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Alexander Sitkovetsky

Born in 1983 in Moscow. He graduated from the Yehudi Menuhin School (class of Natalia Boyarskaya and Professor Hu Kun) and the Royal Academy of Music in London (class of Professor Hu Kun). He repeatedly played in a duet with Yehudi Menuhin in different countries and performed with an orchestra under his direction.

He took part in festivals in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the USA, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Russia, etc., performed in prestigious concert halls. He has played with famous orchestras conducted by Mark Elder, Yakov Kreutzberg, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Dennis Russell Davis, Alexander Dmitriev, Michel Tabachnik and other conductors. Has performed in an ensemble with Jeanine Jansen, Misha Maisky, Bella Davidovich, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Julian Rakhlin, Yulia Fischer, Natalie Klein, Maxim Rysanov, Eric Le Sage, Boris Brovtsyn and others.

The founder and member of the Sitkovetsky Trio, with which he won the chamber music competition in Frankfurt in 2008, in 2009 he was awarded the Nordmetall-Ensemble award at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festival. In 2011, together with pianist Wu Qian, he won the 1st prize at the International Duet Competition in Trieste. As an alumnus of the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center in New York, he was awarded the Young Artist Award.

He recorded on television in the UK, signed a contract with the record company Angel Records (partner of EMI Classics), in addition, the artist's recordings are released by Decca, Orfeo, Onyx, BIS and Avanti Classics. For his recording of Andrzej Panufnik's Violin Concerto with the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, he won the International Classical Music Awards. Recent releases include a critically acclaimed recording of Philip Sawyers' Violin Concerto.

Plays the Parera violin (1679) by Antonio Stradivari.

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