Alina Pogostkina
Violin

Winner of the 2005 Sibelius Competition, Alina Pogostkina’s recent concert tours have seen her perform at some of the world’s most renowned festivals and venues.

Contacts

Sabine Frank +49 (0)89 6797 10455
Karin Schwarz-Feyhl +49 (0)89 6797 10432
Milena Paul +49 89 679710451

Biography

In the 2014/15 season Alina Pogostkina returns to the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under David Zinman, Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Donald Runnicles and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the baton of Mikko Franck. She opens the season with performances of Jörg Widmann’s Violin Concerto with the Bamberger Symphoniker and Jonathan Nott before appearing as soloist with San Diego Symphony and Sir Neville Marriner and the Orchestre National de France with Vladimir Fedoseyev. At St Petersburg’s White Nights Festival she appears with the Riga Sinfonietta performing Pēteris Vasks’ concerto Vox Amoris.

In the 2014/15 season Alina Pogostkina returns to the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under David Zinman, Philharmonia Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Donald Runnicles and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the baton of Mikko Franck. She opens the season with performances of Jörg Widmann’s Violin Concerto with the Bamberger Symphoniker and Jonathan Nott before appearing as soloist with San Diego Symphony and Sir Neville Marriner and the Orchestre National de France with Vladimir Fedoseyev. At St Petersburg’s White Nights Festival she appears with the Riga Sinfonietta performing Pēteris Vasks’ concerto Vox Amoris.

Last season’s engagements included the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra with Gustavo Dudamel, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Bamberger Symphoniker and Gothenburg Symphony (with David Afkham). In January 2014 she performed all Mozart's violin concerti with the Tapiola Sinfonietta and Reinhard Goebel.

She has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony (under Michael Tilson Thomas), Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (and Krzysztof Urbański), NDR Sinfonieorchester (Sakari Oramo), Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Mario Venzago, Gulbenkian Orchestra and Orchestre National de France (David Zinman). Performances at leading festivals and concert venues include Schwetzinger Festspiele, the Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Bergen festivals, the Beethovenfest Bonn, Salzburger Festspiele, Edinburgh International Festival, Dresden Musikfestspiele and Lockenhaus Festival.

An ardent chamber musician, Alina Pogostkina has worked with musicians such as Steven Isserlis, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer and Menahem Pressler. She also has a great love for contemporary music, having recently recorded Peteris Vasks’ complete works for violin. Alina Pogostkina plays on the ‘Sasserno’ from Antonio Stradivari (1717) kindly provided by the Nippon Foundation.

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Contacts

Sabine Frank +49 (0)89 6797 10455
Karin Schwarz-Feyhl +49 (0)89 6797 10432
Milena Paul +49 89 679710451

Reviews

“Alina Pogostkina is a violinist of great subtlety of tone and a sharp ear for detail… Pogostkina switched on the power for an electrifying finish.” (The Journal, February 2009)

“Hers was a refined delivery, with impeccable bowing and keen articulation.” (The Northern Echo, February 2009)

“Alina Pogostkina’s playing of the opening movement of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto was exceptional…The bravura passages in the finale were crisply played with nothing rushed or merely sketched.” (The Birmingham Post, February 2009)

“Alina Pogostkina is a violinist of great subtlety of tone and a sharp ear for detail… Pogostkina switched on the power for an electrifying finish.” (The Journal, February 2009)

“Hers was a refined delivery, with impeccable bowing and keen articulation.” (The Northern Echo, February 2009)

“Alina Pogostkina’s playing of the opening movement of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto was exceptional…The bravura passages in the finale were crisply played with nothing rushed or merely sketched.” (The Birmingham Post, February 2009)

“In the serenade-like adagio her unfolding of a seamless singing line was exquisite.” (The Birmingham Post, January 2008)

Discography