Cockermouth Music Society


Cockermouth Music Society’s 22nd Season promises to be as interesting and exciting as any in the past with very accomplished musicians performing as soloists or as members of ensembles.  Once again, with the support of Orchestras Live we are able to offer an orchestral concert, Manchester Camerata on 25 October 2016.

For more information about our concert dates and how to find us, visit our Facebook page, read on below or contact the Hon Secretary, Mrs Susan Allison by email

We will continue our work to engage more people in classical music through a programme of free ‘Drop in’ recitals, extending free admission to more young people.

Cockermouth Music Society is a successful society and we want to make it even more successful for the benefit of artists and audiences alike. 


Next Concert/Event

Sitkovetsky Piano Trio

Tuesday 14th March 2017


United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth on Tuesday 14th March 2017 at 7:30 pm


Subscription Tickets covering all 7 Professional Concerts, Young Persons’ Concert, Members’ Concert and membership of the society £85.

Ordinary Membership £14 Senior, £5 Junior - includes tickets at reduced prices.

Tickets: Members £14; non-Members £17.

Accompanied children Free. Unaccompanied and students under 25 - Half Price.


Brahms: Piano trio No 3 in C minor

Turina: Piano trio No 2 in B minor

Schubert: Piano trio in B flat major D898

Artist Details

The trio comprises Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Wu Qian (piano) and Danjulo Ishizaka (cello)

First prizewinners of the International Commerzbank Chamber Music Award 2008 and recipients of the NORDMETALL Chamber Music Award at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival 2009, the Sitkovetsky Trio was formed in 2007 and has since emerged as one of the outstanding Trios of today. Their dynamic, high-energy performances as well as their thoughtful and committed approach have brought the ensemble numerous awards and critical acclaim.

As a Trio they have won the Philharmonia-Martin Chamber Music Award, the Kirckman Society Award, the Tillett Trust Award and have been supported by the Hattori Foundation, the Fidelio Trust, the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation. They held a Junior Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music in 2007-2008 and 2008-2010, and were recipients of the Golubovich Fellowship and the Richard Cairnes Junior Fellowship for Chamber Music at Trinity Laban College of Music, as well as a Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of Music.

The Sitkovetsky Trio has performed in the leading concert halls across Europe, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Musée du Louvre in Paris, Sociedad Filarmónica in Bilbao, l’Auditori Barcelona, St George’s Bristol, the Purcell Rooms and the Wigmore Hall. Recent highlights have included performances of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchester and Gabriel Feltz at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival, a piece which they also took on tour with the Orchestra of the Swan and the Münchner Symphoniker. Further afield, the Trio undertook its debut tour of the USA in 2015, which included concerts in San Francisco and Washington DC. They also made their New York debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in the same year. They have toured Australia extensively in partnership with Musica Viva and their debut tour of China in 2012 included performances in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Other recent highlights have included performances at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad and at the Bergen, Rheingau and Cheltenham Festivals.

Highlights of the 2016/17 season include return visits to the Wigmore Hall and Amsterdam Concertgebouw, as well as debut appearances at De Doelen in Rotterdam and De Singel in Antwerp. Other European highlights include two performances of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau as well as recitals in Manchester, Edinburgh and Leeds. Further afield they will return to the USA to perform in the Music @ Menlo winter series, as well as undertaking their second extensive tour of Australia with Musica Viva in July 2017.

The Sitkovetsky Trio’s first recording for BIS Records of works by Smetana, Suk and Dvořák was released in 2014, to critical acclaim; “their tempi are all excellently judged, they play like angels and their ensemble work is spot-on. This is a trio which is going to scale the heights.” Limelight Magazine 17 April 2014. This was followed by a release on the Wigmore Live label of works by Brahms and Schubert, with their second disc for BIS of Mendelssohn Trios being released in 2015 to a similarly warm reception. Future recording plans include works by Beethoven, Ravel and Saint-Saëns.

Future Concerts & Events

Tuesday 28th March 2017

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