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Concert at Chichester Chamber Concert Series

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by Raymond Greenlees Read more at: Chichester Observer

January 29, 2019

“Here the violinist Alina Ibragimova used her brilliance and grace, offset by the sturdiness of Louise Hopkins’ cello-playing, to captivate us.”

Alina Ibragimova prerforms Brahms Violin Concerto with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra

A night that Bartok would approve of

by Mervin Beng The Straits Times

April 2, 2018

“…Ibragimova’s ability to switch instantly from mere whisper to full-on power, coupled with immaculate phrasing, made every moment enthralling… …There have been other memorable performances of the Brahms Violin Concerto by the SSO and other eminent violinists, but tonight’s performance will be long-remembered for Ibramigova’s passion and individuality.”

Alina Ibragimova performs Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No 1 with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Raucous retelling with a twist leads a merry dance

by Stephen Whittington The Advertiser

August 3, 2017

“Alina Ibragimova was the soloist in Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto. Her tone has a silvery lustre, wedded to a very flexible technique that allows her to make light of Prokofiev’s inconsiderate changes of register and awkward leaps. In intimate chamber-like dialogues with the orchestra – a passage for violin, flute and harp springs to mind – the effect was magical.”

Alina Ibragimova performs Bartok's Second Violin Concerto with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Classical review: APO Ibragimova Returns

by William Dart New Zealand Herald

July 26, 2017

“Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Ibragimova Returns was ample reward for the expectation brewing up since the Russian violinist first dazzled us with Shostakovich in 2011.

Bartok’s Second Violin Concerto was the object of Alina Ibragimova’s charismatic artistry. We may have been lured into this 1938 work with placid major chords but, within a page, we were transfixed by the soloist’s often fiery narrative.

…Even after half-hour of such hyper-energy, peaking in Ibragimova’s vehement, virtuosic cadenza, there was a generous encore of searing solo Bartok.”

Alina Ibragimova performs Bartok's Second Violin Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Alina Ibragimova makes her no holds barred SSO debut with some fiery Bartok

by Steve Moffatt Daily Telegraph

July 18, 2017

“From the opening attack of the bow on string Ibragimova gave us a muscular no holds barred performance which was exciting, dynamic, balanced and perfectly articulated. From the red-hot cadenza of the first movement to the serenity of the second, in which the violin converses with the timpani, Ibragimova gave it everything she’s got, leaving plenty in reserve for the thrilling finale.”

Alina Ibrigimova performs Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2 with Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Alina Ibragimova is scintillating with Sydney Symphony Orchestra

by Murray Black The Australian

July 17, 2017

“Sustaining crystalline articulation and a focused, full-bodied tone, Ibragimova fearlessly navigated her way through the work’s myriad virtuosic challenges. However, her lightness of touch, soft-grained sonorities and sensitive phrasing in the concerto’s lyrical sections proved equally impressive.”

Alina Ibrigimova performs Bach, Biber, Berio and Bartok with filmmakers the Brothers Quay

Alina Ibragimova (violin)/The Quay Brothers (film), Barbican Blaze Festival, Wilton Music Hall

by Jessica Duchen The Independent

July 26, 2011

“Ibragimova isn’t just an intelligent musician with an adventurous mind; she positively oozes music. Her technical finesse enables her to make a beautiful sound in Bach with no vibrato, while her sense of fantasy shapes the Chaconne’s desperate poetry into a marvel as psychologically probing as the Bartók and as vivid as a film in its own right. Ever wondered why great musicians are called ‘artists’? Here’s the proof.”

Alina Ibrigimova performs Mozart with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Alina Ibrigimova performs Mozart with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

The Guardian

May 27, 2011

“[Mahler 7] was preceded by an equally wonderful performance of Mozart’s Fourth Violin Concerto, with Alina Ibragimova as soloist. A poised, aristocratic performer, she has a breathtaking ability to think in terms of span as well as detail, so that every movement seemed at once immaculately controlled yet perfectly natural.”