Dmitry Sinkovsky possesses a rare combination of Russian virtuosity and Italian cantabilità. A conductor, violinist, and countertenor, he weaves these three disciplines together with a profound musical awareness, boundless energy, and astonishing technique, resulting in electrifying performances that captivate audiences across the globe.
A winner of awards at major European competitions, Dmitry began his brilliant career working with the most prestigious Early Music ensembles, such as Il Giardino Armonico, Il Complesso Barocco, Il Pomo D’Oro, Musica Petropolitana and Accademia Bizantina. He is closely tied to the Belgian ensemble B'Rock and has a had a long-term collaboration with lutenist Luca Pianca and his Ensemble Claudiana, as well as the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra. Additional collaborations have included artists like Alexei Lubimov, Teodor Currentzis, Alexander Rudin, Dorothee Oberlinger, Andreas Scholl, Kristina Mhkitaryan, Christophe Coin, Martina Filjak, and Skip Sempé.
Complementing his achievements in Baroque music, Dmitry maintains an active profile as a classical violinist and conductor, with a diverse repertoire ranging from Mozart to Berg, from Beethoven to Bartók. Equally passionate about choral music, Dmitry works closely with the vocal ensemble Antiphonus Zagreb. He has performed as both conductor and soloist with the Seattle Symphony in Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria and returned to conduct a program of Bach Cantatas with the Seattle Symphony Chorale.
Dmitry’s international conducting career was launched in the 2012-13 season, when he was featured as a guest on Joyce DiDonato’s acclaimed Drama Queens tour. Today, he remains in high demand, performing extensively across Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia and North America. In 2018, he served as resident conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, where he has been a regular guest since the 2015-16 Season. Additional appearances in the U.S. include his debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which resulted in an immediate re-engagement as conductor, violinist and countertenor. In Europe, he has led the Spanish National Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, MusicaAeterna, Kremerata Baltica, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orchestra Casa da Música Porto, Moscow Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva, State Academic Chamber Orchestra of Russia, and more recently the Orchestra of the Marinsky Theatre for the 800 years city celebrations of Nizhny Novgorod.
In 2011 Dmitry founded his own period instrument ensemble, La Voce Strumentale. Together they released two CD’s under the French label Naïve: Vivaldi's Four Seasons (2015) and Bach in Black (2017), and perform at major international festivals and concert halls throughout Europe. Critics have praised the unique sound of their string section - each musician bringing their personality, yet accomplishing a homogeneity that is rarely attained and thrilling to hear.
Having already embarked on an impressive career as a violinist, in 2007 Dmitry decided to pursue his talent as a countertenor, under the guidance of Michael Chance, Jana Ivanilova and Marie Daveluy. Performances as countertenor have included Pergolesi's Stabat Mater at the Lucerne Festival; the title role of Handel's Lucio Silla at the Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen and at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele; and the role of Ruggero in Vivaldi's Orlando furioso with the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra, which he also conducted. He is an invited artist of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.