Dmitry Sitkovetsky

American violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky has been named the Patron of The Purcell School. Sitkovetsky will join a prestigious cohort of Patrons including former HRH Prince of Wales (Royal Patron since March 1985); Simon Rattle (President); Vladimir Ashkenazy; Andrew Davis; Evgeny Kissin; Donatella Flick; Kiri Te Kanawa; and Julian Lloyd Webber. The Purcell School is Britainʼs oldest school for young musicians. Situated on the outskirts of London in Bushey, Hertfordshire, the boarding and day school is home to around 196 musically gifted young people, all of whom are passionate about fulfilling their talent.

The patronage comes at an important time for The Purcell School. Principal, Paul Bambrough, commented: “It is a tremendous privilege to welcome Dmitry Sitkovetsky as the School’s newest patron. It is thrilling to have the opportunity to build a meaningful and lasting relationship with a musician of such international renown and astonishing talent. Dmitry’s recent visit to the school left a profound and lasting impression on all of us and I know that both current and future students will benefit from Dmitry’s profound wisdom and experience. Our String department is one of the finest of its kind anywhere in the world and to be supported and guided by a violinist of such significance and distinction will only inspire and encourage our young players to even greater heights.”

Of his new appointment, Sitkovetsky says “It is with great joy and enthusiasm that I accept this wonderful honor to be a new Patron of the Purcell School. It marks a new chapter in my professional life – a chance to share my good fortune of having grown up with the giants of the music world, with the most exciting young talents at the best music school in the UK.”

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