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February - a month of travel to some exotic destinations
In February, Alexander will be traveling to some interesting parts of the world
After another "Spectrum Concerts" project at Berlin's Philharmonie, the Spectrum organisation and Alexander will travel to Prizren in Kosovo for 5 days of masterclasses and performances. Then later in the month, together with the Sitkovetsky Trio, Alexander will perform at the Bermuda international Festival of the Arts. After a further week in Florida where, together with Wu QIan, he will perform recitals and give workshops in support of the Kronberg Academy, Alexander will then fly to Minsk, Belarus to play a concert of Tangos with Wu Qian and the Accordionist Ksenjia Sidorova.
Panufnik Concerto - New Recording
In anticipation of Andrzej Panufnik's 100 year Anniversary in 2014, Alexander has just re-recorded his Violin Concerto with the Konzerthaus - Orchester Berlin and Lukasz Borowicz conducting. This will be released first as a standalone CD and later as part of a box set of all of Panufnik's orchestral works. Information on the release dates to come.
Celebrating 25 years of Spectrum Concerts in Berlin
On January 22nd, Alexander took part in a concert at the Berlin Philharmonie to celebrate 25 years of "Spectrum Concerts Berlin", a music series run by the cellist Frank Dodge. Many of the world's finest musicians have participated in the series in the last quarter of a century and continue to do so today. You can find the reviews for this concert on the "Reviews" page.
Alexander Featured at the Lincoln Centre
On 18th November, Alexander made his debut at the Alice Tully Hall as part of the Chamber Music Society Two Program. He has already toured with the Society in Europe, giving performances together with their directors, David Finckel and Wu Han as well as the violinist Daniel Hope, violist Paul Neubaurer, cellist Li Wei Qin and the Mezzo-Soprano Sasha Cooke.
Going into the Studio
Alexander will be working on three new projects in the recording studio over the next few months. As part of his first prize from the Trio di Trieste Competition, he will be recording a disk of Sonatas with his duo partner Wu Qian. Then, he will join the violist Maxim Rysanov to record the Martinu Duo and the Madrigals to be released on the BIS label, and finally, the SItkovetsky Trio will go into the recording studio for the first time to record their debut CD of Trios by Dvorak, Smetana and Suk also for the BIS Label.
St Petersburg Symphony Tour completed
Alexander has just finished a two week, eight concert tour of the UK with the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. Cities visited included Cardiff, Derby, Hull, Bradford, Southend and Basingstoke.