Uladzimir Sinkevich | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Minsk, Belarus
Member since 01.02.2022


As a six-year-old, Uladzimir Sinkevich actually wanted to learn the piano. But since it was almost impossible to get a place for piano at the music college in his home town of Minsk, he was offered cello lessons instead. Without knowing much about the instrument, Uladzimir Sinkevich accepted the offer, and was soon invited to join Vladimir Perlin’s cello class. “It was only later that I fell in love with the instrument, especially its sound, which is very close to the human voice,” the musician says. He studied at the Berlin University of the Arts under Martin Löhr and Wolfgang Boettcher (2007-2013), graduating with a concert diploma. He received further artistic inspiration from masterclasses with Bernard Greenhouse, Yo-Yo Ma, Natalia Gutman, Frans Helmerson and David Geringas, among others.

From 2009 to 2011, Uladzimir Sinkevich was a member of the Karajan Academy – an important period for the cellist, as the experiences he had at this institution determined the course of his life. “It gave me the opportunity to learn how to work in an orchestra from the best musicians,” he recalls. “When I experienced the particularly warm and homogeneous sound of the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time, I was thrilled – and decided to become an orchestra musician.”

A winner of multiple prizes at international competitions, Uladzimir Sinkevich's first job took him to the Münchner Rundfunkorchester as principal cellist in 2011; he joined the Berliner Philharmoniker in February 2022. He has regularly stepped in as principal cellist for the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, the München Philharmoniker, the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, among others. Uladzimir Sinkevich has worked as a soloist with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, the Philharmonie Baden-Baden and the Belarusian State Symphony Orchestra. In 2021, BR-Klassik released his recording of the Cello Concerto No. 2 “Klātbūtne / Presence” by Pēteris Vasks with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester under Ivan Repušić. Uladzimir Sinkevich is also a keen chamber musician. He enjoys spending his free time fishing and in nature, and is also passionate about classic cars.


1st prize and Isang Yun special prize: International Isang Yun Competition in Korea (2012); 
2nd prize: Domenico Gabrielli Competition in Berlin (2011); 
3rd prize: Józef Drohomirecki International Solo Cello Competition in Katowice (2008)

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