Aleksandr Snytkin

Violin I & II

Lithuanian-American violinist Aleksandr Snytkin has been praised by critics as “an emerging virtuoso with delicate touch and a sense of intimacy, technical and artistic maturity.” Snytkin was born in 1977 in Potsdam, Germany and began his musical education at the age of seven, studying violin at the B. Dvarionas Music School. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Lithuanian Music Academy and Malmo Music Academy (Sweden).  In 2001, Snytkin came to the United States to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Kansas and later continued his education at the Southern Methodist University Artist Certificate program in Dallas, TX.

Snytkin has been soloist with several chamber orchestras in his native country, as well as being an active chamber musician, performing at festivals and participating in competitions in Lithuania, France, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, Israel and the United States. He made his American orchestral solo debut, performing the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Springfield (Missouri) Symphony Orchestra, as a result of his winning the Hellam Young Artists Competition. He has also performed with many renowned musicians such as members of Accorda String Quartet (Kansas City), pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, violist Mikhail Iakovlev, Hansa String Quartet (Norway) and is a founding member of the ART Piano Trio (Lithuania) and the Emerald Piano Trio (Dallas, TX).  Snytkin is a member of “I Palpiti” International Chamber Orchestra, former member of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and served as guest concertmaster in the Irving and Plano Symphony Orchestras and the Bergen Philharmonic (Norway).

After serving as an assistant concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway for the 2009/10 season, Snytkin returned to become a permanent member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  He frequently performs in various chamber music groups and is a member of the PLUS string quartet. Most recent solo performances include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.