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Highlights for the 2013/14 season include performances with Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra with Gustavo Dudamel, Quebec Symphony Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and Bamberger Symphoniker. She also performs with Gürzenich Orchester and Gothenburg Symphony, both in collaboration with David Afkham. In January 2014, Pogostkina will perform all Mozart violin concerti with the Tapiola Sinfonietta and Reinhard Goebel. Further engagements include touring with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Järvi as well as an extensive tour of Australia.

In 2012/13, Alina Pogostkina performed 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 (Lawrence Foster) and Orchestre National de France (David Zinman).

Alina Pogostkina has appeared at the world’s leading festivals and concert venues, including 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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“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)