Alina Ibragimova, violin

Alina Ibragimova

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.