Alina Ibragimova


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

Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments, Alina Ibragimova has appeared with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Orquestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Philharmonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Hallé, and all the BBC orchestras. Conductors with whom Alina has worked include Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Valery Gergiev, Paavo Järvi, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vladimir Jurowski, Sir Mark Elder, Philippe Herreweghe, Osmo Vänskä, Hannu Lintu, Sakari Oramo, Ilan Volkov, Tugan Sokhiev, Jakub Hrusa, Ludovic Morlot, Edward Gardner and Gianandrea Noseda.

In the 2015/2016 season she will debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival with the Academy of Ancient Music (Mendelssohn with Ed Gardner) and in a late night recital with Steven Osborne, and then joins Apollo's Fire for concerts in Cleveland and at the BBC Proms where she is one of this years Featured Artists. At the Proms she performs the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin across two late evening recitals and joins the Bergen Philharmonic for Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in addition to her concert with Apollo's Fire.

Later in the season she returns for debuts with the Boston Symphony (Hartmann Concerto funebre and Haydn C major violin with Vladimir Jurowski), Montreal Symphony (Beethoven with Kent Nagano), Madison Symphony (Beethoven with Daniel Hege), and solo recitals for Club Musical de Quebec, and at the new Faena Arts Center in Miami Beach.

In North America during the 2014/2015 season she debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra (Mozart 4 with Vladimir Jurowski), the Cleveland Orchestra (Sibelius with Juanjo Mena), and North Carolina Symphony (Mozart 3 with Christoph König), and performed solo Bach recitals at the Park Avenue Amory in New York CIty and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.

Highlights among recent and upcoming plans include return engagements with the London Symphony Orchestra (Mozart 3 with Bernard Haitink), Bergen Philharmonic (Berg with Edward Gardner), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (Tchaikovsky), and debuts with the Hungarian National Philharmonic (Bartok 2 with Zoltan Kocsis), Bamberger Symphoniker (Ravel with Robin Ticciati), Scottish Chamber Orchestra (Schumann with Robin Ticciati), as well as a tour in Australia with the Sibelius Violin Concerto.

As soloist/director Alina has toured with the Kremerata Baltica, Britten Sinfonia, Academy of Ancient Music, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

With regular recital partner Cédric Tiberghien and in solo and chamber music Alina has appeared at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Mozarteum, Musikverein, Carnegie Hall, Palais des Beaux Arts, Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Vancouver Recital Series, San Francisco Performances, and at festivals including Salzburg, Verbier, MDR Musiksommer, Manchester International, Lockenhaus and Aldeburgh. The next two season’s recital highlights include a complete Mozart sonata cycle at the Wigmore Hall and at the Oji Hall in Tokyo, a Lucerne Festival debut, and solo Bach recitals at the Park Avenue Armory recital series in New York, Gulbenkian Auditorium in Lisbon, Barcelona Auditorium and Tokyo’s Oji Hall.

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, and the Classical BRIT Young Performer of the Year Award 2009. She was a member of the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme 2005-7. Alina records for Hyperion Records and performs on a c.1775 Anselmo Bellosio violin kindly provided by Georg von Opel.

(August 2015. Please discard previously dated materials and contact before making any alterations or cuts.)