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Sitkovetsky Trio


28 June 2023


St Jude-on-the-Hill
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The Sitkovetsky Trio

Alexander Sitkovetsky violin

Wu Qian piano

Isang Enders cello

Shostakovich Piano Trio no 2 in E minor

Sam Perkin Freakshow

Beethoven Allegretto for Piano Trio in B flat major

Mendelssohn Piano Trio no 2 in C minor

Come hear Shostakovich’s haunting Piano Trio no 2, inspired by the tragedies of the Second World War. According to eye-witness accounts, the audience was stunned by the power and daring of the work.‘The music left a devastating impression. People cried openly.’ 

Contemporary composer Sam Perkin's Freakshow, was inspired by the 1916 camp that became known as the ‘University of Revolution’ because leading figures such as Irish revolutionary Michael Collins were imprisoned there.

Beethoven's Allegretto for Piano Trio was composed in 1812 for a ten-year-old and the beautiful, lyrical Mendelssohn Piano Trio embodies all the finest qualities of Mendelssohn's immaculate art, full of bountiful melodies, finesse and easy virtuosity.

Chambers Award Winners of the prestigious BBC Music Magazine Awards 2022, the Sitkovetsky Trio’s thoughtful and committed approach has brought the ensemble critical acclaim.

Recording from artist's previous work:

Link to the artist's own website:

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Madeleine Melling, our Proms colleague and previous chair of the Music Planning Committee. We warmly welcome members of Madeleine's family who will be in attendance at this evening's concert. 

Supported by George Meyer

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