Born into a musical family in Russia in 1985, Alina Ibragimova began her musical training at the Gnessin School of Music. After moving to the UK with her family in 1995, she went on to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music.
With a repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music and playing both modern and historical instruments, Ibragimova has established a reputation as one of the most skilful and versatile violinists of her generation. ‘The immediacy and honesty of Ibragimova’s playing has the curious ability to collapse any sense of distance between performer and listener,’ wrote The Guardian a few years ago. That goes for her solo performances with leading orchestras and conductors and for her chamber music concerts as well.
Ibragimova is first violinist of the Chiaroscuro Quartet, with which she has performed in the Recital Hall of the Concertgebouw several times. She has also had a duo with the French pianist Cédric Tiberghien for many years. She plays an instrument built around 1775 by Anselmo Bellosio, on loan to her from Georg von Opel.
Ibragimova will be making her first solo appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2018–19 season.