Dmitry Sinkovsky was being groomed for an international career as a violinist by the Moscow Conservatory (with Alexander Kirov), from which he graduated in 2005, when his curiosity led him to earlier repertoire. A meeting at that time with Baroque violinist and early music pioneer Maria Leonhardt convinced him to change course and concentrate on historical performance practises. He has since taken innumerable prizes in major competitions, such as the Premio Bonporti in Italy (2005), the Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges (first prize, audience prize and critics’ prize, 2008) and first prize at the Telemann Competition in Magdeburg (2011).
In 2007, after having already begun a notable career as a violinist, he decided to seriously pursue his talent as a countertenor as well. To this end he worked with vocal coaches Michael Chance, Marie Daveluy and finally Jana Ivanilova with whom he studied for seven years in Moscow. In 2014 he was invited to Australia to join the Brandenburg Orchestra, performing as a countertenor in eight highly acclaimed recitals in Sydney and Melbourne. Since 2014 he is invited soloist of the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow.
As a singer Dmitry performs regularly throughout Europe, collaborating with such groups as B’Rock, National Spanish Orchestra, Musica Viva, La Claudiana ensemble as well as Musica Petropolitana ensemble and Pratum Integrum orchestra from Russia . His unique ability to switch from singing to the violin and back again in concerts has earned him great admiration and enthusiasm from the public. Dmitry Sinkovsky continues to be as much in demand as a soloist and conductor, performing extensively in Europe, Russia, Canada, Asia, Australia and the USA.
He heads the ensemble La Voce Strumentale, which he founded in Moscow in 2011, and works with some of the finest Baroque orchestras today including Il Pomo d’Oro (Italy), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, B`Rock (Belgium), Concerto Köln (Germany) and the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla (Spain).
Dmitry doesn’t stop at playing the violin and singing; during the 2012 to 2015 seasons he was a guest director of Il Complesso Barocco, accompanying distinguished mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in her ‘Drama Queens’ concert tour with performances in major concert halls throughout Europe, the USA and Asia including Carnegie hall in New York, Barbican in London, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
And he continues to teach violin at the Moscow Conservatory, a post he has held since 2005.