Since his debut at the age 14 performing Paganini Concerto No. 1 with the Kharkiv Philharmonic in his native Ukraine, violinist PETER SIROTIN has performed hundreds of concerts as a chamber musician, soloist and concertmaster in Europe, North America and Asia. After graduating with honors from Moscow’s Central Music School, Mr. Sirotin became the youngest member of the Grammy Award-winning “Moscow Soloists” chamber ensemble. With this group he has toured extensively, performing in the major music centers such as Royal Albert Hall in London, Pleyel Hall in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Beethoven Hall in Bonn among others.
Mr. Sirotin’s performances as a concertmaster include a wide range of projects from concerts in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and Verizon Hall to the performances of the Verdi Requiem, Bach’s St. John Passion and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Cathedral Choral Society in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. He is currently a Concertmaster of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and Director of Market Square Concerts in Harrisburg, PA.
An active educator, Mr. Sirotin is currently artist-in-residence at Messiah College in Grantham PA, where he has co-founded Chamber Music in Grantham, a summer chamber music and composition program for young musicians. He has given masterclasses in US and abroad and has served as an adjudicator in competitions. Ms. Sirotin is currently completing a book on the future music training in higher education for Routledge Press and CMS, together with co-author and long-time chamber music partner, Michael Stepniak, Dean of the Shenandoah Conservatory.
In 1997 Mr. Sirotin founded with his wife, pianist Ya-Ting Chang, the Mendelssohn Piano Trio. With this group he has performed over five hundred concerts in the US, Europe and Asia and recorded fifteen CDs including most recently the complete Haydn Piano Trios on Centaur Records. Mr. Sirotin has collaborated in performance with pianists Ann Schein, Igor Zhukov, Alexei Lubimov, violinist Earl Carlyss, former Juilliard String Quartet member, cellist Natalia Gutman, flutist Claudio Arrimani, oboist Gerard Reuter, harpsichordist Arthur Haas and members of the Jasper, Jupiter, Daedalus, Parker, Avalon and Fry Street quartets. His performances have been described by critics as "stylistically refined" "electrifying" and "brilliant."
In 2012, Mr. Sirotin together with his wife, Ya-Ting Chang, has appeared as a soloist in the world premiere of Ching-Ju Shih double concerto for violin, piano and orchestra at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. Recently, Mr. Sirotin appeared as a soloist with the Harrisburg Symphony, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, American Youth Philharmonic and Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.