The violinist will join NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra at the beginning of the 2023/24 season

A Sitkovetsky cr Vincy Ng

Alexander Sitkovetsky © Vincy Ng

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The NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra of Wrocław has named British violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky as its new artistic director for the 2023/24 season. Sitkovetsky will replace Joseph Swensen, who will continue to work with the orchestra as its first guest conductor.

’We have great hopes for the further development of the orchestra,’ said the orchestra’s director, Andrzej Kosendiak.

Sitkovetsky’s first concert with the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra on 7 October 2023 will see him directing and playing Bruch’s Violin Concerto (arranged for strings by B. Rofe), as well as String Symphony no.10 by Mendelssohn and Suite from Carmen.

As a player-director, Sitkovetsky has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, London Mozart Players, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Players, Camerata Zurich and the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.

Sitkovetsky was born in Moscow and moved to the UK in 1991 to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Following his concerto debut at aged eight, Sitkovetsky, now 40, has enjoyed an international career as a soloist and chamber musician. He is the founder of the award-winning Sitkovetsky Trio, which has won prizes such as the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Kammermusik Prize and toured internationally.

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