Alexander Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow into a family with a well-established musical tradition. His concerto debut came at the age of eight, and in the same year he moved to the UK to study at the Menuhin School. Lord Menuhin was his inspiration throughout his school years and they performed together on several occasions, including the Bach Double Concerto, Bartók Duos at St James’ Palace, and performing the Mendelssohn concerto under Menuhin’s baton.
Highlights include performances with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, New York Chamber Players, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Rīga, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic, Wrocław Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin’s in the Fields, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera Orchestra, London Mozart Players, and Orquesta Filarmónica de Bolivia.
Alexander is a regular guest soloist in nationwide tours of the UK, including tours with the Brussels Philharmonic and St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. He has toured the length and breadth of Australia as guest director with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and performed a six-date series of sold-out concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
Highlights this season include engagements with the Arctic Symphony Orchestra, National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, and a return to Camerata Salzburg.
His critically acclaimed CPO recording of Andrzej Panufnik’s Violin Concerto with the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin commemorating the composer’s 100th birthday won the 2015 ICMA Special Achievement Award.
Alexander has been awarded 1st prize at the Trio di Trieste Duo Competition alongside pianist Wu Qian, with whom he subsequently embarked on a twenty-concert tour in Italy as well as a recital at the Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall. He is a member of the prestigious ‘Chamber Music Society Two’ programme at the Lincoln Center, and in 2016 received the Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award.
Alexander is a founding member of the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, with whom he has won various prizes including the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Kammermusik Prize. The trio has performed all over the UK and Europe including Alte Oper Frankfurt, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Wigmore Hall. They have recently completed a second successful tour of Australia to much critical acclaim. Alexander has also played in a String Quartet project with Julia Fischer since 2012, meeting once a year to perform in some of Europe’s most prestigious venues.
Alexander has shared the stage with Julia Fischer, Janine Jansen, Maxim Rysanov, Alexander Chaushian, Mischa Maisky, Natalie Clein, Éric Le Sage, Polina Leschenko, Julian Rachlin, Boris Brovtsyn, and many others. He also performs regularly with the Razumovsky Ensemble and the Ensemble RARO.