I was very happy and very honoured to receive the Borletti-Buitoni Trust award in 2008. I think in today's world young musicians need the kind of special help and support the BBT is giving to so many people. For me, it has been a very generous help without which some projects would not have been possible. Last year BBT helped me buy a beautiful bow, which I am very happy with and use all the time. Also, I am currently looking for a live/work space in Berlin, where I could rehearse and practise freely - something that also wasn't possible before. I have a huge admiration for what BBT have done, are doing, and will do in the future. Their generosity and enthusiasm is greatly needed and appreciated by all.Alina Ibragimova"
Alina Ibragimova was supported by BBT between 2008 and 2010. For an up to date biography go to www.askonasholt.co.uk.
The Times has written that Alina Ibragimova performs with “a mixture of total abandonment and total control that is in no way contradictory” and that she is “destined to be a force in the classical music firmament for decades to come”. Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments, Alina Ibragimova has appeared with orchestras including the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Stuttgart Radio Symphony, the Hallé, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, and the Philharmonia, with conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Sir Mark Elder, Carlo Rizzi, Richard Hickox, Walter Weller, Osmo Vänskä, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Edward Gardner and Gianandrea Noseda. Future engagements include debuts with Valery Gergiev in St Petersburg, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Vladimir Jurowski, Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Academy of Ancient Music. As soloist/director she has performed with the Kremerata Baltica in Paris, Salzburg and Verbier, and has toured with the Britten Sinfonia and Australian Chamber Orchestra. In recital and chamber music Alina Ibragimova has appeared at venues including the Wigmore Hall London (where she and regular recital partner Cédric Tiberghien have recently performed the complete Beethoven violin sonatas), Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Mozarteum Salzburg, Musikverein Vienna, Carnegie Hall New York, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Vancouver Recital Series, and at festivals including Salzburg, Verbier, MDR Musiksommer, Lockenhaus, and Aldeburgh. Born in Russia in 1985 she is a former pupil of the Moscow Gnesin and Yehudi Menuhin schools and the Royal College of Music London, where her teachers have included Natasha Boyarsky, Gordan Nikolitch and Christian Tetzlaff. Alina Ibragimovia has been a member of the BBC New Generation Artists Scheme, a recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, and winner of a Classical BRIT. She records for Hyperion Records and performs on a 1738 Pietro Guarneri of Venice violin kindly provided by Georg von Opel.
Last updated: January 2011
Photographs by Sussie Ahlburg
- Help towards purchasing a new bow
- Help towards purchasing a studio in Berlin
- Participation in BBT Celebrated 2013