"Leaving your mark has to do with the past, and I think it’s worth trying to live in the now. Glamor in classical music is superficial in many ways, so I’m not particularly interested in that. I like playing with excellent, friendly musicians. That’s what it’s about for me at the end of the day. Conquering the world is not one of my priorities."
A Trance: An Interview with Alina Ibragimova
"Now Alina's an established star who’s outsoared them all, with a diary that many performers twice her age would kill for... How has she risen so high in such a short time? Immense discipline, iron-clad technique and willingness to take risks are the qualities that truly single out Ibragimova from many other performers... Most important, though, is the super-charged feeling that courses through everything Ibragimova plays."
Alina Ibragimova: "My heart is still Russian"
An interview with the Limelight Magazine whose June issue listed Alina in the 30 under 30.
Alina Ibragimova: Getting the balance right
This article on The Guardian comes closest to how Alina expresses herself through music, and through life.
Alina Ibragimova, THE GUARDIAN
Alina takes different tact on new recording of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Alina's interview with Strings
A Profile/Interview with Muso Magazine from 2007, just as Ms. Ibragimova was graduating from the Royal College of Music.
Muso Magazine Profile