Sander Sittig – Pianist
“Lyricism and passion”
Sander Sittig studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Jan Wijn. After his graduation, he completed his studies with Ilya Grubert, Willem Brons and Eugene Indjic. During his years of study, he made his debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and De Doelen in Rotterdam. After winning prizes at several international piano competitions he embarked on a career that took him all over the world, often as a partner of famous violinists such as Shlomo Mintz, Ilya Grubert or Liza Ferschtman.
His recitals are famous for his lively and informative talks, often with multimedia support. He is a regular performer at the theatrical youth concerts of the Concertgebouw-based Orkaan company and is a pianist of the International Holland Music Sessions and the Crans Montana Classics Masterclasses (Switzerland) as well as of several other summer academies. Sander Sittig recorded solo (compositions by Mozart) and chamber music CDs and performs regularly for radio and television.
In 2012 Sander made his debut in the Czech Republic, playing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition during the Festival of Mariánské Lázně. He performed in the concerts of The Violins of Hope in Charlotte (USA) and Madrid. Sander Sittig lives in Amsterdam and teaches chamber music, piano accompaniment and artistic research at the Rotterdam Conservatory “CODARTS”.