Dmitry Sinkovsky: the Singing Violin
Trailblazer makes his return to Australia for concerts & swimming pools
"I don't think I've heard an audience go off so loudly over a concert of Vivaldi's music since Nigel Kennedy set the Sydney Opera House concert hall alight in 2008"
"an extraordinary artist... a virtuosic tour-de-force."
"Sinkovsky is the real deal: a passionate and adventurous musician with a slightly overwhelming array of talents."
The Sydney Morning Herald
“Our adrenaline was pumping so intensely that Dmitry and I just had to burn off some more energy,” says Artistic Director Paul Dyer of a performance during Dmitry Sinkovsky’s debut season with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in 2014.
At 9:30pm on a Friday night in the middle of winter, post-performance, when the audience and orchestra were eagerly making their way somewhere warm to wind down from the week, Paul and Dmitry swapped their concert suits for Speedos and knocked off a couple of kms at Sydney’s outdoor Prince Alfred Park Pool.
When Brandenburg welcomes back one of the world’s most dynamic young baroque music stars for a return season in July 2017, we can expect more sparks to fly on stage and likely many kilometres shared with Paul in the pool.
“In Dmitry I found not only a swimming buddy but also a musician who is a kindred spirit,” says Paul. "In his generation of players, he is a leader and a trailblazer who is redefining the way in which baroque music is played.
“He’s explosive and loves to take great risks, bringing to the stage incredible energy, charisma, virtuosity, musicality and showmanship. No wonder our audience loved him, he's got it all!”
In 2017 as guest director and soloist on baroque violin, he will tour with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in Sydney and Melbourne, and also make his debut in Brisbane.
The concert will include Italian, German and French music by baroque masters Vivaldi, Locatelli,Telemann, Leclair and Aubert.
Dmitry will perform on an exquisite Francesco Ruggeri violin made in Cremona in 1675. This instrument is made available to him by the Netherlands-based Jumpstart Jr Foundation, which identifies the world’s leading young and gifted musicians and provides them with precious gut-string period instruments crafted by the old masters.
Dmitry was a star student of the iconic Moscow Conservatory (where Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich once taught and Rachmaninoff studied). He was groomed for an international career on modern violin but changed focus in 2005 and pursued specialised early music training in Moscow, Montreal and Holland. Now he is a highly regarded laureate in many European violin competitions (including first, audience and critic’s prizes in the coveted Music Antiqua Competition in Bruges). He is in great demand as a soloist and director, not only for his musical prowess but also his charisma on the concert stage.
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