The virtuoso violinist Dmitri Sinkovski was being groomed for an international career by the Moscow Conservatory, from which he graduated in 2005, when his curiosity led him to earlier repertoire.
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. Dmitri Sinkovski is now much in demand as a soloist, concertmaster and conductor, performing extensively in Europe, Russia, Canada, 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 (Italy), Concerto Köln (Germany), Arion Baroque Orchestra (Canada), Pratum Integrum and Musica Petropolitana (Russia), Armonia Atenea (Greece), the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (Finland), the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla (Spain), and Il Pomo d’Oro (Italy). In the 2012 to 2014 seasons he will be guest conductor of Il Complesso Barocco accompanying the distinguished mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in her ‘Drama Queens’ concert tour. The extensive tours will cover major concert halls throughout Europe and the USA. He has recorded for Naive and Caro Mitis, and has often performed for the German radio stations BDR, WDR, and NDR. Dmitri Sinkovski continues to teach the violin and the viola at the Moscow Conservatory. He has a fine voice and is beginning to be asked to appear as a countertenor as well. As a laureate of the Jumpstart Jr. Competition in the Netherlands Dmitri Sinkovski has been loaned a superb violin by Francesco Ruggeri (1680).