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Dmitry Sinkovsky

Virtuosity, finesse, expression, imagination: Dmitry Sinkovsky has everything!
"Le Monde"

Dmitry Sinkovsky, violinist, conductor, singer a rarest meeting of Russian virtuosism and Italian cantabilità through a deep philological competence, flavoured by energy and romanticism. In him, three music disciplines dialoguing with a deep music awareness and an astonishing virtuosism, are the rarest conditions behind outstanding perfomances which are always a gift for the audience, both live and on recording.


Winner of awards at the major European competitons, Dmitry began his brilliant career working with the most prestigious Early Music ensembles, as Il Giardino Armonico, Il Complesso Barocco, Musica Petropolitana and Accademia Bizantina.
As associated artist, he is particularly tied to the Belgian ensemble B´Rock and has a long-term collaboration with Luca Pianca and his Ensemble Claudiana, as well as with the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra.

Besides his Baroque Music activity, Dmitry maintains his profile as a classical violinist and conductor with a repertoire ranging from Mozart to Berg, from Beethoven to Bartók.


In the 2012-13 season Dmitry was introduced as conductor to the large audience in the Joyce DiDonato’s Drama Queens tour: today he is much in demand, performing extensively in Europe, Russia, Canada, Asia, Australia, and USA. In 2018 he was resident conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and is regularly invited by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He conducted a. o. the Spanish National Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga, MusicaAeterna, Kremerata Baltica, Orchestra Casa da Música Porto, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.
Passionate of choral music, Dmitry works closely with the vocal ensemble Antiphonus Zagreb. In December 2018 he enjoyed a great success, conducting Händel´s Messiah in Seattle.

Dmitry works together with artists like Alexei Lubimov, Teodor Currentzis, Alexander Rudin, Dorothee Oberlinger, Andreas Scholl, Kristina Mhkitaryan, Christophe Coin, Martina Filjak, Skip Sempé.

In 2011 Dmitry founded his own orchestra on period instruments La Voce Strumentale. The ensemble released two CD’s under the French label naïve: Vivaldi´s Four Seasons (2015) and Bach in Black (2017), and performs at the major international festivals and concert halls. Critics emphasize the unique sound of the splendid string section - each musician bringing his personality - and the great sound homogenity, overwhelming the audience.


In 2007 Dmitry decided to pursue his talent as a countertenor as well, under the guidance of Michael Chance, Jana Ivanilova and Marie Daveluy.
Among his performances as countertenor: Pergolesi´s Stabat Mater at the Lucerne Festival, the title role of Handel´s Lucio Silla at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen and at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the role of Ruggero in Vivaldi´s Orlando furioso together with the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra conducted by himself.
 He is also an invited artist of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.


Highlights of the season 2019-2020 include concerts with Julia Lezhneva & La Voce Strumentale (Zaryadaye Hall in Moscow, Berlin Philharmonie, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Sion Festival, Rheingau Festival), tours with B´Rock, concerts worldwide, including Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Venice, Munich, Cologne, Essen, Madrid, Porto, Helsinki, Utrecht, Antwerp, Dubrovnik, Budapest, and in USA Detroit and Seattle, as well as Beethoven´s Triple Concert, and Händel´s Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno starring his regular partner on stage Julia Lezhneva, Anne Dennis and Andrew Goodwin with the La Voce Strumentale in Moscow.

Together with the actors Elizaveta Boyarskaya and Anatoly Bely, since 2018 Dmitry has been appearing as singer, violinist, and actor in 1926, a breathtaking performance around Pasternak-Cvetaeva-Rilke in the stage direction of Alla Damsker, touring in Russian speaking countries.

Among his many recording, Vivaldi´s Concerti per violino V Per Pisendel under naïve´s Vivaldi Edition (Diapason d’Or), the world-premiere recordings of violin concertos by Tietz and Rosetti with the Pratum Integrum Orchestra (Caro Mitis). which were highly praised by the music critic, as well as chamber music CDs with Telemann´s Trio Sonatas (Berlin Classics) with Erik Boosgraf and Schumann´s Fantasies and Fairy Tales (Naxos) with Aapo Häkkinen a. o.
In October 2019 naïve released Il Virtuosissimo, a recording of virtuoso violin concertos by a. o. Tartini, Leclair, Telemann with Il Pomo d´Oro, which was awarded with the Diapason d´Or.

Dmitry is professor at the Moscow State Conservatory, and artistic director of the Orlando Furioso Festival in Dubrovnik.

He studied violin at the Moscow Conservatory under Alexander Kirov, and choral conducting at the Zagreb Music Academy under Tomislav Fačini. He is now studying operatic and orchestra conducting under the guidance of Sabrie Bekirova in Toulouse.
He plays a violin by Francesco Ruggeri (1675) loaned by the Jumpstart Jr. Foundation.

November 2019