Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments, Alina Ibragimova has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of the younger generation. This was illustrated in her prominentpresence at the 2015 BBC Proms, which included a concerto with a symphony orchestra, a concerto with a baroque ensemble and two Royal Albert Hall late-night recitals featuring the complete Bach partitas and sonatas, which commanded capacity audiences, and for which The Guardian commented “The immediacy and honesty of Ibragimova’s playing has the curious ability to collapse any sense of distance between performer and listener”.
Highlights among recent and upcoming concerto engagements include debuts with the Boston Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Konzerthaus Berlin, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, Camerata Salzburg, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Hungarian National Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony, returns with the London Symphony, BBC Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of Europe, residencies with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, and at the Casa della Musica in Porto, as well as extensive touring in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmania symphony orchestras).
As a recitalist, Alina has appeared at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salzburg Mozarteum, Vienna’s Musikverein, Park Avenue Armory in New York, Carnegie Hall, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Vancouver Recital Series, San Francisco Performances, and at the Salzburg, Verbier, Gstaad, MDR Musiksommer, Manchester International, Lockenhaus, Lucerne, Mostly Mozart New York and Aldeburgh festivals.
Her long-standing duo partnership with pianist Cédric Tiberghien has featured highly successful complete cycles of both the Beethoven violin sonatas and the Mozart sonatas for violin and keyboard at Wigmore Hall. Future plans for the duo also include extensive touring in Japan and North America.
Over the years, Alina has appeared with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Seattle Symphony, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Philharmonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and all the BBC orchestras. Conductors with whom Alina has worked include Bernard Haitink, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Valery Gergiev, Paavo Järvi, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vladimir Jurowski, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Philippe Herreweghe, Osmo Vänskä, Hannu Lintu, Sakari Oramo, Ilan Volkov, Tugan Sokhiev, Jakub Hrusa, Ludovic Morlot, Edward Gardner and Gianandrea Noseda.
As soloist/director Alina has toured with the Kremerata Baltica, Britten Sinfonia, Academy of Ancient Music and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Born in Russia in 1985 Alina studied at the Moscow Gnesin School before moving with her family to the UK in 1995 where she studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal College of Music. She was also a member of the Kronberg Academy Masters programme. Alina’s teachers have included Natasha Boyarsky, Gordan Nikolitch and Christian Tetzlaff.
Alina has been the recipient of awards including the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award 2010, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award 2008, the Classical BRIT Young Performer of the Year Award 2009 and was a member of the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme 2005-7. She was made an MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours List. Alina records for Hyperion Records and performs on a c.1775 Anselmo Bellosio violin kindly provided by Georg von Opel.
“Ibragimova makes familiar works sound both spontaneously conceived and inevitable. Her playing proclaims authority.”
“The rise of this impassioned, intelligent and inquisitive young Russian is a joyous breath of fresh air blowing through our concert halls.”
“She is one of the most expressive violinists around.”
- Alina Ibragimova & Cédric Tiberghien plays Mozart's Sonata K. 296, filmed exclusively for A Fly On The Wall during recording sessions with Andrew Keener and Simon Eadon.
- Alina leads the Academy of Ancient Music from in the violin in works by Biber, Bach and Vivaldi in a program that charts developments in the role of the violin as a solo instrument.
- Academy of Ancient Music players share their thoughts on rehearsals with Alina Ibragimova.
- A video of Ms. Ibragimova performing the Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 3 second movement, with Ludovic Morlot and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
- In July 2011, Alina Ibragimova collaborated with American film artists, The Brothers Quay, for an interactive journey through spaces in Manchester, at the Manchester International Festival, and in London, for the Barbican “Blaze” Festival. In the performances, she played solo works by Bach, Biber, Bartok and Berio, in dialogue with evocative film art. In this video, she speaks about the project, and audience members share their reactions.
- Alina Ibragimova Oct.21,2005 Tokyo Japan アリーナ・イブラギモヴァ 2005.10.21 武蔵野市民文化会館