The new season is already well under way! Alina is currently halfway through her tour to India where she is performing two complete Beethoven sonata cycles in Pune and Mumbai with regular duet partner, Cédric Tiberghien. Alina will round off this tour with a performance of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra of India before returning to the UK.
Alina and Cédric will then embark on their next big duo project; over the coming two seasons they will record and perform all of Mozart’s Violin Sonatas. The recordings will add to their already highly successful discography for Hyperion, and concerts will be at various venues and Festivals around the UK and Europe including a series of five concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall as part of ‘The Mozart Odyssey’, an indepth celebration of Mozart’s chamber works.
This immense undertaking begins next week with concerts in Norwich and Lyddington before the first of the Wigmore Hall performances at the end of September. Please see the concert listings for details.
Alina has been nominated for Gramophone's Artist of the Year 2014! Click here to register your vote before 22nd July.
Alina's recording of the Prokofiev violin Sonatas was selected as BBC Radio 3's Record of the Week on CD Review (21 June). Listen again here until the end of the week, when the disc itself is released!
Alina has spent an intense few weeks focussing on the six solo violin sonatas of Ysaÿe. She gave 2 performances of the complete set in Japan, returning to give a number of recitals around the UK. This included one at the Royal College of Music in London, which was preceded by Alina taking a masterclass with a group of RCM students. Click here to read a review of the concert.
Alina then headed for Monmouth for several days of recording sessions as the complete sonatas of Ysaÿe will form a future release for Hyperion Records.
In the meantime, Alina’s next London appearance will be at Wigmore Hall, where she is joined by pianist Steven Osborne. This concert marks the release of Alina’s next CD which features the works of Prokofiev and is Hyperion’s Record of the Month for July.
Alina was recently interviewed by Andrew Clark for the Financial Times ahead of her eagerly awaited debut concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra next week. Three performances, culminating in a concert at the Barbican centre will see her perform the Schumann Violin Concerto with conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Although her debut with the orchestra, Alina and Sir John Eliot are already an established team, and with Sir John Eliot and the LSO continuing their exploration of Mendelssohn during the rest of the programme, these concerts are not to be missed!
Read Andrew's interview here
Click here to read Tom Service's interview with Alina in the 18 October issue of The Guardian.
The Mendelssohn recording was CD of the Week on BBC Radio 3's Saturday Review on 06 October and entered the Classical Charts at No.5.
Alina's recording of the two Mendelssohn violin concertos with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Vladimir Jurowsky is released by Hyperion Records this month. Alina is also featured in the Gramophone Awards issue of Gramophone magazine, both in an article documenting the recording sessions of the Mendelssohn and in a review of the CD.
Alina has just finished recording her next CD for Hyperion Records, the complete Schubert works for violin and piano, with her duo partner of the last seven years, Cédric Tiberghien. The recording was made in London over two weekends in late July/early August and the CD will be released in 2013.
Alina's next CD release will be the Mendelssohn violin concertos (see the Recordings page for details) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Vlaimir Jurowski. The pre-release CDs have just arrived and the disc will be in the shops in September.