Alina Ibragimova was born in Moscow into a musical family - her mother a violinist and her father a double bassist. She took up the violin at the age of four and began her studies at the Moscow Gnesin with Natasha Boyarsky.
- Her father took up the place of principal bass with the London Symphony Orchestra the family moved to England where she continued her studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School. She went on to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Gordon Nikolitch before transferring to the Royal College of Music to study with Adrian Butterfield.
- Alina was a member of the BBC New Generations Scheme 2007-8 and performed regularly with the BBC orchestras.
- Alina made her debut as a soloist with the Kremerata Baltica, directing the orchestra from the violin. Since then she has directed the Britten Sinfonia and Australian Chamber Orchestra and performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, HR Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt and the City of Birmingham Symphony under the batons of Sir Charles Mackerras, Osmo Vänskä, Yannick Nèzet-Séguin, Jac van Steen and Gianandrea Noseda.
- Alina primarily plays on a 1738 Pietro Guarneri of Venice violin but plays a period instrument for her baroque studies.
- Alina’s debut album was released in 2007 on Hyperion, which comprised the complete violin works of Karl Amadeus Hartmann. Since then she has recorded two more albums for Hyperion, the two concertos of Nikolai Roslavets, released in 2008 and a recital disc of works by Szymanowski, released in 2009.
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Alina won the Young British Performer award in the Classical BRIT Awards in 2009.
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