Alexander Sitkovetsky / violin
“Sitkovetsky has a terrific technique to be sure, but his confident, entirely natural musicianship, is what sets him apart from the crowd.” The Gramophone
At the age of eight, violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky made his debut performance as a soloist with the chamber orchestra in Montpellier. Soon, he was invited to become a pupil at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Lord Menuhin supported Sitkovetsky through his school years and together they performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto in France and Belgium, as well as Bartok’s Duos at St James’s Palace in London. Since then, Sitkovetsky has become one of the most renowned musicians of his generation, having performed at prestigious festivals and venues throughout the world. The Strad magazine has featured him as one of the “Stars of the New Century” and he was featured as a soloist in the “Tchaikovsky Experience” documentary by BBC Television which was broadcast on BBC Two. His CDs with works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Panufnik and Takemitsu have received unanimous critical acclaim. Alexander Sitkovetsky is also an accomplished composer, and his two orchestral ballet scores were premiered in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Dance in 1995 and in 1999 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.