Dmitry Sitkovetsky is an artist whose creativity defies categorizing. He has built up an active and successful career as a violinist, conductor, arranger, festival director & also a TV presenter. Sitkovetsky has performed as a soloist with a number of the world’s leading orchestras including the Berlin, New York and LA Philharmonic Orchestras, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Concertgebouw Orchestra, all of the major London orchestras, NHK, Chicago, Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras. As a guest conductor, he has worked with the London & Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, BBC, San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle and Dallas Symphony Orchestras, Santa Cecilia, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and the St Petersburg Philharmonic, amongst many others. In 1990, Sitkovetsky founded the New European Strings Chamber Orchestra (NES CO). In 2003, Sitkovetsky was appointed Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, a position he currently holds with great success.
Since his successful transcription of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for string trio and string orchestra, Sitkovetsky has transcribed more than 50 published works. He also has an active and varied recording career with an extensive discography which includes all the major violin concerti, numerous chamber music works as well as orchestral recordings featuring Sitkovetsky as conductor. Most recently, Sitkovetsky stepped into the role of TV presenter for “Visiting with Dmitry Sitkovetsky”, commissioned by the Russian Kultura Channel. The first four programs, aired in June 2014 to great acclaim, featured Evgeny Kissin, Barbara Hendrichs, Mischa Maisky, Bella Davidovich. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Dmitry Sitkovetsky grew up in Moscow, studying at the Moscow Conservatory and later at the Juilliard School in New York. He currently resides in London with his wife and daughter.
This performance marks Dmitry Sitkovestsky's La Jolla Music Society debut.