Alexander Sitkovetsky





Alexander Sitkovetsky is a violin professor and Artist-in-Residence at SMU Meadows School for the Arts. Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow, Russia to a family with a well-established musical tradition. He made his concerto debut at the age of eight, and the same year moved to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School where he is now an Associate Artist. Lord Menuhin was his inspiration throughout his school years, and they performed together on several occasions.

In 2016, following a three-year residency at the Lincoln Center in New York City through the prestigious Bowers Program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), Sitkovetsky received the Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and now retains a position on the CMS artist roster, making several visits annually to perform at the Center. Also an alumnus of The Royal Academy of Music in London and the Kronberg Academy, Germany, Sitkovetsky’s outstanding talents as soloist, orchestra director and chamber musician have attracted accolades and won many awards, including 1st prize at the 2011 Trio di Trieste Duo Competition alongside pianist Wu Qian, and he is now increasingly in demand worldwide across multiple roles. As a soloist he is regularly invited to guest with orchestras touring the UK in recent years, as well as the Brussels Philharmonic, Tonkünstler Orchester Vienna, Russian Philharmonic Novosibirsk and St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Key concerto performances include appearances with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin’s in the Fields, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica de Bolivia, National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orkest The Hague, Welsh National Opera Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra.

Sitkovetsky is much in-demand as a director and was recently announced as the Artistic Director of the renowned NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra Wroclaw, Poland, taking up his position from the 2023-24 season. He has also worked with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Liszt Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Players, Camerata Zurich, Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and the Romanian Sinfonietta. The forthcoming 2023-24 season sees Sitkovetsky establish the first season of his artistic directorship in Wroclaw with five projects with the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, Wroclaw, as well as various tours. He will also return as soloist to Brno Philharmonic, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, and English Symphony Orchestra, and will direct the Salzburg Camerata, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Novi Sad and the Romanian Sinfonietta. He will appear internationally in chamber music performances with the Sitkovetsky Trio, the Julia Fischer Quartet and as a duo with pianist Wu Qian.

Sitkovetsky plays on the 1679 “Parera” Antonio Stradivari violin, kindly loaned to him through the Beare’s International Violin Society by a generous sponsor. •

Julie Scott