Dmitry Sitkovetsky

Profile

Dmitry Sitkovetsky is an artist whose creativity defies categorising. He has built up an active and successful career as a violinist, conductor, arranger, chamber musician & festival director. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, he grew up in Moscow studying at the Moscow Conservatory and after his emigration in 1977, at the Juilliard School in New York. Sitkovetsky has performed as soloist with a number of the world¡Çs leading orchestras including the Berlin, New York and LA Philharmonic Orchestras, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Philharmonia, London Symphony, NHK, Chicago, Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras. He has performed at a number of high-profile festivals including Salzburg, Lucerne, Edinburgh, Verbier, Istanbul and the Georges Enescu festival as well as being a founding artist of the IMG Tuscan Sun Festival since 2003.

Sitkovetsky has built a flourishing career as a conductor. In 1996, he was appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Ulster Orchestra for five years, in 2001, was appointed Conductor Laureate, and from 2002-2005 held the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian State Orchestra. In 2003, Sitkovetsky was appointed Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, and in 2006, named Artist-in-Residence of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon (Spain), positions he still holds. In Spain, the position involves orchestral touring, conducting, playing as a soloist and in chamber music as well as giving masterclasses. As a guest conductor, he has worked with the London & Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, BBC, San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, Santa Cecilia, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and the St Petersburg Philharmonic.

Sitkovetsky is also the founding director of the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra (NES CO), founded in 1990, which is comprised of distinguished string players from Eastern & Western Europe. Since his successful transcription of Bach¡Çs Goldberg Variations for string trio, he has transcribed more than 30 works mostly for string orchestra by Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Dohnanyi, Bartok, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Schnittke. He has been a member of ASCAP since 1985 and his transcriptions are published by Doblinger, Sikorski and Schirmer.

Between 1983 and 2002 Sitkovetsky was the Artistic Director of a number of music festivals including the Korsholm Music Festival in Finland (1983-1993 and 2002), Seattle International Music Festival (1992-1997), ¡¯The Silk Route of Music¡¯ Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan (1999) and worked with a diverse range of artists such as Argerich, Ashkenazy, Bashmet, Davidovich, Harrell, Kissin, Maisky, Ohlsson, Penderecki, Repin, Schnittke and Shchedrin. In May 2007, Sitkovetsky was the Artist-in-Residence at the Bodensee Festival in Germany where he performed the Brahms Concerto with the SWR Orchestra, conducted the Sudwestdeutsche Philharmonie, played a chamber concert with Gary Hoffman & Konstantin Lifschitz, played solo Bach recitals, gave masterclasses and had the NES Chamber Orchestra in residence.

He has an active and varied recording career with an extensive discography which includes all the major violin concerti, numerous chamber music works as well as orchestral recordings that he¡Çs conducted. In the spring of 2005, a new CD with his string orchestra transcriptions of works by Shostakovich and Stravinsky was released by Hanssler Records with the NES CO. In 2006, Hanssler released a recording of Trios by Shostakovich and Mieczyslaw Weinberg with David Geringas and Jascha Nemtsov as well as the first recording of the complete Mozart Violin Sonatas with Antonio Pappano. Recent releases include Mozart¡Çs Violin Sonatas Vol. 2 with Konstantin Lifschitz, Piano Trios of Rodion Shchedrin and Peteris Vasks (Hanssler) and his most recent concerto release is Dutilleux¡Çs L'Arbre des Songes with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and Mariss Janssons (Concertgebouw Live).

Sitkovetsky¡Çs increasing involvement in contemporary music shows a keen interest in performing new repertoire. He premiered the violin concerti written for him by John Casken (1995) and Krzystof Meyer (2000) and often performs works by Dutilleux, Penderecki, Schnittke, Part and Shchedrin who has written several works for Sitkovetsky both as violinist and conductor. In 2005, he performed two major works by John Corigliano - his Second Symphony and the Red Violin Suite in a play/conduct concert. Sitkovetsky¡Çs latest premiere was The Gifts of the Magi written by Jakov Jakoulov after O¡ÇHenry¡Çs famous story and narrated by Peter Coyote with the Greensboro Symphony.

Recent engagements included conducting the London and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre National de Lille, Tonkunstler Orchestra, Detroit, Bournemouth, New Zealand, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, as well as the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra in Italy and on tour in South America. Concerto engagements included the Concertgebouw, Vienna Symphony, Cincinnati Orchestra and the NHK Symphony.

Future engagements in the 2008/09 season include play/conducting engagements with the Berlin Komische Oper orchestra, return invitations to the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and Orchestre National de Lille as well as the St Petersburg Philharmonic; concerto performances with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg Philharmonic, Tenerife Symphony and recitals in Seattle (with Bella Davidovich), Brussels, Seville, Cape Town (with Konstantin Lifschitz), London (Wigmore Hall: Rostropovich tribute) and a special recital of new music at the Verbier Festival. Since 1987 he has resided in London with his wife, Susan, and their daughter, Julia.

Concert

Date June 3rd, 2017(Sat) 7:00pm & June 4th, 2017(Sun) 3:00pm
Venue Yamagata Terrsa Hall
Yamagata Symphony Orchestra "The 262nd Subscription Concert"!

[Performers]
Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Conductor & Violin)
Yamagata Symphony Orchestra

[Program]
O.Respighi: Antiche Danze ed arie per liuto (Ancient Airs and Dances), Suite No.3, P.172
I.Stravinsky: Pulcinella
L.v.Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.61

[Tickets]
(A, Reserved)\4,700 (B, Unreserved)\4,200 (Students)\2,500

[Information]
Yamakyo Ticket Service 023-625-2204

Date June 16th, 2017(Fri) 7:00pm & June 17th, 2017(Sat) 2:00pm
Venue The Symphony Hall
Japan Century Symphony Orchestra "The 217th Subscription Concert"

[Performers]
Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Conductor & Violin)
Japan Century Symphony Orchestra

[Program]
J.Adams: The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra
J.Corigliano Jr.: Violin Concerto, "Red Violin"
R.Schumann: Symphony No.2 in C Major, Op.61

[Tickets]
All Reserved Seats (A)\6,000 (B)\4,500 (C)\3,500 (D)\1,500 (Wheelchair)\3,500

[Information]
Century Ticket Service 06-6868-0591

Date June 20th, 2017(Tue) 7:00pm
Venue Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Dmitry Sitkovetsky ¢ãGoldberg Variations for String Trio¢ä

[Performers]
Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Violin)
Alexander Zemtsov (Viola)
Luigi Piovano (Cello)

[Program]
J.S.Bach: 3-Part Inventions (Sinfonias), BWV 787-801 (arr. D.Sitkovetsky for String Trio)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arr. D.Sitkovetsky for String Trio)

[Tickets]
All Reserved Seats (S)\7,000 (A)\6,000 (B)\5,000 (C)\4,000

[Information]
Tomin Gekijo 03-3572-4311

Date June 21st, 2017(Wed) 7:00pm
Venue Yamaha Hall
Dmitry Sitkovetsky Trio ¡ÁThe World of J.S.Bach¡Á

[Performers]
Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Violin)
Alexander Zemtsov (Viola)
Luigi Piovano (Cello)

[Program]
J.S.Bach: 3-Part Inventions (Sinfonias), BWV 787-801 (arr. D.Sitkovetsky for String Trio)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (arr. D.Sitkovetsky for String Trio)

[Tickets]
All Reserved Seats (General)\7,000

[Information]
Ticket Pia 0570-02-9999

Discography

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The Art of Transcription

J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations
J.S.Bach: 15 Sinfonias

Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Violin)
Yuri Zhislin (Viola)
Luigi Piovano (Cello)

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Prokofiev: Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major
Prokofiev: Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor
Shostakovich: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor
Shostakovich: Concerto for Violin no 2 in C sharp minor

Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Violin)
Sir Colin Davis (Conductor)
London Symphony Orchestra
And others

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Brahms: Sextet no 2
Dohnanyi: Seranade / Sitkovetsky

Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Conductor)
New European Strings

Other CDs:
http://www.dmitrysitkovetsky.com/recordings

Press Review

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Concert Archive

Date May 22nd, 2016(Sun) 2:00pm
Venue Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall
The Masterpiece Classics Series No.117

[Performer]
Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Conductor & Violin)
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

[Program]
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op.80
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64
Schumann: Symphony No.1 in B-Flat Major, Op.38, "Spring"

[Ticket]
All Reserved Seats (S)\6,000 (A)\5,000 (B)\4,000 (C)\3,000

[Information]
Tokyo Symphony Ticket Center 044-520-1511

Date Fri/12/Nov/2010 19:00
Venue Tokyo University of the Arts SOUGAKUDO
The 43th Students Orchestra

[Program]
B.Smetana: Ma vlast No.2 Vltava
A.Schnittke: Violin Sonata No.1
C.Debussy: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
M.Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No.2

[Price]
Unreserved Seats\1,500

[Information]
Tokyo University of the Arts Ticket Center +81-50-5525-2300

Date Thu/11/Nov/2010 11:00
Venue Tokyo University of the Arts SOUGAKUDO
Morning Concert

[Price]
Free Entrance

Date Wed/3/November/2010 14:00
Venue Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Special in Yokohama

¡ÚPerformer¡Û
Dmitry Sitkovetsky (conductor)
Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

¡ÚProgram¡Û
H. BERLIOZ: Le Carnaval Romain
SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 in D major and 2 in G minor
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Sheherazade

¡ÚPrice¡Û
S:\5,500 A:\4,500 B:\3,500 C:\2,500 Ex:\1,500

¡ÚInfo&Ticket¡Û
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Guide
+81-3-3822-0727
Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall Ticket Center
+81-45-682-2000

Date Sun/31/October/2010 14:00
Venue Tokyo Geijutsu Theater
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Tokyo Geijutsu Theater Series
"Portrait of the Composer" Vol.79 <MOZART>


¡ÚPerformer¡Û
Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Conductor, Violin)
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

¡ÚProgram¡Û
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219, "Turkish"
Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, "Jupiter"
all by Mozart

¡ÚPrice¡Û
S:\5,800 A:\4,800 B:\3,800 C:\2,800 Ex:\2,00

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+81-3-5685-0650
TOkyo Geijutsu Theater Ticket Service
+81-3-5985-1707
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