Dmitry Sinkovsky © Marco Borggreve

Dmitry Sinkovsky

Virtuosity, finesse, expression, imagination, nothing is missing from Sinkovsky.

“Le Monde”

Dimitry Sinkovsky was being groomed for an international career by the Moscow Conservatory where he studied violin with Alexander Kirov, and in Zagreb Music Academy in Croatia where he studied conducting with Tomislav Facini. While studying in Moscow his curiosity led him to earlier repertoire. A meeting at that time with Baroque violinist and early music pioneer Maria Leonhardt convinced Sinkovsky to change course and concentrate on historical performance practices.

Since Sinkovsky has 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 (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, Sinkovsky decided to seriously pursue his talent as a countertenor as well. To this end he worked with vocal coaches Michael Chance, Maria Daveluy and finally Jana Ivanilova with whom he studied for seven years in Moscow. His vocal repertoire includes roles from Haendel 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 cantatas of Vivaldi, Leo and Scarlatti.

Sinkovsky’s countertenor voice is distinguished by its wide range of timbral color and lightness and its rich overtones and agility. He has an exceptionally natural high voice with a magical sound quality. In 2014 Sinkovsky was invited to Australia with the Brandenburg Orchestra, performing eight highly acclaimed recitals in Sydney and Melbourne. Since 2014 he has been working as an invited soloist in the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow. He is often performing in duo with Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva. Sinkovsky is also 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.

Sinkovsky is a regular guest conductor, collaborating with such groups as National Spanish Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, B’Rock Orcestra, Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and MusicAeterna Orchestra. Sinkovsky continues to be in much demand as a soloist and conductor, performing extensively in Europe, Russia, Canada, Asia, Australia and the USA. He heads the ensemble La Voce Stumentale, 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). From 2012 to 2015 he worked as a guest conductor in 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.

Sinkovsky has recorded for Naïve and the Russian label, Caro Mitis. His recording “Per Pisendel” together with Il Pomo d’Oro orchestra was released in 2013 in Naïve’s Vivaldi Edition series and was awarded a Diapason d’Or. Sinkovsky also continues to teach violin in the Moscow Conservatory, a post he has held since 2005.

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