Alexander Sitkovetsky

Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin

The young Russian-British violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow in 1983. At the age of eight Alexander made his debut as a soloist with orchestra and was invited by Yehudi Menuhin to become a pupil at his school. Since their first meeting in Moscow in 1990, Lord Menuhin became a great inspiration and supporter for Alexander. Together they performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto, Bartok's Duos and in 1996, Alexander played Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with Lord Menuhin conducting. Alexander has been featured as a soloist at many world famous festivals and venues throughout Europe and the United States, and in several BBC documentaries and made numerous broadcasts and television appearances worldwide.
He has released two CD recordings for Angel Records (Capitol/EMI Classics). His second CD for EMI/Angel featuring concertos by Bach, Mendelssohn, Panufnik and Takemitsu has received unanimous critical acclaim. Alexander often takes part in Razumovsky Ensemble and Academy events in Britain and abroad. He plays a J.B.Guadanini violin.