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Dmitry Sitkovetsky

Violin
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Dmitry Sitkovetsky
Course details
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599 €
BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer
Warmbrunner Str. 52
Berlin, 14193 | Germany

Biography

A renaissance man and a magnetic creative force, Dmitry Sitkovetsky is recognised throughout the world for his versatility – violinist, conductor, creator, recording artist, transcriber, and facilitator. He has made a considerable impact on musical society. His interests cover every aspect of musical life and he is seen as a giant personality and also a renowned educator.

Over the four decades since the launch of his career in Vienna’s Musikverein in 1979, Dmitry Sitkovetsky has formed close relationships and has worked with many of the world’s great conductors and orchestras – Sir Neville Marriner, Mariss Jansons, Sir Colin Davis, Yuri Temirkanov; Berlin PO, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, Philharmonia, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Bayerischer RF, Munich PO and the NHK Symphony. His celebrated career as a violinist is documented in an extensive discography of more than forty recordings, reflecting the impressive breadth of his repertoire from J.S.Bach to Rodion Shchedrin.

Sitkovetsky has also established a flourishing career as a conductor, and has worked with orchestras such as Academy of St-Martin-In-The-Fields, London Philharmonic, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestra della Toscana, San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, and Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, In 1990, he founded the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra (NES), bringing together the most distinguished string players from the top European ensembles, from both Russian and Western musical backgrounds (reflecting Dmitry’s own life story).

Since 2003, Sitkovetsky has served as the Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina, to whom he has brought such soloists as Emmanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, and Pinchas Zukerman. The brand new 3,000-seat Stephen Tanger Performing Arts has finally opened its doors to the long-awaited public of Greensboro to hear Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. That was the culmination of many years of fund-raising by the GSO Board and Sitkovetsky’s leadership of the orchestra.

As violinist and guest conductor, Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 2019/2020 season was busy and varied until all musical life was truncated by Covid-19. Sitkovetsky was performing extensively throughout Europe, North America, and Asia, with such orchestras as the Lucerne Symphony, Orchestra della Toscana, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian State Symphony Orchestra ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’, Sapporo Symphony, Japan Century Symphony, and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra.

As live performance came to an end in Spring 2020, Dmitry Sitkovetsky turned his attention to creating an innovative on-line presence with the legendary New European Strings. Given his unmatched ability to turn any project into a highly anticipated artistic event, Sitkovetsky brought together remotely a distinguished ensemble of musicians, playing the transcriptions he calls his Opus Coronavirus. He took the piano cycle of Leonid Desyatnikov the Bukovina Preludes, transcribed them, and then recorded them distantly with his NES Virtual Ensemble. These as well as the new Bach Dance Suite transcriptions have been enthusiastically received by a virtual audience of 250,000 on social media.

It was this same inventiveness and imaginative approach that led Sitkovetsky to be sought out and invited to create, develop and lead a number of festivals – the Korsholm Music Festival, Finland (1983-1993, and 2002), the Seattle International Music Festival (1992-1997), the Silk Route of Music, Azerbaijan (1999), and the Festival del Sole, Tuscany (2003-2006). In 2018/2019, he was invited as Artist-in-Residence of Vadim Repin’s Trans-Siberian Festival. He is a close partner and a regular guest at other distinguished festivals: the Verbier, Ljubljana, and the Enescu Music Festivals.

Since May 2021 Sitkovetsky has resumed his active travelling schedule, and performing in such places as Bucharest, Oviedo (Spain), Dresden, Ljubljana, Hong Kong, Prague, Tongyeong (Korea), Baku, Moscow as well as several times in Greensboro, NC.

Dmitry begins 2022 playing Tchaikovsky Concerto in London, Brahms Concerto in Japan, Stravinsky Divertimento in Israel, Beethoven Triple Concerto in Dublin; returning later to Korsholm, Ljubljana, Jerusalem and Enescu festivals as well as Baku and Moscow.

Course services

  • At least 3 individual lessons
  • Piano accompanist — a professional piano accompanist will be provided during the master class and for the performances.
  • Participant auditions — each participant has the opportunity to perform his / her finished repertoire for any upcoming competitions, concerts or auditions on one of the evenings during the master class.
  • Final concert — the participants of the master class can perform at the final concert after the end of the master class in order to present the program of the master class to the public and perform it publicly. One or another professor, at his discretion, will perform with the participants in duets or chamber music ensembles. The audience will present the Audience Award to the best artist of the concert.
  • Career Advice — the tutor and director will be happy to advise you on topics such as studies, concerts, competitions, scholarships, auditions, management and self-management, and instrument procurement.
  • Concert events in Berlin for the best participants — the best participants of the master class, chosen by the professor and the leadership of the Academy, will soon be offered a solo concert in Berlin. The date will be agreed with the artist.
  • Audience Award — directly after the final concert, an audience award in the amount of 50% of the entrance fees in cash as well as a certificate will be awarded to the participant selected by the audience.
  • Two scholarships — with twelve or more master class participants, two scholarships in the amount of the participation fee will be awarded to two of the best students selected by the professor and the leadership of the academy after the final concert, including a certificate.

Performance with an orchestra

All participants in Berlin now have the option to perform with a chamber orchestra for the additional price of 490 € – 20 min., 700 € – 30 min. (this price includes a professional multi-angle video recording of your performance with 3 cameras).

Location

BLACKMORE'S – Berlins Musikzimmer
Warmbrunner Str. 52
Berlin, 14193 | Germany

BLACKMORE'S - Berlins Musikzimmer has a chamber music hall and three more classrooms where participants can practice during the master class or longer, except during concerts. The opening hours are from early morning to late evening and will be announced in the invitation to the master class together with the schedule.

Application

REGISTRATION: If you don’t register using our online registration form, please attach the following documents to your application by email or post:
– completed application form
– copy of your passport or ID
– C.V.
– artist photo
– list of the prepared works – your program

Course fees

3 Lessons
599 €
4 Lessons
699 €
5 Lessons
799 €
Passive listener
200 €
Passive listeners have access to all open lessons of the master class, as well as concerts of participants and professors.
Day pass
50 €
Holders of the day pass receive access to all open lessons of the respective master class as well as to the concerts of the participants and professors on the respective day.
With the binding registration, the entire course fee will be charged.