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Dmitry Sitkovetsky is an artist whose creativity defies categorising. He has built up an active and successful career as a violinist, conductor, arranger, chamber musician & festival director.

He has performed as a soloist with number of the world’s leading orchestras including the Berlin and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Concertgebouw Orchestra, NHK and all of the major London orchestras. Sitkovetsky has performed at a number of high-profile festivals including Salzburg, Lucerne, Edinburgh and Verbier Festival. 

Between 1983 and 2002 Sitkovetsky was the Artistic Director of a number of music festivals including the Korsholm Music Festival in Finland (1983-1993 and 2002), Seattle International Music Festival (1992-1997), “The Silk Route of Music” Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan (1999).

Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky has built a flourishing career as a conductor. He was appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Ulster Orchestra (1996-2001) and subsequently made Conductor Laureate, and was Principal Guest Conductor of the Russian State Orchestra (2002-2005). From 2006 – 2009, he was named Artist-in-Residence of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon (Spain). Music Director, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra As a guest conductor, he has worked with leading orchestras including the London & Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, San Francisco, Seattle and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Santa Cecilia and the St Petersburg Philharmonic.

In 2003, Dmitry Sitkovetsky was appointed Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra a position he holds to this day.

Sitkovetsky’s increasing involvement in contemporary music shows a keen interest in performing new repertoire. He premiered the violin concerti written for him by John Casken (1995) and Krzystof Meyer (2000) and often performs works by Dutilleux, Penderecki, Schnittke, Pärt and Shchedrin who has written several works for Sitkovetsky both as violinist and conductor. In 2005, he performed two major works by John Corigliano - his Second Symphony and the Red Violin Suite in a play/conduct concert. Sitkovetsky’s latest premiere was The Gifts of the Magi written by Jakov Jakoulov after O’Henry’s famous story and narrated by Peter Coyote with the Greensboro Symphony. He also played a unique solo recital of contemporary music at the Verbier Festival in 2009 with a programme by Schedrin, Vasks, Auerbach and Ali-Zadeh. 



Violin Concerto No.1. 
4th Movement: Burlesque



Violin Concerto



He worked with a diverse range of artists such as Martha Argerich, Ashkenazy, Bashmet, Davidovich, Harrell, Kissin, Maisky, Ohlsson, Penderecki, Repin, Schnittke and Shchedrin.

Recent/future engagements include conducting the Komische Oper Berlin orchestra, Weimar Staatskapelle, New Zealand and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras as well as the Tenerife Symphony. Concerto engagements include the Seattle Symphony, Concertgebouw, Royal Danish Opera Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, NHK Symphony and the Hamburg Philharmonic.

Recitals include Seattle, Brussels, Seville, Cape Town, Wigmore Hall and performances in the London Philharmonic’s Schnittke Festival.

Play/directing engagements include Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of New Russia, Minnesota Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and the San Francisco Symphony’s prestigious New Year’s Eve concert.

Dmitri Sitkovetsky supports humanitarian activities of Lions Club Vienna MozART. 

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