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Sitkovetsky Trio

Violin, Cello & Piano

Sitkovetsky Trio
Sitkovetsky Trio
Date & Time
Friday 17th May 2024, 7pm
Venue
The Saloon, Russborough House
Ticket Info
Tickets €38 / €19 student concession
(+ booking fee)
Artists
Alexander Sitkovetsky / violin
Wu Qian / piano
Isang Enders / cello
Programme
Cécile Chaminade Piano Trio No. 2 in A minor, Op. 34
Sam Perkin Freakshow
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio of today, with sensational performances in the foremost concert halls around the world.

The Trio's thoughtful and committed approach have brought the ensemble critical acclaim and invitations to renowned venues 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.

Their West Wicklow concert begins with a brooding and powerful trio by French concert pianist and composer Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944), who wrote over 200 works for piano and toured the world to considerable acclaim performing them. Freakshow by contemporary Cork composer Sam Perkin was inspired by the Rat Circus at Fron-goch Camp in Wales, while Tchaikovsky wrote his haunting Piano Trio in A minor in the wake of the death of his close friend Nikolay Rubinstein. It is dedicated “À la mémoire d’un grand artiste”.

Sitkovetsky Trio perform Sam Perkin's Freakshow in a recording for West Wicklow Chamber Music Festival.

The playing is at once virtuoso and even-handed, textures and counterpoint beautifully clear … a really beautiful performance.
Gramophone

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 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.

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 Foundation.

They released their first recording for BIS Records in 2014 including works by Smetana, Suk and Dvořák 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.