July 29, 2017


new-dmitry-header.jpgA magical evening of music which had the audience clamouring for more was performed at the City Recital Hall in Angel Place recently when The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra welcomed back Russian violinist, Dmitry Sinkovsky, one of the world’s most dynamic young baroque music stars, for a return season.

With a program that included Italian, German and French music by baroque masters Vivaldi, Locatelli, Telemann, Leclair and Aubert featuring violins and horns, I thought the evening could not get any better until Dmitry Sinkovsky wowed the audience with his singing.

A star student of the iconic Moscow Conservatory, where Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich once taught and Rachmaninoff studied, Dmitry was groomed for an international career on modern violin but changed focus in 2005 and pursued specialised early music training in Moscow, Montreal and Holland. He is now a highly regarded laureate in many European violin competitions, including first, audience and critic’s prizes in the coveted Music Antiqua Competition in Bruges and is in great demand as a soloist and director, not only for his musical prowess, but also his charisma on the concert stage.

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Dmitry performs on an exquisite Francesco Ruggeri violin that was made in Cremona in 1675 and made available to him by the Netherlands based Jumpstart Jr Foundation, which identifies the world’s leading young and gifted musicians and provides them with precious gut-string period instruments crafted by the old masters.

As guest director and soloist on baroque violin, Dmitry will be touring with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in Sydney and Melbourne, plus making his debut in Brisbane.

Sydney: City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place on 2 & 4 August at 7pm.

Melbourne: Recital Centre on 5 August at 7pm & 6 August at 5pm.

Brisbane: QPAC on 8 August at 7.30pm.

Sandra Tiltman



July 23, 2016


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The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s latest production of “Blazing Baroque” features stunning concertos, rare combinations of instruments and powerful masterpieces all performed by today’s baroque stars, at the City Recital Hall in Angel Place, Sydney.

With a program that includes music by Vivaldi, Telemann, Sammartini and Fasch, the audience will experience the passion, intensity and drama the performers bring to the stage. Modern and edgy in their time, these compositions are brought to life by the stars of the Brandenburg, with their unique flair, dynamic playing and exciting and challenging exploration of period music, the musicians are modern baroque stars. They bring a vibrant energy to the stage, engaging the audience with an intimacy as if they were in the salon of a great house in the 18th century. This is a celebration of the orchestra and the music.

Artistic Director and Conductor, Paul Dyer AO said “Sometimes ABO audiences just want the Brandenburg. They are devoted to the players and they love pure baroque music with a passion.  This is the perfect program for our loyal and cherished fans.”

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear stunning baroque concertos in rare combinations of instruments.

The spotlight will also be on the musicians as they take turns as soloist.

Blazing Baroque will be performing at City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place Sydney from 27 & 29 July and 3, 5 & 6 August at 7 pm
 with a Matinee on 6 August at 2 pm.

Sandra Tiltman