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Alina has performed with orchestras including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, London Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Swedish Radio Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich; and conductors Vladimir Jurowski, Sir John Eliot Gardner, Jakub Hrůša, Robin Ticciati, Daniel Harding, Edward Gardner and the late Bernard Haitink, among others.
In recital, Alina has appeared at the Southbank Centre, Royal Concertgebouw, Salzburg Mozarteum, Vienna Musikverein, Carnegie Hall and Pierre Boulez Saal, as well as the Royal Albert Hall, where she performed Bach’s violin sonatas and partitas as part of the BBC Proms. Her longstanding partnership with pianist Cédric Tiberghien has seen the duo tour worldwide and win acclaim for their performances of sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven, both live and on record. Alina is a founding member of the Chiaroscuro Quartet, one of the most sought-after period ensembles.
Alina’s discography on Hyperion Records ranges from Bach concertos with Arcangelo through to Prokofiev sonatas with Steven Osborne. Her 2020 album of Shostakovich violin concertos with Vladimir Jurowski and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’ won a Gramophone Award and Diapason d’Or, and was one of The Times’s Discs of the Year. Her 2021 recording of Paganini’s 24 Caprices topped the classical charts upon its release.
Born in Russia in 1985, Alina studied at the Moscow Gnessin School before moving in 1995 to the UK, where she attended the Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal College of Music. Her teachers have included Natasha Boyarsky, Gordan Nikolitch and Christian Tetzlaff, and the Baroque specialist Adrian Butterfield. Alina’s many awards include the 2011 RPS Young Artist Award, the 2008 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and the 2009 Classical BRIT Young Performer of the Year Award. An alumna of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme, she was made an MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours List. Alina is grateful to the Jumpstart Jr. Foundation for their kind loan of the 1570 Amati violin.