Leonid Sirotkin is a musician of versatile interest and accomplishments. As an orchestral player he is a Principal Oboe of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, member of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Des Moines Metro Opera.
A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, he served for almost a decade as principal English horn with the Kirov Opera and Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater under the Maestro Valery Gergiev. In the U.S., Mr. Sirotkin has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and toured with the CSO to Japan and Europe. He has also performed with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dayton and Colorado Springs Philharmonic. As pedagogue, prof. Sirotkin leads a successful studio of oboe players at the DePauw University School of Music, and is active as private teacher and chamber music coach at the Benefic Chamber Music Camp in Muncie, IN.
An active chamber musician, he has appeared at numerous festivals including the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Festival, Finland; Kostamuksha Music Festival and Togliatti International Music Festival, Russia and the Lucca Music Festival in Italy.
He has also given many master classes, throughout Russian and the United States. In 2010, he was featured in performance on the American Public Media radio program Performance Today.
In 2000, Professor Sirotkin published the book Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe and English Horn from Operas and Ballets by Tchaikovsky.