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Joseph HaydnPiano Trio in G Major (“Gypsy”), Hob. XV:25
Finale: Rondo all’ Ongarese
Anton ArenskyPiano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Finale: Allegro non troppo
Felix MendelssohnPiano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
Andante con moto tranquillo
The Sitkovetsky Trio is a piano trio consisting of Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin, Wu Qian, piano, and Isang Enders, cello. The acclaimed chamber ensemble has toured the world with appearances at festivals and with major symphonies.
Alexander Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow into a family with a well-established musical tradition. His concerto debut was at the age of eight, and in the same year, he moved to the UK to study at the Menuhin School. His critically acclaimed CPO recording of Andrzej Panufnik’s Violin Concerto with the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin commemorating the composer’s 100th birthday won an ICMA Special Achievement Award.
Wu Qian was born in Shanghai, where she received her early training before being invited to study at the Menuhin School and was selected as the classical music bright young star for 2007 by The Independent. At fifteen she performed Mozart’s E flat Major concerto (K449) in Queen Elizabeth Hall and again at the Menuhin Festival in Switzerland. She made her debut recital at the South Bank Purcell Room in 2000. Her concerts have been broadcast by NHK for Japan, Phoenix TV for China, and BBC Radio 3.
Isang Enders quickly established himself as a dynamic artist in search of new-concepts and works for the cello. Born into a German-Korean musician family in Frankfurt in 1988, Enders began studying at the age of twelve. His playing is influenced by his studies with Gustav Rivinius, Truls Mørk, and above all, by the mentoring of the American cellist Lynn Harrell. As a dedicated chamber musician, he continues to work closely with the pianist Igor Levit, with whom he has toured extensively. Enders plays an instrument by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume (Paris, 1840).
The trio released their first recording in 2014 with works by Smetana, Suk, and Dvořák to much critical acclaim. Other releases followed with works by Brahms and Schubert and the Mendelssohn Trios. Recently, they recorded 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 for the composer’s birthday celebration last year. A new release is coming this year of the Ravel Trio and Saint-Saens Trio no 2.
We look forward to hosting their performance and will provide details on the repertoire when it becomes available.
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