Dmitry Sinkovsky

Dmitry Sinkovsky

Conductor and Violin and Countertenor

Virtuosity, finesse, expression, imagination, nothing is missing from Sinkovsky. - "Le Monde"

Dmitry Sinkovsky was being groomed for an international career by the Moscow Conservatory were he studied violin (with Alexander Kirov), and Zagreb music academy in Croatia were he studied conducting (with Tomislav Facini),

While being a student in Moscow his curiosity led him to earlier repertoire. A meeting at that time with Baroque violinist and early music pioneer Maria Leonhardt convinced him to change course and concentrate on historical performance practises.

He has since taken innumerable prizes in major competitions from the Premio Bonporti in Italy (2005) to the Bach Competition in Leipzig (2006), the Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges (first prize, audience prize and critics’ prize, 2008) to the Romanus Weichlein prize at the Biber competition in Austria in 2009 for his ‘extraordinary interpretation of Biber’s Rosary Sonatas’ and first prize at the Telemann Competition in Magdeburg (2011). Critics and public alike praise his ability to ‘play from the heart’ while interpreting with ease music of dazzling difficulty.

In 2007, after having already begun a notable career as a violinist, Dmitry Sinkovsky decided to seriously pursue his talent as a countertenor as well. To this end he worked with vocal coaches Michael Chance, Marie Daveluy and finally Jana Ivanilova with whom he studied for seven years in Moscow. His vocal repertoire includes roles from Handel operas (Rinaldo, Giulio Cesare, Silla, Arsace, Disinganno, Bertarido, Polinesso), as well as his solo cantatas and oratories, to Gluck’s Orfeo, J.S. Bach’s Passions and cantatas and serenatas and cantatas of Vivaldi, Leo and Scarlatti. Mr. Sinkovsky’s countertenor voice is distinguished by its wide range of timbral colors and lightness and its rich overtones and agility. His is an exceptionally natural high voice with a magical sound quality. In 2014 he was invited to Australia with the Brandenburg Orchestra from that country, performing eight highly acclaimed recitals in Sydney and Melbourne. Since 2014 he is invited soloist of the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow. He is often performing in duo with Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva. Dmitry is permanently collaboratining with Goettingen Handel festival, this year he sings the title role in "Lucio Silla" accompanied by Ensemble 1700 and conducted by Dorothee Oberlinger.

Dmitry is a regular guest conductor, collaborating with such groups as National Spanish Orchestra, Seattle Symphony orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony orchestra, B`Rock orchestra, Klaipeda Chamber orchestra, Helsinki baroque orchestra, MusicAeterna orchestra . Dmitry Sinkovsky continues to be is much in demand as a soloist and conductor, performing extensively in Europe, Russia, Canada, Asia, Australia and the USA. He heads the ensemble La Voce Strumentale, which he founded in Moscow in 2011, and works with some of the finest Baroque orchestras today including Il Giardino Armonico, Accademia Bizantina and Il Pomo d’Oro (Italy), Australian Brandenburg orchestra, Casa da musica (Portugal) , Concerto Köln (Germany), Arion Baroque Orchestra (Canada), Armonia Atenea (Greece)and the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla (Spain) During the 2012 to 2015 seasons he was a guest conductor of Il Complesso Barocco, accompanying distinguished mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in her ‘Drama Queens’ concert tour with 30 performances in major concert halls throughout Europe, the USA and Asia.

He has recorded for both Naïve and the Russian label, Caro Mitis. His recording “Per Pisendel” together with "Il Pomod`oro orchestra", on which he is both soloist and conductor, was released in 2013 in Naive’s Vivaldi Edition series and was awarded a Diapason d’Or. Dmitry Sinkovsky continues to teach violin at the Moscow Conservatory, a post he has held since 2005.

As a laureate of the Jumpstart Jr. Competition in the Netherlands, Dmitry Sinkovsky has been loaned a superb violin by Francesco Ruggeri (1675)

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