Sitkovetsky Piano Trio

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas - Perimeter Institute

This piano trio has been performing together since their pre-teen years at the Yehudi Menuhin School and it shows, both through their technical confidence in one another and by a kind of interpretative empathy that operates throughout large-scale works.

Sitkovetsky Trio's premier performance at Perimeter is not to be missed!


BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in E-flat Major, op. 70/2
MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 2 in c minor, op. 66
BRAHMS Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, op. 8


Violin - Alexander Sitkovetsky
Cello - Richard Harwood
Piano - Wu Qian

First prizewinner of the International Commerzbank Chamber Music Award 2008 and recipients of the NORDMETALL Chamber Music Award at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival 2009, The Sitkovetsky Trio is a collaboration between three young musicians who share a passion for Chamber Music. Having met and worked together at the Yehudi Menuhin School, they founded the trio in 2007 and have emerged as one of the outstanding trios of today, receiving numerous awards and critical acclaim. They have won the Philharmonia-Martin Chamber Music Award, the Kirckman Society Award, the Tillett Trust, and are supported by the Hattori Foundation, the Fidelio Trust, the Music Benevolent Fund and the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation. They held the Junior Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music 2007-2008, and from 2008-2010, the trio were recipients of the Golubovich Fellowship and the Richard Cairnes Junior Fellowship for Chamber Music at the Trinity college of Music resulting in many performances and educational worships at the College and across London.
The trio recently performed at the Wigmore Hall's Coffee Concert series and was immediately re-invited for an evening recital as well as another Coffee Concert. In 2011-2012, The trio will hold a three concert residency at the King's Place in London, another three concert residency at the Kettle's Yard in Cambridge as well as various recitals in the UK and abroad including a re-invitation to Bath's Mozartfest. They will be Trio in Residence at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival's Chamber Music week and will perform the Beethoven Triple there in the Summer of 2012 with the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin.

They made their highly successful Southbank debut, playing a recital in the Purcell Room, and was invited to play in front of Her Majesty the Queen in London. They made their debut appearance at the Wigmore Hall in November 2008 and another recital there in May, 2009. as part of the Kirckman Society's award and have already been invited to give Recitals at various Festivals throughout the UK and abroad, in venues such as King’s Lynn, Brighton, St. George’s Bristol, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival, the Bath Mozartfest, the Chamber hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. The trio also performed the Beethoven Triple on tour with the Orchestra of the Swan and the Munchen Symphoniker in November 2009 and again in 2010.

The trio has been broadcast several times by BBC Radio 3 including on the In Tune Program and the Lunchtime Concerts series.