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Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow into a family with an established musical tradition. He made his concerto debut at the age of eight and the same year moved to the UK to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Lord Menuhin was his inspiration throughout his school years, and they performed together on several occasions, performing the Bach Double Concerto and Bartók Duos at St. James’s Palace. Sitkovetsky has gone on to perform with the Netherlands Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Tokyo Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Symphony, and Moscow Symphony, among many others. Chamber music has always been very important to him. In 2011, he was awarded First Prize at the Trio di Trieste Duo Competition. He is also an Artist of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York. Alexander Sitkovetsky is a founding member of the Sitkovetsky Trio, with whom he has won various prizes including the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Kammermusik Prize.
Alexander Sitkovetsky will perform in Carte Blanche Concert II: The Russian Violin (July 24) and Concert Program VII (August 4 and 6).