Alina Pogostkina
violin | Germany, °1983
 
VIOLIN 2001 : Fourth Prize
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 concert venues. She has collaborated with conductors such as Mikhail Pletnev, Gennadi Roshdestvensky, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Mark Elder, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Mikko Franck, Paavo Järvi, Andris Nelsons and Andrey Boreyko.

As soloist she has performed with orchestras such as SWR Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Het Residentie Orkest, Hallé Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Sympony Orchestra as well as Indianapolis and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras. July 2010 saw her joining forces with violinists Lisa Batiashvili and Baiba Skride for a ‘Violin Summit’ at Baden-Baden Festspielhaus accompanied by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Her great love of chamber music has led her to work with musicians such as Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Menahem Pressler, Christoph Eschenbach, Pekka Kuusisto, Maxim Rysanov and Joshua Bell. Numerous radio and television productions document her artistry.

Highlights of recent seasons include engagements with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and Mikko Franck, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bamberger Symphoniker and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic with Sakari Oramo. In Spring 2011 Alina Pogostkina has toured Japan with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and Jonathan Nott.

Born in St. Petersburg, Alina Pogostkina moved to Germany in 1992, receiving her earliest violin lessons from her father. A former student of Antje Weithaas at Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, she has won the 1997 Louis Spohr Competition in Freiburg, where she was the youngest competitor. In 1999 she received the Prix de l’espoir of the Presidents of the European Council. In 2002 she was among the prize-winners at the International Violin Competition in Indianapolis, USA.

Alina Pogostkina performs frequently at internationally renowned festivals such as Schwetzinger Festspiele, the festivals in Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Bergen and Aspen Festivals, Beethovenfest Bonn, Salzburg Festival where she appeared with Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica as well as the Dresden Musikfestspiele and Lockenhaus Festival.

Alina Pogostkina plays a violin by Antonio Stradivari (Cremona 1709), made available to her by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
Audio
Programme
Final (23/05/2001)
Johannes Brahms Sonata n. 2 in A major op. 100
Søren Nils Eichberg Qilaatersorneq
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major op. 35
Alina Pogostkina, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Semi-final

Récital (09/05/2001)

Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in G minor op. 27/1
Peter Swinnen Ciaccona per violino e pianoforte
Paul Hindemith Sonata for solo violin op. 31/2
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Valse-Scherzo in C major op. 34
Alina Pogostkina, violin
Gerda Guttenberg, pianist accompanist

Concerto (09/05/2001)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 3 in G major KV 216
Alina Pogostkina, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Georges Octors
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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