|Schumann||Fantasiestücke in A minor Op. 88|
|Arensky||Trio No. 1|
The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as an exceptional piano trio of today, with sensational performances in the foremost concert halls around the world. Their thoughtful and committed approach have brought the ensemble critical acclaim and invitations to renowned concert halls around the world.
First prize-winners of the International Commerzbank Chamber Music Award, the trio is also a recipient of the NordmetallChamber Music Award at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and the Philharmonia-Martin Chamber Music Award. They have been supported by the Hattori Foundation, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Fidelio Trust and the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation.
They released their first recording for BIS Records in 2014 including works by Smetana, Suk and Dvořák to much critical acclaim. This led to further releases of works by Brahms and Schubert on the Wigmore Live Label and another recording for BIS of Mendelssohn Trios in 2015. Recently, they have recorded their third disc for BIS; Beethoven’s Trios Op.1 and Op.70, and Allegretto in B-flat major for Piano Trio as part of their complete Beethoven cycle, which was released to great critical acclaim in time for the composer’s birthday celebrations in spring 2020.
“Incredibly well matched, this is an established trio and you can tell how much they trust each other. There’s a wonderful mixture of buoyancy, particularly the pianist Wu Qian has the most formidably clear technique when it comes to some of the more taxing writing in the faster movements … It’s a lovely recorded sound as well.” BBC Radio 3 Record Review
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