Alexander Sitkovetsky is one of Russia’s leading violinists. His own recording of Panufnik’s violin concerto in 2014 was voted ‘CD of the Year’ by Musicweb and won an International Classical Music, Special Achievement Award. Australian audiences will now have the rare opportunity to hear it performed live, accompanied by the superb talents of ACO2.
Making his concerto debut at the age of eight, Alexander Sitkovetsky (a relative of violinist–conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky) comes from an established musical family. Studying at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in England, Sitkovetsky has gone on to perform with all Europe’s leading orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, the London Mozart Players, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the St Petersburg Symphony and the BBC Concert Orchestra, among many others.
Described by The Guardian as a man whose performances are “brilliantly fiery and energetic”, guest director Alexander Sitkovetsky is one of Russia’s leading award-winning violinists, who has been thrilling audiences around the world with his flawless technique.
Sitkovetsky returns for the second time to Australia, after critical acclaim for his recent 2014 tour with the award-winning Sitkovetsky Trio.
ACO2: Best Of British | 19-30 August
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in G major, Op.6, No.1, HWV319
PURCELL Chacony in G minor, Z730
PANUFNIK Violin Concerto
HOLST St Paul’s Suite, Op.29, No.2
BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10
19 Aug 7pm Darwin Entertainment Centre
21 Aug 7.30pm The Memo Healesville
23 Aug 2pm Montrose Town Centre
26 Aug 8pm The Capital Bendigo
27 Aug 7.30pm Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool
28 Aug 7.30pm Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre Mt Gambier
30 Aug 2.30pm Elder Conservatorium Adelaide