‘I want to live every note of the music’ - Alina Ibragimova


Alina Ibragimova speaks to Jessica Duchen about her influences and plans for the future

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When Alina Ibragimova was still a teenage student at the Yehudi Menuhin School, I was lucky enough to hear her at the Purcell Room in London. She gave an all-out, blood-and-guts performance of the Franck Violin Sonata that I’ve never forgotten. More than two decades later, the wellspring of impassioned musicality within this Russian-born violinist only seems to flow more strongly with the years…

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