Orchestra Conductor and Violinist
Dmitry Sitkovetsky belongs to a tight circle of artists who successfully developed their careers in various directions. As a violinist he has collaborated with the best orchestras in the world - The Philharmonic of Berlin, the Gewandhaus of Lipsia, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestras of Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York and Cleveland. He has also performed at the Salzburg Festival and at the Festival of Lucerne, Edinburgh, Verbier, Ravinia and Mostly Mozart, as well as being a regular guest at the BBC Proms. Dmitry Sitkovetsky also loves chamber music and he performs regularly in the United States, Europe and the Far East.
Over the past number of years Dmitry Sitkovetsky has developed an important career as a conductor. He is the Principal Conductor and Artistic General Manager of the Ulster Orchestra, with whom he gave an extensive tour which took him to Madrid, Amsterdam, Munich, Stuttgart and Hong Kong. In May 2000 he conducted a tour in the United Kingdom with Lynn Harrel as a soloist.
Dmitry Sitkovetsky is also founder and conductor of the NES Chamber Orchestra which includes famous musicians who come from all over the world. With them he went on many tours to European Festivals and Theatres and produced different recordings including the award-winning transcription for a string orchestra by Sitkovetsky who also carried out the Goldberg Variations by Bach. Dmitry Sitkovetsky was also guest conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the BBC Philharmonic, the MDR Leipzig and the NDR Hanover, the Accademia of Santa Cecilia, the Bergen Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras.
Dmitry Sitkovetsky is very successful as conductor of festivals and in the 1999/2000 season he inaugurated the Festival of Baku in Azerbaijan, a festival which is held every two years where Dmitry Sitkovetsky plays a part as conductor and soloist as well as musician of chamber music with many of his most famous colleagues.
He also has to his credit an intensive career in the field of recording. He can boast an extensive discography: he recorded all of the principal concerts for violin, including the most famous concert recordings of Bartok, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. His chamber music recordings include works by Bach, Schubert, Brahms, Grieg, Ravel, Debussy and Janacek.
Dmitry Sitkovetsky is also busy with a recording project with the Ulster Orchestra for BMG/Conifer/Classic FM, conducting Symphonies by Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Bizet. Their first disc of Symphonies No. 3 and 4 by Mendelssohn was very well received by the critics and the public.
In past seasons Dmitry Sitkovetsky collaborated with a wide range of famous orchestras and conductors - the Pittsburgh Symphony with Mariss Jansons, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra with Charles Dutoit, the Munich Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with Yuri Temirkanov, the Bamberg Symphony, the Tonhalle Orchestra from Zurich with Marek Janowski and the London Philharmonic with Wolfgang Sawallisch.