Alina Ibragimova, violin
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Alina Ibragimova

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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 prominent presence 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 noted: “The immediacy and honesty of Ibragimova’s playing has the curious ability to collapse any sense of distance between performer and listener.”

This summer 2018, Alina Ibragimova performs the Mendelssohn Concerto with Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the world premiere of the Rolf Wallin’s Violin Concerto with Edward Gardner conducting at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Orchestral engagements during the 2018/2019 season include the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Seattle Symphony conducted by Ludovic Morlot and the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Toronto Symphony, Andrey Boreyko on the podium, Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 2 with Vasily Petrenko and the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, and the Schumann Violin Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by David Danzmayr. In addition, Alina has a series of recitals with pianist Cédric Tiberghien, including Wigmore Hall and Stadstheater Arnhem, Netherlands (November), San Francisco Performances (January), and the Breinton Recital Society, UK (January), as well as a full season schedule with the Chiaroscuro Quartet.

Recent highlights feature performances with the Orchestre Symhonique de Montreal, debuts with the Boston Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Konzerthaus Berlin, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, Camerata Salzburg, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and the Tokyo Symphony, returns with the London Symphony, BBC Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of Europe, as well as extensive touring with the Australia and Tasmania Symphony Orchestras.

As a recitalist, Alina has appeared at venues around the world including Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salzburg Mozarteum, Vienna’s Musikverein, Carnegie Hall, and at the Verbier, Lucerne, Mostly Mozart New York and Aldeburgh festivals. She has a long-standing duo partnership with pianist Cédric Tiberghien. Future plans for the duo include extensive touring in Japan and North America.

Alina has been the recipient of numerous awards and records for Hyperion Records and performs on a c.1775 Anselmo Bellosio violin, kindly provided by Georg von Opel.

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 prominent presence 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 noted: “The immediacy and honesty of Ibragimova’s playing has the curious ability to collapse any sense of distance between performer and listener.”

This summer 2018, Alina Ibragimova performs the Mendelssohn Concerto with Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the world premiere of the Rolf Wallin’s Violin Concerto with Edward Gardner conducting at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Orchestral engagements during the 2018/2019 season include the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Seattle Symphony conducted by Ludovic Morlot and the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Toronto Symphony, Andrey Boreyko on the podium, Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 2 with Vasily Petrenko and the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, and the Schumann Violin Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by David Danzmayr. In addition, Alina has a series of recitals with pianist Cédric Tiberghien, including Wigmore Hall and Stadstheater Arnhem, Netherlands (November), San Francisco Performances (January), and the Breinton Recital Society, UK (January), as well as a full season schedule with the Chiaroscuro Quartet.

Recent highlights feature Shostakovich’s Violin Concert No. 2 with Jacques Lacombe and the Orchestre Symhonique de Montreal, 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 Wigmore Hall, the 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, 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.

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“Ibragimova makes familiar works sound both spontaneously conceived and inevitable. Her playing proclaims authority.”

The New York Times

“The rise of this impassioned, intelligent and inquisitive young Russian is a joyous breath of fresh air blowing through our concert halls.”

The Times

“She is one of the most expressive violinists around.”

BBC Magazine
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