TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER 2022
SITKOVETSKY PIANO TRIO (England)
||Piano Trio in a
||Allegretto, WoO 39
||Piano Trio No. 2 in c op. 66 MWV Q 33
The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio of today, with sensational
performances in the foremost concert halls around the world. Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and
Wu Qian (piano) were joined recently by German-Korean cellist Isang Enders to continue their
journey of successful appearances. Their thoughtful and committed approach have brought the
ensemble critical acclaim and invitations to renowned concert halls around the world, such as the
Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Palais des Beaux Arts, Musée du Louvre,
l’Auditori Barcelona, Wigmore Hall and Lincoln Center New York to name but a few.
The 2020/21 season will see the trio return to Lincoln Center New York, Amsterdam’s
Concertgebouw, Alte Oper Frankfurt and Frederiksvaerk Festival in Denmark, as well as making
their debuts at Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art and the chamber music series in Bern and Basel.
The trio will also return to and extensively tour the UK for performances at Wigmore Hall, St
George’s Bristol, Manchester Chamber Society and Cambridge Summer Music Festival amongst
others. Further tours will take the trio to Spain and South America.
Highlights of the past seasons have been a residency at Hong Kong City Hall to include
performances of Beethoven’s triple concerto with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, as well as chamber
music. They also toured Asia performing concerts throughout South Korea, Singapore and Japan.
In May 2019 they performed the world premiere of a new triple concerto by Charlotte Bray with the
Philharmonia Orchestra, with further performances planned. Other appearances included the Bath
Mozartfestival, St. George’s Bristol, Beethovenhaus Bonn, Frederiksvaerk and Hindsgavl Festival
in Denmark as well as re-invitations to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Rheingau Musik Festival
and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
The trio have performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the
Netherlands Philharmonic, the Munich Symphony and the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau.
Highlights also include performances at the Festivals of Music@Menlo in California, Chamber
Music Society of Lincoln Center, Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, and the
Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, as well as at the Bergen, Rheingau and Cheltenham Music Festivals.
In addition, they have embarked on numerous tours, including a tour of the USA with concerts in
San Francisco and Washington DC, a China tour with performances in Beijing, Shanghai and
Guangzhou and a second successful tour of Australia with Musica Viva, receiving numerous
First prize-winners of the International Commerzbank Chamber Music Award, the trio is also a
recipient of the NORDMETALL Chamber Music Award at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival
and the Philharmonia-Martin Chamber Music Award. They have been supported by the Hattori
Foundation, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Fidelio Trust and the Swiss Global Artistic
They released their first recording for BIS Records in 2014 including works by Smetana, Suk and
Dvorák to much critical acclaim. This led to further releases of works by Brahms and Schubert on
the Wigmore Live Label and another recording for BIS of Mendelssohn Trios in 2015. Recently,
they have recorded their third disc for BIS; Beethoven’s Trios Op.1 and Op.70, and Allegretto in
B-flat major for Piano Trio WoO 39 as part of their complete Beethoven cycle, which was released
to great critical acclaim in time for the composer’s birthday celebrations in spring 2020. BIS
Records is planning to release a further disc in 2021: Ravel Trio and Saint-Saens Trio no 2.
EXPLANATORY NOTES (Dutch only)