Diary updated until Christmas
Highlights include appearances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Philharmonic, Trio performances at the Wigmore Hall, Vancouver Recital Society, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Hamburg and a BBC Lunchtime Series in St Andrews, Scotland, and a tour of Japan with Ensemble RARO and friends in October as well as two projects with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Special day for a special person
On the 28th Sept in Kronberg, Germany, the Kronberg Academy will dedicate a day of concerts and celebrations to the wonderful teacher and person Ana Chumachenco. As one of Ana's pupils, Alexander will be joined by more than twenty other violinists who have all studied with the legendary pedagogue in various performances throughout the day. As part of the celebrations, Alexander will perform the Bach double violin concerto with Julia Fischer.
Since the Middle of July, Alexander has been performing all around Europe at different festivals. Together with the Sitkovetsky Trio, Alexander returned to the Gower Festival in Wales before spending 10 intense days at the Kuhmo Festival in Finland where he was making his debut. Then, he joined his trio colleagues once again for a marathon performance at the Mecklneburg Vorpommern Festival, performing 6 different trios over two concerts in one day. The concerts were recorded by NDR Radio and a selection of the works will be broadcast later this year. Alexander then returned to the Elverum Festival in Norway before moving on to the Moritzburg Festival in Germany for the first time where, amongst other works, he played two mammoth works by Wolfgang Rihm as well as leading the Mendelssohn Octet to close the festival.
Summer Open Air in Munich
In July, together with the Bach Collegium Orchester of Munich, ALexander performed Mendelssohn and Sarasate in the popular open air series at the Brunnenhof in the centre of Munich.
In May, Alexander spent a week in the US performing with his Uncle Dmitry Sitkovetsky. in Greensboro North Carolina. Together they played the Bach Double Concerto after which Alexander played the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with his uncle conducting and the Greensboro Symphony. In a separate chamber program, they played works by Shostakovich and Schubert. You can read the reviews by clicking on the Reviews page.
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the London Mozart Players
On May 4th, Alexander performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the London Mozart Players with Gegerly Madaras conducting. The performance was part of the Surrey Hills International Music Festival's Gala concert which also included Sarah Connelly singing Arias by Mozart.