One of the world’s most dynamic young baroque musicians is on his way to QPAC for one night only.
Sinkovsky will join the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra as guest director and soloist for the Dmitry Sinkovsky: The Singing Violin tour in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The gifted performer will be playing Italian, German and French music by baroque masters Vivaldi, Locatelli, Telemann, Leclair and Aubert on an exquisite violin made by Francesco Ruggeri in Cremona, Italy, in 1675.
While this will be Sinkovsky’s first show in Brisbane, he has played with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra before in Sydney and Melbourne — and he left quite an impression on orchestra director Paul Dyer.
“Our adrenaline was pumping so intensely [after the Sydney show] that Dmitry and I just had to burn off some more energy,” Dyer remembers.
At 9:30pm on a Friday night in the middle of winter, Dyer and Sinkovsky swapped their concert suits for Speedos and swam a couple of kilometres at Sydney’s outdoor Prince Alfred Park Pool.
“He is explosive and loves to take great risks, bringing to the stage incredible energy, charisma, virtuosity, musicality and showmanship,” Dyer says.
“In his generation of players, he is a leader and a trailblazer who is redefining how baroque music is played. I’m very excited to bring Dmitry to Brisbane audiences this August — this is a concert not to be missed.”
A star graduate of the iconic Moscow Conservatory (where Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich once taught and Rachmaninoff studied), Sinkovsky has won a number of prestigious music prizes, including a sweep of the first, audience and critics’ prizes at the coveted Music Antiqua Competition in Bruges.
Dmitry Sinkovsky and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra will play QPAC’s Concert Hall on Tuesday 8 August. For more info and tickets, visit qpac.com.au.