Moscow-born Sitkovetsky made his concert debut came at the age of eight, and in the same year he moved to the UK to study at the Menuhin School. Sitkovetsky is in demand as a director and has directed and performed as a soloist regularly with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, London Mozart Players, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, and New York Chamber Players.
Sitkovetsky performs alongside his wife, pianist Wu Qian, with whom he was awarded first prize at the Trio di Trieste Duo competition. Sitkovetsky is an alumnus of the prestigious “Chamber Music Society Two” program at the Lincoln Center, and in 2016 received the Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. Wu Qian has given recitals in Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, the Concertgebouw, and Kennedy Center. She has appeared with the Brussels Philharmonic, the London Mozart Players, I Virtuosi Italiani, and the Munich Symphoniker.
The program for the Feb. 23 concert includes: De Falle: Suite Populaire Espagnole for Violin & Piano; R. Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D minor, op. 121; Schnittke: Suite in the Olden Style, op. 80; Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, op. 45
The MVCMS concert series concludes March 8 with Aizuri Quartet. Two months later, MVCMS showcases the talents of five emerging classical musicians at the annual Marin Music Chest “Young Artists' Concert,” on May 17.
MVCMS concerts are held at 5 p.m. Sundays at the Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley, an intimate concert venue featuring superb acoustics and free parking.
Season subscriptions are $145 per person for five concerts or $105 for three concerts. All subscribers receive complimentary tickets to the annual Marin Music Chest Young Artists Concert. Tickets are sold at the door at $40 per person. Free admission for youth age 18 and under. Subscriptions or single tickets can be ordered online here.
The 411: The Mill Valley Chamber Music Society's 47th season continues Sunday, January 26 with a performance by award-winning violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky and pianist Wu Qian. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Avenue. Free parking. Concerts are at 5 p.m. Single tickets are $40 general and free for youth ages 18 and under. Season subscriptions options include $145 per person for all five concerts or a mini-subscription for $105 for three concerts. All subscribers receive a complimentary ticket to the annual Marin Music Chest Young Artists Concert on May 17, 2020. MORE INFO & TIX.