Diligentia
Sitkovetsky Trio
11.12.2022
FI / Helsinki - Sibelius Academy Concert Hall
Sitkovetsky 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

Arnold Simmenauer (Director)
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 724
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713
Jasmin Hubert
t: +49 (0)30 414 781 715
f: +49 (0)30 414 781 713