Described by the Washington Post as "stylistically refined" "electrifying" and "brilliant," violinist PETER SIROTIN has performed extensively as a chamber musician, soloist and concertmaster since his debut at the age 14 performing Paganini Concerto No. 1 with the Kharkiv Philharmonic in his native Ukraine. 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.
As concertmaster, Mr. Sirotin’s performances range from Arlo Guthrie's Annual Thanksgiving Concert in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and Verizon Hall, to 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 Co-Director of Market Square Concerts in Harrisburg, PA.
An active educator, Mr. Sirotin is currently artist-in-residence at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg 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. Together with long-time chamber music partner, Dr. Michael Stepniak, Dean of the Shenandoah Conservatory, Mr. Sirotin has co-authored a book on the future music training in higher education recently published by Routledge Press and College Music Society.
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, Miro and Fry Street quartets.
In 2012, Mr. Sirotin together with his wife, Ya-Ting Chang, gave 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.